My hospital has a new clocking system "API Laborworkx" . It gives you the option of clocking in (and out) on a badge reader, telephone or on a computer. So far so good. But there are alot of drawbacks I see to this system as a whole. Bear with me as I try to explain
1. On the final day of the pay period, all staff need to verify that the hours they worked were accurate and sign off on the computer. If you forget to sign off for a pay period you will not be paid at all....even though your hours worked are documented in the system and your nurse manager had the final approval.
2. The computer system for API is very very difficult to use and not user-friendly at all - It may as well be written in ancient hebrew. The online tutorial is also a waste - it beats around the bush and the is very little information that hourly staff can use.
3. The system always gives your 72.00 hours of time worked. For example, If you worked 5 days and took a half day on your sixth day, the API system will subtract 6 hours from your paid leave account so you will automatically have 72.00 hours in your paycheck.
4. When floating to another department, you need to enter in alot of information into the system in real-time. For example...Enter special code 1: Floating - Enter Special code 2: - Home Unit/Department Enter Special Code 3: - Unit Floating to Enter Special Code 4: Time Lunch break --- all of this is for a simple floating transaction. And all of this must be entered in during each clocking in/clocking out.
5. The API system itself is very very fustrating.
Does anyone else utilize the API Laborworkx System?