Frontline Education releases research brief with best practices for the management of essential K-12 employee absence and time data

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Trend data and insights help school leaders with compliance

Malvern, Pa., May 10, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) –Frontline Education, a leading provider of administration software purpose-built for educators in K-12, today announced the release of How to Support Compliance with The Complete View of Employee Absence and Time. The research brief, developed by the Frontline Research & Learning Institute (Institute), explores the vast quantity of payroll data generated by hourly employees during a school year and provides recommendations on how to manage the essential data. The brief focuses on how data and comprehensive technology can help school districts adhere to labor laws and collective bargaining agreements while ensuring that hourly time and attendance records are processed in a timely and accurate way.
“Time at school districts across the country is very limited in today’s staff-shortage environment, and school leaders should not be burdened with manual, paper-based time tracking processes,” said Mark Gruzin, CEO of Frontline Education. “With the release of this white paper, we’re providing districts with the most current trends related to hourly employees’ time tracking and aggregated data informing payroll information. The perspectives shared will enable K-12 administrators to make data-backed decisions when it comes to payroll and compliance, while freeing them up to focus on their mission of supporting positive educational outcomes.”
The Institute analyzed the time-tracking data generated by over 2,000 school districts nationwide during the 2021-2022 school year. According to the Institute’s analysis, the average school district had:

  • 339 hourly employees logging time.
  • 241 payroll records generated by each hourly employee, on average.
  • 29% of payroll records included at least one hour of overtime pay.

The data suggests that the average district generates nearly 82,000 payroll records for hourly employees each year, or nearly 2,000 payroll records that HR and payroll departments need to process per week. Further, of those 82,000 records, about 24,000 of them will require customized payroll to account for overtime work. This alone would surely burden any manual process.
To read the full research brief, visit here. To learn more about tools that help to track absence and time data, visit here.

About Frontline Education
Frontline Education is a leading provider of school administration software, connecting solutions for student and special programs, business operations and human capital management with powerful analytics to empower educators. Frontline partners with school systems to deliver tools, data and insights that support greater efficiency and productivity, enabling school leaders to spend more time and resources executing strategies that drive educator effectiveness, student success and district excellence.

Frontline’s broad portfolio includes solutions for proactive recruiting and hiring, absence and time management, professional growth, student information systems, special education, special programs, Medicaid reimbursement, school health management, inventory control and asset management, payroll, benefits and financial management, and analytics solutions that help district leaders tap into their data to make more informed decisions for the benefit of their students and communities. Over 10,000 clients representing millions of educators, administrators and support personnel have partnered with Frontline Education in their efforts to develop the next generation of learners.




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