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Kronos for Education

Kronos workforce management for K-12 and Higher Education that helps you do more with less is essential in an era marked by ever-tightening budgets. Kronos gives you the tools to improve operational efficiency and conserve your budgets — all of which are keys to meeting your missions for student learning, research, and community support.


With Kronos for Education, we help control labor costs, minimize compliance risk, and maintain accountability and transparency by providing:


  • Automated and streamlined management of your attendance and leave policies — no matter how complex.
  • On-demand visibility with labor analytics showing performance against targets, such as grants and leave liability - so you know right away if there’s a problem.
  • Mobile management to support a paperless workflow and employee self service for your on-the-go workforce.

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  • Helping Education Institutions Effectively Implement and Comply with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

    Learn from an industry pro about how the Affordable Care Act (ACA) could potentially affect your public or private school or higher education institution. Vice president of research at IDC Government Insights, Thom Rubel, will also discuss the key ACA requirements and deadlines you need to know, and how to develop effective strategies for ensuring that your organization can provide accurate and reliable employee information to meet those requirements and prove compliance. 

  • Workforce Management Automation: The time to ACT is now

    Kronos Workforce Central helps University of Georgia achieve high-level accountability, compliancy, and transparency (ACT)

  • Limited Visibility: Public Sector Absence Management Challenge

    Public sector organizations are struggling to preserve critical programs and maintain high levels of citizen service in the face of workforce reductions. Relying on cumbersome manual processes to track, calculate, and accrue absence- and leave-related information can lead to large, unexpected downstream costs that may threaten the financial viability of a public sector organization. From large employee payouts upon separation and retirement, lost revenue due to understaffing, disruptions in continuity of services, and improper payments, the failure to manage absenteeism accurately and efficiently can have serious consequences for the public sector. 

  • How Best-of-Breed Workforce Management Outperforms ERPs

    Get on a faster path to controlling labor costs. A best-of-breeed solution offers quicker implementation, greater ROI, and more flexible options for deployment,purchasing, and maintenance.

  • Powerful, Flexible Schedule Automation for the Public Sector

    With budget pressures and public scrutiny at all-time highs, public sector organizations are looking for ways to control costs, increase efficiency, and maximize productivity. 

    Without a robust, automated scheduling solution, state and local governments and school districts are at distinct disadvantage. With labor accounting for half or more of state and local government budgets, and as much as 80 percent of education budgets, the potential for cost savings through automated scheduling is significant.

    Enterprise automated scheduling solutions incorporate the sophisticated rules engines and analysis tools that are critical for capturing employee time information, enabling complete and accurate investigation and insight.

  • Maximizing Workforce Management with Best-of-Breed Solutions in the Public Sector

    The difficult ongoing economic recovery highlights the need for public sector organizations to effectively manage their workforce, which represents their greatest asset and largest controllable expense. To more effectively manage to the "new normal" of working smarter in an era of relatively flat budgets, government and education organizations are increasingly turning to automated workforce management solutions. These solutions can enable organizations to achieve visibility into workforce management trends, practices, and policies that in turn can reduce costs related to staffing, compliance, and payroll.

  • Public Sector Workforce Management: ERP Extension vs. Best-of-Breed

    When it comes to workforce management support systems for the public sector, ERPs have a number of shortcomings, including workforce automation, scheduling, leave management, activities tracking, timekeeping attestation, and labor law compliance.

    When managers have insufficient predictive and decision-support mechanisms for overtime, leave, labor law compliance, and scheduling, it puts the organization, its employees, and its budgets in jeopardy. A best-of-breed workforce management approach delivers a completely automated and configurable solution without the need for costly customization.

  • Leaner, Better Government (Governing article reprint)

    Lean government is absolutely critical in today’s environment, in which budgets are shrinking and citizen demands are growing.

    By taking a lean approach and removing the wasteful parts of a process, government can see operational efficiencies that dramatically speed up the work.

    Today’s government must find every opportunity to make operations more efficient and reduce costs, and the Kronos philosophy is all about lean — helping government work more efficiently. Kronos helps government manage its costliest — and most valuable —asset: its workforce.

  • IDC Analyst Connection: Controlling Costs in Education

    As state and local governments strive to stabilize and recover from the toughest economic downturn since the Great Depression, they are struggling to control costs while maintaining a viable workforce to provide citizen services.

    Cuts to services are being seen across the United States, but reducing education services is particularly painful because it runs counter to the high value that citizens and government officials place on public education.

    School districts and higher education institutions have been greatly impacted by continuing budget cuts and constrained resources, forcing education officials to take draconian measures to control costs. To avoid these kinds of measures, school officials need to effectively monitor and control labor costs and accurately appropriate those costs to maintain education quality and workforce performance.

    Download this IDC analyst connection to learn what you can do to control costs in your institution.

  • HR and Payroll Automation: Achieving Accountability and Transparency in Government and Education

    The current economy compels leaders in the government and educational sectors to focus on areas that can provide the greatest efficiencies and operational gains. 

    Gains from labor cost control, workforce productivity improvements, and transparency to HR data can be realized through the automation of HR and payroll processes.

    Download this white paper to understand how automation can help you alleviate today's pressures and address the future needs of your organization.

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