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Time Clock Departments

Virtual TimeClock makes it easy to assign users to departments so you can generate reports with departmental totals for hours and wages. In fact, your time clock program already has built-in reports that separate hours by people, activity, department, and shift. All time worked by employees gets credited to the department to which they're assigned. This works great until you start having employees performing work in different departments and you're trying to maintain each department as its own cost center.

The solution is to use activities to represent the different cost centers because activities get selected when clocking in. So when Jeff from the Warehouse department works in the Call Center department, his Call Center hours will be properly accounted for. Both departments and activities can be set up in the Configure control panel.