Makati fully implements biometric timekeeping system
Mike Frialde (The Philippine Star) - July 29, 2014 - 3:25pm

MANILA, Philippines - The Makati City government has fully implemented the use of the Automated Biometrics Timekeeping System in monitoring the daily attendance of employees working in its offices at the City Hall complex in Barangay Poblacion.

Makati Mayor Jejomar Erwin Binay said the move was in keeping with the commitment of the city government to harnessing technology to promote transparency and efficiency in its operations and services.

“Aside from ensuring the accuracy of daily time records and thwarting attempts of time theft, the new timekeeping system also promotes fast and efficient payroll calculations,” Binay said.

Vissia Marie Aldon, city personnel officer, said using the system eliminated the possibility of employees making ‘proxy’ time-in or time-out for other employees.

The head of the Human Resource Development Office (HRDO) also said 10 standalone fingerprint time recorders initially procured were used for over 3,000 city personnel working in offices within the City Hall complex during the dry run. Employees were required to sign in and out on a timesheet to serve as back-up in case the system malfunctioned.

Aldon said since the test run went without a hitch, the HRDO has now fully implemented the biometrics attendance system. She said the city government will be purchasing additional fingerprint time recorders so that all 34 offices and departments of the city government, including the University of Makati, Ospital ng Makati and other agencies outside City Hall, would be served. 

Prior to the system’s test run, all employees at the City Hall complex underwent fingerprint capturing procedure conducted by HRDO personnel at their respective offices.

ALDON AUTOMATED BIOMETRICS TIMEKEEPING SYSTEM BARANGAY POBLACION BINAY CITY CITY HALL HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT OFFICE MAKATI CITY MAKATI MAYOR JEJOMAR ERWIN BINAY UNIVERSITY OF MAKATI VISSIA MARIE ALDON
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