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Wednesday July 23, 2014

Is CityTime Over Budget and Underutilized?

CityTime, a high tech computer payroll system implemented by New York City to track the hours of its employees, has grown considerably over budget since it was first proposed in 1998, according the New York Daily News.  Initially to cost only $63 million, the development of the program has skyrocketed to more than $700 million, with only about 45,000 of a proposed 140,000 workers using it.

One aspect of the program that has been controversial is the implementation of biometric palm scanners, which some have claimed violates privacy rights.  As of today, about 19,000 of the 45,000 workers on the system are using the scanners to clock in and out each day and during lunch hours.

The New York Daily News