Cloud Computing

Galveston District Shifts Time, Attendance Functions to the Cloud

The Galveston Independent School District has upgraded the Kronos software it uses to manage time and attendance processes to the company's cloud-based Workforce Central.

Both district leaders and company representatives said the upgrade will give the school system quicker and more affordable access to its online time, attendance and payroll management systems. The upgrade should save both time and money, as well as fully integrate with the district's payroll and human resources system, which should lead to better overall management of overtime, budgeting, payroll and compliance with labor laws.

"Kronos has already helped us by automatically tracking time and attendance, accruals, overtime and compliance," said Rachel Alsup, lead PC support specialist for the Galveston district. "When we decided to move to the cloud, as expected, Kronos provided top-notch implementation support during our move."

Rock Regan, director of the Kronos public sector practice group, said the company's redesigned Workforce Central addresses a number of issues school districts have today:

  • The preference for mobile interaction and real-time insight;
  • Greater demand by its 470 employees in 15 schools for self-service processes;
  • Enhanced analytics on the workforce and operations; and
  • Closer adherence to changing regulatory compliance requirements.

"Streamlined and cost-effective solutions are important for school districts to help manage tighter budgets, growing student populations and the need to juggle many priorities," Regan said. "The Galveston Independent School District is continuing to evolve its workforce management strategy to ensure it has access to the right functionality at all times."

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