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Schriever Sentinel

New civilian timesheet application simplifies process

By Tech. Sgt. Stacy Foster

50th Space Wing Public Affairs

Air Force Space Command has instituted the Electronic Management Tracking System, a new web-based civilian timesheet application.

Schriever civilian employees began using the new program Jan. 3.

“The process is simple, and I like automated processes,” said Robbie Marus, 50th Space Wing Funds Financial Analyst. “It’s easier, paperless and user-friendly.”

The system allows civilian employees to enter time and attendance information into a Web-based application using their common access cards.

This will reduce concerns regarding Privacy Act information such as social security numbers.

“Since the information is being placed in a database, timecards will no longer be placed in public work areas where personal information could be compromised,” said Maj. Thomas Smicklas, 50th Comptroller Squadron commander.

While the platform supports most employee work schedules, it is not the right tool for everyone. For example, Schriever firefighters are exempt from the system due to their ever-changing schedules.

The system is also expected to reduce redundant data entry, leading to a streamlined process which will ultimately save costs. As data entry processes are eliminated for timekeepers, AFSPC will recognize a $1 million cost avoidance across the command.

For more information on the eMTS, contact 1st Lt. Michael Burns or Tech. Sgt. Steven Jackson, 50 CPTS, at 567-2010.

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