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Integrated Time and Attendance System


Business Objectives

  • Implement timekeeping by exception
  • Reduce payroll errors
  • Eliminate need for users to understand complex timekeeping rules
  • Reduce or eliminate the need for timekeepers
  • Involve individual employees constructively in timekeeping process
  • Configurable support for variety of approaches to timekeeping

Major Features

  • Fully implements exception based timekeeping
  • Maintain employee profile information
  • Supports optional employee sign-in/out for work days, weekends, and holidays
  • Online access to current up-to-date leave balances
  • Automates leave request and approval
  • Supports leave donation
  • Supports use of over 40 work and leave categories in quarter hour increments
  • Automated leave accruals for full-time and part-time employees
  • Generates biweekly time and attendance data for payroll system
  • Ensures daily compliance with the Fair Labor Standard Act (FLSA)
  • Enforces user level security
  • Supports corrections to prior timecards as well as current timecards
  • Supports both Windows and Macintosh computer users


  • Client-server version is written in Omnis 7 and C++
  • Web version is written in HTML, Javascript, and Java, using web server from Microsoft and application server from Bluestone Sapphire/Web.
  • Both versions link to Microsoft SQL-Server 6.5 database using ODBC or JDBC calls.

More: Contact Richard Drury at the National Institutes of Health by phone on (301) 496-4368 or e-mail at Visit the ITAS web site at