– To ensure the attendance of its employees — and stop their tardiness
– the city government is planning to buy eight biometric time clocks
Mayor Angel Alan Celino observed that some city hall employees reported late, some by an hour.
“Using high technology such as biometrics, I hope employees will report to work and leave office on time,” the mayor stressed.
Biometric time clocks are a type of time and attendance system that uses a person’s biological attributes to identify them, rather than using a card or some other external device.
Examples of this are the hand print clock, which detects the overall attributes of a person’s hand, fingerprint clock, and retina scanning clock.
Biometric time clocks attempt to cut down on fraud, such as “buddy punching” in which an individual clocks in and/or out on behalf of another person.
They also avert other types of fraud such as “ghost employees” — employees report to the office to clock in then leave for the day, only to return after their shift to clock out.
Also, the city government is planning to acquire closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras.
Celino said visitors and employees could be monitored inside the city hall thru the CCTV
by Felipe V. Celino