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Healthcare - News

Schlage Biometric HandPunch provides easy clock in/clock out for Community Hospice
Published on 9 January, 2008

Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies today announced that Community Hospice is using Schlage HandPunch terminals at its multiple locations throughout the greater Modesto (Calif.) areaIngersoll Rand Security Technologies today announced that Community Hospice is using Schlage HandPunch terminals to record time and attendance information at its multiple locations throughout the greater Modesto (Calif.) area.  Depending on which of the locations are reporting, attendance data is transmitted via TCP/IP network or dial-up.

"Previously, our timekeeping was done manually, relying on handwritten time cards and then calculated," reports Elaine Orozco, payroll clerk for Community Hospice.  "We were spending too much time with manual processing.  Plus, we ran the risk of employees filling out timecards for their friends.  With our HandPunch terminals, we are able to eliminate the worry of buddy-punching."

Today, employees swipe their ID badges or manually enter a PIN number into the Schlage HandPunch terminal and lay their hands on the unit's plate to begin their shifts.  They also do likewise to punch in and out for lunch and at the end of their shifts.

"The first time our employees used the HandPunch, they were ‘wowed' and surprised at how the technology works," adds Orozco.  "Today, as a result of using the HandPunch and our new time and attendance software, we are assured of accurate records while saving our managers and myself much processing time."  As the organization continues to grow, Orozco reports that all future sites will have HandPunch units.


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