TimeClock Plus


TimeClock Plus (TCP) is the time and attendance system utilized by the university.  All benefit eligible employees use the time and attendance system as well as all student and temporary hourly employees.


*Effective May 16th, time clocks will be updated to allow punching employees to key in their campus ID number along with an assigned PIN number.  Welcome screens on timeclock will look different but employees can continue to use their Central ID card if they prefer.


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What is TimeClock Plus?

Who will use TimeClock Plus?

How do I get access to the new time and attendance system?

Will there be any changes to the way time records are approved?

If my employees use a mobile device, how will I know where they are punching in?

How do I view my leave accrual balances?

Will I be able to review my current and previous years' time records?

We have used a departmental staff member to enter exception/leave time for faculty and staff. Will we be able to continue this process?


Q. What is TimeClock Plus?

A. TimeClock Plus is an industry-leading workforce management software provider. For more than 30 years, TimeClock Plus has delivered best-in-class time and attendance solutions. Today, over 60,000 customers trust TimeClock Plus' software, hardware, services, and support to track employee time and attendance. To find out more visit:http://www.timeclockplus.com.

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Q. Who will use TimeClock Plus?

A. All benefit eligible employees use the time and attendance system as well as all student and temporary hourly employees.

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Q. How do I get access to the time and attendance system?

 A.  All benefit eligible employees, graduate assistants, temporary employees and student employees will automatically be set up with access into the system; no action is required by the employee to gain access.  You will use your global ID and password to sign in.  All supervisors will automatically be set up with a user account and will have access to the employees that report directly to them.  Any new requests for approver access will need to complete a User Request form. 

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Q. How do timecard approvals work in the system?

A. It will be very important that departments have at least two employees who are designated approvers in the system.  Employees are unable to approve their own time records.  When approving temporary and student employee time records, you will only be approving the time that the employee worked for your department.  For example, if a student employee works for two departments, you will be able to view all the time records but when correcting errors and approving time, you will only have access to the records for your department.

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Q. If my employees use a mobile device, how will I know where they are punching in?

A.  Supervisors can view the general location of all punches by double clicking a shift while viewing hours.  Employees must be on campus within the established geofence in order to punch in and out.  In addition, the employee must have GPS services turned on in order to use the Mobile Clock.

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Q. How do I view my leave accrual balances?

A. On the Web clock dashboard, select View then Accruals in order to see your entire leave accrual bank.  Complete instructions (including screenshots) can be found in the training manuals.

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Q. Will I be able to review my current and previous years' time records?

A.  You will only be able to see time records from the date we began using the system forward.

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Q. We have used a departmental staff member to enter exception/leave time for faculty and staff. Will we be able to continue this process?

A. Yes, departments may choose to continue this process.  The system is very user friendly and all employees have access to submit the requests themselves in advance; this may be a good time to start having your employees input their own exception/leave time.

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TimeClock Plus offers alternatives to punching at a physical time clock: WebClock on a desktop or device with browser or MobileClock.  Employees with access to a computer are strongly encouraged to use the WebClock.

TimeClock Plus time clocks allow employees to key in their campus ID number with an assigned PIN or swipe their Central ID card.

Reach out to Payroll and Travel Services at payroll@cmich.edu to request a PIN.  You will receive a response within 72 hours.  To protect against unauthorized access to TimeClock Plus, you should change your PIN to a number that only you know.


In addition to the WebClock and time clocks, employees have the ability to use the MobileClock app. Employees can clock in and out, submit leave requests, manage time entries, review accruals and review hours.

EMPLOYEE - MOBILECLOCK INSTRUCTIONS

Important Information

  • The MobileClock requires employees to input a PIN number.  Reach out to Payroll and Travel Services at payroll@cmich.edu to request a PIN.  You will receive a response within 72 hours. To protect against unauthorized access to TimeClock Plus, you should change your PIN to a number that only you know.
  • Punching employees must have location services turned on for the app to punch in and out.
  • Using geofence functionality, mobile punching is restricted to CMU's campus.  If a punching employee tries to punch outside of the geofence, they will be presented with an error message.
  • TCP Approvers and supervisors have the ability to see where employees are punching.  This feature is precise to within several feet, depending on the cellular and GPS connection, along with the type of device.



Recorded Webex Training Session https://cmich.webex.com/recordingservice

This training is for employees entering their own time (first 20 minutes) and for supervisors/approvers.  For supervisors/approvers, this training will cover how to manage time entries for your direct reports and/or your department.  You will learn how to review, enter, correct and approve time records as well as how to correct exceptions.  We will cover how to set up filters to see different groups of employees as well as what approvals are needed in the system to meet the payroll deadlines.