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Consequences of Leave Without Pay and Nonpay Status

LWOP…you might call it a self-directed furlough.

Out of Office

LWOP (leave without pay or “nonpay status”) is a temporary unpaid status and approved absence from duty, generally at the request of the employee. Some people may wonder why anyone would be interested in taking LWOP, but if you’re a clerk you probably have experienced a variety of reasons people choose to utilize this option. And you probably can understand that having software that helps you manage LWOP is really helpful. If you have Black Mountain Payroll software, you can create an LWOP “time type” to account for Leave With Out Pay hours.  This enables you to “show” the hours to employees on their timecard/check stub and allows the payroll clerk to run reports on LWOP time for reporting to management. Read more >

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How to be More Productive at Work in 10 Steps

clock imageAn hour of planning is worth four hours of doing.  Yes, it’s true.  But for those of us who tend to “put something together before reading the instructions,” occasional gentle reminders of how to effectively plan our day can be a huge help.

 “Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and focused effort” (Paul J. Meyer).   In order to get the most out of your day, we put together a list of ten tips for a more productive work place.  Ready. Set. Do!

1.  Get more organized.  Organizing your files and desk will cut down on the amount of time used looking for missing pieces, finding a pencil, or cross-referencing documents.  Black Mountain Software offers a variety of tools to help with organization, such as searchable, digitized documentation. Read more >

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