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Assistance & Troubleshooting

For help using Kronos, see the following guides and documents. Note that there may be different versions for some procedures depending on whether you access Kronos using the regular "Java" link or the "Non-Java/Mac" link. Learn about the difference between Java and Non-Java.

Guides for employees

Entering time and leaves in Kronos

Part-time and flexible schedules

If you work part-time or work full-time with a flex schedule, you must submit your schedule to HR. This ensures that Kronos accurately records time off without over- or under-charging your available leave.

Download the Part-Time/Flexible Schedule Form:

Note: Full-time employees who work a standard five day work week (Mon-Fri) with the same number of hours each day (i.e. 7.5 or 8) do not need to submit this form, regardless of daily start and end times.

Guides for managers

Approving time and leaves in Kronos

Reporting exempt staff leave for prior years

Monthly time records for exempt (salaried) employees must be reviewed and approved by the employee and the supervisor in Kronos no later than the 12th of the following month.  If the time record has been closed by the Payroll Office, but updates to the record are needed, the employee and supervisor must complete the Exempt Historical Edit Request Form.  This completed form must be sent to payroll-time@northwestern.edu.  Upon receipt of the completed Exempt Historical Edit Request Form, the Timekeeping Support team will update the employee’s time record accordingly.