Gatekeeper Business Solutions Implements MLC Biometric Technology Solution With Florida City

— November 15, 2006

Gatekeeper Business Solutions (GBS) a time and labor management solution provider, effectively implemented its Municipal Labor Control (MLC) solution with Deerfield Beach, Fla. The MLC solution provides management with more timely information and streamlined their current processes by replacing time collection punch clocks and manual time sheets.

Employees within Public Works, Parks and Recreation, Streets and Utilities, and Senior Services now clock in and out using biometric hand clocks. This allows managers to be instantly alerted to late or missing employees and potential overtime issues before they actually occur.

"The Gatekeeper system is an added advancement in technology for the City of Deerfield Beach. The system is accurate, and has been reliable since it was installed in April of 2006," said Carl Peter, Director of Public Works. "The initial setup, training and problem solving was very smooth. Our Gatekeeper representatives walked us step by step through the process. My staff feels that the system saves time, and love the ability to key in advanced entry of vacation and personal time off, as well as the automatic calculation of compensatory time."
Employees get the benefit of knowing that any overtime or comp time is properly accounted for, since managers are alerted to these instances and can accurately categorize the time electronically within the software. The MLC solution integrates with the Deerfield HTE payroll and financial system, which eliminates the need to re-enter payroll information.

Through the use of the biometric hand clocks, the citizens of Deerfield are ensured that their tax dollars are used to pay for employees that are actually working, since the clocks eliminate the opportunity for employees to clock in and out for each other, referred to as "buddy-punching."

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