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What is Kronos Time Management?

Kronos Card Reader

Kronos is electronic time card and absence management for use by hourly employees (including student workers and temps) and their supervisors.

To log your hours you can choose from 2 options

Note. You must have an updated ID card issued Jan. 13, 2014 or later

  1. Swiping your IPFW Mastodon ID Cards at any Kronos touchpad, located in most buildings
  2. Logging onto the Purdue Employee Portal

Note. Logging in via the web requires Explorer 9 and Java,and you must know your Purdue Career Account Password. Not all touchpad users can use the web interface. Talk to your supervisor if you are unable to access Kronos via the web.


If a touchpad is malfunctioning contact your supervisor to log your hours and inform the IT Services Help Desk of the malfunction. 

Questions concerning your PU Career Account, web browsers, or Java should contact the IT Services Help Desk. Questions about time-keeping and Kronos should be directed to your supervisor or IPFW's Payroll office, payroll@ipfw.edu