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durbanThe Mercury reports that the eThekwini municipality is set to install hi-tech time attendance data collection devices at many of its sites, as it seeks to keep tabs on staff and clamp down on R142m in losses this year, owing to illicit leave jaunts.  

The city believes that installing the biometric readers would lead to savings as there will be “reliable and rigorous recording of leave, overtime and short time”.  A city report shows that the value of lost time had tripled in the past 10 years.  The system would see reduced payroll inflation as a result of curbing “buddy punching” – where employees fraudulently increase the number of hours worked by having a co-worker sign them in even if they are not at the work site.  The city envisages that a time management software complemented by the biometric readers will, at a later stage, be integrated into the Human Resources and Payroll system for effective management control.

  • Read this report by Bheki Mbanjwa in full at The Mercury


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