Clocking Cases – Buddy Clocking For Two Years
Everyone has a work colleague that they can rely on and call a friend. A ride or die, work wife, or whatever you use as a term of endearment.
But where does that friendship end? Covering work here and there, making sure their work is done? Not so bad.
What about clocking them into a job they’ve not done for two years?
A former Chicago Public Schools computer technician was paid $121,893 over two years, despite living in California and no longer working for the school.
The technician and a close colleague (a school clerk) came up with the plan while still working together, and the clerk continued to clock the technician into work every day for two years with principals “apparent approval”.
The fraud claim does not name the employee or principal involved, and both resigned after the fraud was uncovered. The school clerk had already retired.
The governing body has placed the technician, school clerk and principal on a do-not-hire list.
The lesson learnt
Buddy clocking is impossible with a biometric terminal. No matter how close you are to someone, you can’t morph their biometric features such fingerprints!
Not only would the biometric terminal not clock the absent employee, but this absence would be flagged on a clocking system and payroll data.
Someone with permission and access would have to manually override the timesheet to insert missed clocking’s – which, thanks to Citadel’s software, would leave a clear note of when, why and who changed the clocking.
You can enable Citadel clocking for your employees for just £2.50 per month/ 8p per day.
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