The Add Punch widget allows administrators and supervisors to easily add punches for an employee or a group of employees from the uAttend Dashboard without having to navigate to the employee's time card. The Add Punch Widget also displays active missed punches in the current pay period and lets administrators and supervisors edit an employee's missed punch.


Note: Add Punch must be enabled in Settings in order for the Add Punch widget to display on your dashboard. To enable the Add Punch widget on your dashboard, see Enabling the Add Punch Widget


To add a manual punch for an employee using the Add Punch Widget, follow these steps:


Note: Administrators can add a manual punch for all employees. Supervisors can only add a manual punch for the employees they supervise. 


1. From the Add Punch Widget, enter the name of the employee you would like to add a manual punch in the Search Employees field.


2. Click Go.


3. From the search results, select the employee to which you would like to add a manual punch.


4. Click Add Punch


5. Select the Punch Type. The options are: InOut, Benefit, Break, Lunch, and Job.


Note: The Job Punch Type will only display if job tracking is enabled in the uAttend account and the selected employee has job tracking enabled. To enable job tracking for the account, see Enabling Job Tracking. To enable job tracking at the employee level, click the Users tab, select the employee, and make sure the Job Tracking setting is set to ON in the User General settings. 


6. Enter the punch details for the selected Punch Type.

  • For InOut punches, enter the Punch Time and DateEnter a note if applicable.
    • Note: Employees punched in will show an out punch for the Punch Time and Date entered. Employees punched out will show an in punch for the Punch Time and Date entered. 
  • For Benefit punches, enter the date, the benefit type, and the benefit hours. Enter a note if applicable.
  • For Break punches, enter the Break Start time and Date and/or the Break End time and Date.
  • For Lunch punches, enter the Lunch Start time and Date and/or the Lunch End time and Date.
  • For Job punches, enter the Job Start time and Date and/or the Job End time and Date. Select the Job Number. If applicable, select the Job Detail Number. Enter a note if applicable.

7. Click Save and Close to add the manual punch to the employee's time card and return back to the Add Punch Widget.

To add a manual group punch for a department using the Add Punch Widget, follow these steps:


Note: Administrators can add a manual group punch for employees in all departments. Supervisors can only add a manual group punch for employees in the department they supervise. 


1. From the Add Punch Widget, select the department you would like to add a manual punch to from the Group Punch field. 


2. Click Go


3. Select the employee(s) in the department to which you would like to add a manual punch.


4. Click Add Punch.


5. Select the Punch Type. The options are: InOut, Benefit, Break, Lunch, and Job.


Note: The Job Punch Type will only display if job tracking is enabled in the uAttend account and the selected employee has job tracking enabled. To enable job tracking for the account, see Enabling Job Tracking. To enable job tracking at the employee level, click the Users tab, select the employee, and make sure the Job Tracking setting is set to ON in the User General settings. 


6. Enter the punch details for the selected Punch Type.

  • For InOut punches, enter the In Time and Date and/or the Out Time and DateEnter a note if applicable.
  • For Benefit punches, enter the date, the benefit type, and the benefit hours. Enter a note if applicable.
  • For Break punches, enter the Break Start time and Date and/or the Break End time and Date.
  • For Lunch punches, enter the Lunch Start time and Date and/or the Lunch End time and Date.
  • For Job punches, enter the Job Start time and Date and/or the Job End time and Date. Select the Job Number. If applicable, select the Job Detail Number. Enter a note if applicable.


7. Click Save and Close to add the manual punch to the employee's time card and return back to the Add Punch Widget.