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May 30, 2023

K-State focuses on operational excellence through universal time and attendance system and processes

Submitted by Ethan Erickson

Operational studies conducted over the last several years by Aon Hewitt, ABC Insights and internal university working groups have consistently identified adoption of a universitywide time and attendance system as an area for improvement and cost savings. In 2020, a task force was charged to move the university to a single time and attendance system. While the task force made great progress, the project was temporarily paused to fully vet system requirements and functionality.

Today, I am pleased to announce this project has resumed. A task force has been reestablished and will be focused on implementing a universitywide time and attendance system that achieves consistency and generates efficiencies across our university. The task force will complete a current-state time and attendance business process review to document the various ways departments track and record time worked. That review will take place in summer 2023. University stakeholders will be engaged to provide input and insight into unique departmental/division processes.

The task force will be led by Amanda McDiffett, budget fiscal officer, College of Business Administration, and David Brown, director of operations, Human Capital Services. Other task force members include:

  • Michael James, executive director of finance and administration, K-State Salina.
  • Marlene Kunze-Dolan, manager of business operations, Housing and Dining Services.
  • Darci Pottroff, director of application services, Division of Information Technology.
  • Kayla Schmidt, human capital analyst, College of Health and Human Sciences.
  • Erin Wilson, human capital analyst, College of Veterinary Medicine.

I want to thank the task force for undertaking this important effort. Additional information will be shared as the project progresses.

Go 'Cats!

Ethan Erickson
Vice President for Administration and Finance