August 16, 2022

Kronos changes coming Aug. 28: Time entry and auto meal break functionality disabled

As of Aug. 28, the time entry and auto meal break functionality in Kronos will be disabled. This change is happening as part of VUMC’s larger enterprise resource planning (ERP) transformation, which through the MyWorkday project, is modernizing the software and processes used to manage day-to-day business activities at Vanderbilt, such as human resources, accounting, procurement, finance, and supply chain operations.

These changes to Kronos are necessary for several reasons, including:

  • Adopting industry best practices
  • Integrating systems and processes across multiple functions
  • Standardizing processes throughout VUMC
  • Focusing on processes that will enable VUMC’s growth well into the future

For those non-exempt employees who are currently using the time entry functionality, they have one of two choices for recording their time:

  1. Via Kronos time clocks
  2. Via Timestamp functionality on Kronos web application via a computer*

Employees may alternate between the two options above if desired.

The auto meal break functionality will also be disabled as of August 28. Employees using this functionality for meal breaks should use either of the options above for clocking in and out for meal breaks.

All ePac Class Code changes will be made centrally by the Kronos team—managers/timekeepers do not need to take any action in ePac.

Updated online training is available in the Learning Exchange (use keyword “Kronos Staff”):

Additionally, learning materials have been updated on the Kronos Klues webpage. Timekeepers may also email the Kronos team at for additional guidance.