Mayor Scott Evans is commended for installing an objective way to record city employee hours. Biometric time clocks are installed in City Hall. The new system replaces an antiquated sign-in sheet, which was often used to cheat taxpayers when employees signed-in for more hours than they actually work.
“I couldn’t believe they were still using sign-in sheets; that’s nuts,” said Evans. ” The great thing about this is it’s new technology, it’s reliable and it’s going to save us money. The potential savings that the system offers will far out-weigh the initial costs.”
We agree. I had asked for this in my February column, Atlantic City’s Top 10 Political Priorities:
2. Encourage personnel efficiency. Some city departments do not have time cards. Hours need to be calculated more objectively than in sign-in books.
New time clocks is a good move by Mayor Evans. He should now work to implement the other nine priorities I pointed out.