Employee Control

Overview

Employee Control is a powerful feature in Core that allows you to control every employee's access to activities, expenses and projects throughout the program. It ensures that confidential data is not accessible to employees who should not see it. Though it seems similar to Project Assignments, Employee Control is a security feature that applies to all screens, reports and functions in Core and not just time and expense entry screens. That is why it takes precedence over the project assignments if both are implemented simultaneously and there is a conflict, unless you set the security rule of Project Assignments on top of Employee Control.

Employee Control results in faster interaction in Core because data is limited to assigned projects, activities and expenses only. For example, if you assign John to work on six projects, he will only see those projects in all his Project drop-down lists throughout Core. Click to watch this video on employee control in Core.

You can apply Employee Control restrictions selectively per screen or throughout Core using the security permissions. Core allows you to choose the screens where you want to implement the control settings. You can apply employee control either fully in all screens or partially in some screens.

Basic Tasks

Assign Projects to Employees

Assign Activities to Employees

Assign Expenses to Employees

View Reports

Advanced Tasks

Copy Employee Control Settings

Show/Hide Columns in Grid

Apply Filters

Mark Screen as Favorite

Assign Projects to Employees

To assign a project to an employee, watch this video or follow these steps:

    1. Open the Employee Control screen from your company menu > Settings > Employee Control.

    1. Select an employee on the grid and click  to select View Details.

    2. On the Employee Control Detail screen, choose Project in the View By drop-down.

    1. Click Add.

    2. On the Add Project dialog, select the projects to be assigned and click Add.

    3. Next, click View Modules to select the screens where you want Employee Control to get implemented, say Time Entry, Budget, Fee Schedule, etc. If you do not select any screen here, employee control will not be implemented anywhere.

Now you will be able to view only assigned projects in the drop-down lists of all the specified screens.

Assign Activities to Employees

To assign an activity item to an employee, watch this video or follow these steps:

    1. Open the Employee Control screen from your company menu > Settings > Employee Control.

    1. Select an employee on the grid and click  to select View Details.

    2. On the Employee Control Detail screen, choose Activity Items in the View By drop-down.

    1. Click Add.

    2. On the Add Activity Items dialog, select the relevant items and click Add. All the selected items get assigned to the employee.

    3. You can change the Billable status for each item on the grid, if needed. Click Done.

    4. Next, click View Modules to select the screens where you want Employee Control to get implemented, say Time Entry, Budget, Fee Schedule, etc. If you do not select any screen here, employee control will not be implemented anywhere.

Now you will be able to view only assigned activity items in the drop-down lists of all the specified screens.

Assign Expenses to Employees

To assign an expense to an employee, watch this video or follow these steps:

    1. Open the Employee Control screen from your company menu > Settings > Employee Control.

    1. Select an employee on the grid and click  to select View Details.

    2. On the Employee Control Detail screen, choose Expense Items in the View By drop-down.

    1. Click Add.

    2. On the Add Expense Items dialog, select the relevant items and click Add. All the selected items get assigned to the employee.

    3. You can change the Billable status for each item on the grid, if needed. Click Done.

    4. Next, click View Modules to select the screens where you want Employee Control to get implemented, say Expense Entry, Budget, Fee Schedule, etc. If you do not select any screen here, employee control will not be implemented anywhere.

Now you will be able to view only assigned expense items in the drop-down lists of all the specified screens.

View Reports

To view a report:

    1. Open the Employee Control screen from your company menu > Settings > Employee Control.

    1. In the list view, click More > View Reports.

    2. Select a report from the Report List dialog. It opens in the viewer.

    3. Preview the report and then choose to export or print it.

 

Copy Employee Control Settings

Sometimes managers make changes to certain employee assignments and there might be other employees that have a similar requirement. To handle such scenarios, Core allows you to copy the existing employee control settings to other employees to save both time and effort.

To copy the employee control settings to another employee, watch this video or follow these steps:

    1. Open the Employee Control screen from your company menu > Settings > Employee Control.

    1. Click Copy Assignments on the top-right.

    2. On the Copy Assignments dialog, select the employee in the Copy From drop-down whose settings you want to copy.

    1. Next, select the employees to whom you want to copy the settings.

    2. Check the option to 'Replace existing assignments when copied' if you want to overwrite any existing settings.

    3. Click Copy.

Show/Hide Columns in Grid

You can configure the fields or columns that appear on the grid in the list view. You can hide or show columns, and sort the order of columns according to your requirements.

To do so, watch this video or follow these steps:

    1. Open the Employee Control screen from your company menu > Settings > Employee Control.

    1. In the list view, click More > Show/Hide Columns on the action bar.
    2. Select or un-select the column names in the drop-down list, say Manager.
    3. Next, click the column name you want to sort the data by, say Title.
    4. Click once for ascending order (A-Z) and twice for descending order (Z-A).

Note: You can resize the column widths on the grid and then reset them, if needed (More > Reset Column Widths).

Apply Filters

To view selective data on the grid, watch this video or follow these steps:

    1. Open the Employee Control screen from your company menu > Settings > Employee Control.

    1. In the list view, click  on the right.

    2. On the Filters panel, select a filter from the drop-down and specify individual records or range.

    3. Click Add Filters to specify more filters.

    4. When you have finished, click Apply Filter. You can see selective data now.

    5. In the list view, you can remove the individual filters by clicking  on each. To disable applied filters temporarily or remove all filters, click next to the Filters icon and select Disable Filters or Clear All, respectively.

Mark Screen as Favorite

You can mark or flag the most-often used and important screens in Core as your favorites up to a maximum of ten. These favorite screens then display separately on the side menu under the Favorites list. You can manage all your favorite screens in Core from User Preferences.

To mark this screen as your favorite, watch this video or follow these steps:

    1. Open the Employee Control screen from your company menu > Settings > Employee Control.

    1. In the list view, click  on the top-right.

    2. You can access this screen from the side menu under Favorites.

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