Tip 1 – Use the HTML version of Kronos
Java is updated often and randomly, and the timing of it is completely out of our control. To avoid having to wrestle with Java updates, use the HTML version.
The link is here https://timecard.mitchellhamline.edu/wfc/applications/wtk/html/ess/logon.jsp.
Here is a screenshot demonstrating how an hourly employee’s card works:
As you can see, the major difference is having to enter your time on two separate lines if you are full-time and you take a lunch (it will not remove the lunch automatically and the “No Meal” box does not affect anything). There is no auto-complete in this version either, so you will need to type the time stamp in its entirety (or copy and paste from another cell).
Here is a screenshot from an exempt time card:
Here is what it looks like from the perspective of a manager approving a time card:
There is a help page at https://timecard.mitchellhamline.edu/wfcstatic/applications/help/ess/en/wwhelp/wwhimpl/js/html/wwhelp.htm? Click Workforce Employee Self-Service help in the right pane at the top for help topics.
Tip 2 – Use Mozilla Firefox.
Chrome does not support Java, which is required for using the Java-based version of Kronos. Internet Explorer needs to be used in “Compatibility Mode” for Kronos to work, and this is not advisable from a security standpoint. Firefox updates fairly easily when a new Java version is installed, but you will still need to click to accept the updates when prompted.
For most users, the HTML version is a sufficient (and often superior) substitute for the Java version. However, if you encounter any difficulties using it, please notify us at firstname.lastname@example.org.