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Stone Age Accounting: The McNutt Box
A while back this space described the archaic — and absurdly inefficient — manner in which the College collects timesheet data from its employees in order to do payroll. Well, it seems that nothing has changed. Information on hours worked is still compiled by employees on paper sheets; later it is transcribed by hand (six people were paid to do this when I last looked). Perhaps the College’s accounting mavens haven’t yet heard of computers, or maybe they don’t think that the staff will be able to use them. The below announcement is an embarrassment:
Bi-Weekly Timesheets early due date for Period Ending 7-2-11
Timesheets for the pay period ending July 2, 2011 are due at 9 a.m. on Thursday, June 30th. This will be for the pay date of July 8th.
On Tuesday, June 28th we will open the McNutt box at 9 a.m. to receive staff timesheets. We will close the box on Thursday, June 30th at 9 a.m.
Timesheets dropped off AFTER the deadlines from above will need to be walked over to the Payroll Office.
Yale switched over to computerized information gathering about seven years ago, only a decade or two after private industry.
August 14, 2013
Breaking: Of Crips and Bloods and Memories of Ghetto Parties
History repeats itself, first as tragedy and then as farce, or sometimes it just repeats itself. From the New York Times on November 30, 1998: At Dartmouth College, white students at a ”ghetto party” dressed…
June 25, 2013
Dean of the College Charlotte Johnson’s War on Students Part (2/2)
Part 1, Part 2 Today’s post again recounts the events that befell the Freshman. However, the content of the Hanover Police department report reproduced in this space yesterday is supplemented by information from my own…
October 18, 2009
When Love Beckoned in 52nd Street
We were at San Francisco’s BIX last evening, enjoying prosecco, cheese, and a bit of music. A full year of inhabitation in Northern California has unraveled to me no decent venue for proper lounging, but…
October 9, 2009
D Afraid of a Little Competish
So our colleague and Dartblog writer Joe Asch informed me that the D has rejected our cunning advertising campaign. Uh-oh. The Dartmouth is widely known as a breeding ground for instant New York Times successes,…
September 4, 2009
How Regents Should Reign
As Dartmouth alumni proceed through the legal hoops necessary to defuse a Board-packing plan—which put in unhappy desuetude an historic 1891 Agreement between alumni and the College guaranteeing a half-democratically-elected Board of Trustees—it strikes one…
August 29, 2009
Election Reform Study Committee
If you are an alum of the College on the Hill, you may have received a number of e-mails of late beseeching your input for a new arm of the College’s Alumni Control Apparatus called…