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ATS. Automated Timekeeping System. What is ATS?. Timekeeping system for US Army Corps of Engineers Management tool for Supervisors to track project funds. Why ATS?. Primary development drivers Track Project charges Provide printable timesheets Secondary benefit

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ATS

Automated Timekeeping System


What is ats
What is ATS?

  • Timekeeping system for US Army Corps of Engineers

  • Management tool for Supervisors to track project funds


Why ats
Why ATS?

  • Primary development drivers

    • Track Project charges

    • Provide printable timesheets

  • Secondary benefit

    • A single point of entry for timekeepers


How timekeeping works
How timekeeping works

  • Each employee has a timekeeper

  • Timekeeper receives a timesheet from each employee

  • Timekeeper checks it for corectness and it is signed by the supervisor and the employee

  • Timekeeper enters the information into CEFMS (Corps of Engineers Financial Management System)

  • Timekeeper deals with any issues regarding money and schedules (PT/FT)


Timekeeping history
Timekeeping history

  • First – Paper timesheets filled by hand

    • Timekeeper has to go to each employee individually

    • No way to know if there will be enough money until crunch time

    • Timekeeper has to deal with everyone’s handwriting


Timekeeping history1
Timekeeping History

  • ETS (Electronic Timekeeping System)

    • Access

    • Issues

      • Data Consistency

      • User Interface

      • Speed

    • Single point of entry for Timekeepers and users

    • Could track project charges somewhat, not very accurate

    • Produced printable timesheets


Timekeeping history2
Timekeeping History

  • ATS Version 1

    • Visual Basic 6.0

    • SQL Server back end

    • Issues

      • User Interface Issues

      • Database Non-viable

      • Functional Difficulties

    • Still a single point of entry

    • Tracked Project charges more closely

    • Produced printable timesheets


Renewed requirements for ats
Renewed requirements for ATS

  • Make it track project funds absolutely correctly

  • Allow users to retrieve information about previous pay periods

  • Improve User Interface Behavior


Development hurdles
Development Hurdles

  • Database was non-viable to make these changes

  • Third-party controls sometimes has unexpected behavior

  • Constricted development team schedule








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