Enter Time

This article is for Time Clock Administrators or members that have been granted access to this feature.

About Enter Time

The Enter Time feature allows a member the ability to enter time worked at any point (start time and end time). If activated, this feature can be accessed from anywhere; it does not use the restrictions set within the Authorize Time Clock PC’s screen.

Common Uses

  • Organizations that do not want to have members clock in at the start of the shift. In lieu of this, they can use the Enter Time screen to enter time worked.
  • Members can enter time for “off-site” for things like training classes, travel, conferences, meetings or other administrative time.
  • Time Clock Administrators can enter time for any member (an alternative to the Administrator Clock In/Out).

Depending on the settings within your organization’s account, time entered in “Enter Time” may automatically appear on the Exception Report. If approval is required, time entered will appear as a pending exception with the code of “MCIO”. The time entry will immediately appear on the member’s time card with the pending exception code.

Entering Time

  1. Navigate to “Time Clock > Enter Time”.
  2. Member – If you’re an Administrator, select the name of the member.
  3. Activity – Select an activity type. If “Other” is selected, complete the “Other” field.
  4. Start Date/Time & End Date/Time – Enter the time worked.
  5. Comments – Enter pertinent comments.
  6. Click “Clock In”.
  7. At this point, depending on your organization’s settings, the time entry may appear on the Exception Report as “pending”.

Editing & Deleting Time with Enter Time

Depending on your organization’s settings, you may be able to edit and/or delete your entered time. If this feature is turned on, you will only be able to edit/delete time until:

  • Your timecard is approved with a signature (if applicable)
  • Your organization has activated a “Time Clock Lock“.

To edit/delete time:

  1. Navigate to “Time Clock > Time Card”.
  2. In the “In” column, click on the shift you wish to edit.
  3. If updating, make any necessary changes and click “Update”.
  4. If deleting, click “Delete”.

Time Clock Exceptions

This article is for Time Clock Administrators. You must have the “Time Clock Administrator” role active under “Time Clock Rights” in your member profile in order to manage time clock exceptions.

Options for Reviewing Exceptions

There are two ways to review exceptions:

  1. The Time Clock Exception Report. This option allows you to review exceptions for multiple members at once.
  2. Looking at an individual member’s time card. This option is only available if your organization has this feature active. Contact our Support Team for more information.

Time Clock Exception Report

  1. Navigate to “Time Clock > Time Clock Exceptions”.
  2. If needed, adjust the filters at the top of the screen by using the “View more sort / filter options” icon:

  3. Multiple options for viewing time card exceptions are available including:
    1. Member
    2. From Date & To Date
    3. Exception Status (“Ex Status”)
      1. All – View all
      2. Complete – Exceptions that have been previously marked as complete
      3. Pending – Exceptions that are pending completion/review
    4. Type – All, Compensated, Volunteer
    5. Member Status — All, Active, Inactive
    6. Sort By — This will alter the default sorted data view.
  4. Click the “Refresh” icon.
  5. Select All – Will select all exceptions on the screen that are pending completion/review.
  6. Unselect All – Will unselect all records on the screen.

Approving/Accepting an Exception

  1. Click the checkbox next to the shift you wish to approve.
  2. You can select multiple shifts at once, if needed.
  3. Click “Approve Selected Shifts” at the bottom of the screen.
  4. At this point, the exception “status” will change from “Pending” to “Complete”.

Standard Exception Codes

Exceptions will appear in the “In Ex” column (clock-in exceptions) and “Out Ex” column (clock-out exceptions).

  • IE: in early
  • IL: in late
  • OE: out early
  • OL: out late
  • ABS: absent
  • MCIO: manual clock in/out (time entered using the “Enter Time” feature; formerly known as Manual Clock In & Out)
  • MCO: manual clock out
  • OA: other activity

The number after the exception code corresponds to the number of minutes related to the punch. For example:

  • IE9: member punched in 9 minutes early
  • OL48: member punch out 48 minutes late

Custom Exception Codes

In addition to the standard exception codes listed above, it is possible for our Support Team to create custom exception codes that are specific to your organization.

Editing a Punch Via the Exception Report

There are two options for editing a punch:

  1. Click the exception code (in the “In Ex” or “Out Ex” column).
  2. If an exception code doesn’t exist, click the the shift date/time in the “In” or “Out” column.

All of these options will take you to the Administration Clock In/Out screen, allowing you to make to make the necessary changes.

Managing Exceptions on Member’s Time Card

An alternate way to view and approve exceptions is to review them on the member’s time card.

  1. Navigate to the member’s time card.
  2. To approve an exception, click the checkbox in the “check mark” column. You can click multiple exceptions if needed.
  3. Click “Approve”.

Editing a Punch Via the Time Card

  1. Click the the shift date/time in the “In” column.
  2. This will take you to the Administration Clock In/Out screen, allowing you to make to make the necessary changes.