As part of their ongoing effort to make things a bit less hectic in what they described as the “busiest office in the courthouse,” the Pulaski County Commissioners this week heard a presentation from Bill Ryerson of Harris Bank regarding a new program that could be implemented in the office to track employees’ work hours.
Ryerson explained that a time-in-attendance system would greatly help the office, and he said he had shown it to Auditor Shelia Garling and she said it would work well for the office. Commissioner Ken Boswell said the goal of the commissioners is to make the auditor’s job easier, and as long as she is comfortable using this new program, he’s fine with it.
Ryerson also explained to the commissioners that his quote is less than half of his competitor’s and less expensive annually as well. However, one downside to his proposal is that he was unsure whether or not the quote included on-site techical support – a necessity for the county, as they do not have a dedicated IT professional on staff.
Garling asked if all the data in her current system could be transferred to the new system, and Ryerson assured her that there would be no loss of information.
Ryerson told the commissioners that he would return at a later meeting with prices on equipment and more information on the quote.