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12 June 2019

Why Jobs4Blue is the Best Choice for Outsourcing Extra Duty

Posted by VCS Software

In police officer scheduling, the terms extra duty, special duty and off duty refer to times where a police officer is not scheduled to work a regular shift, but they are nonetheless hired to work events paid by third parties. Traditionally, these events were scheduled by personnel in the precincts’ administration departments, but recently, more and more police departments have been making the switch to utilize a new best practice – outsourcing their extra duty management.

While there are other organizations that provide managed services for extra duty, Jobs4Blue is the only one with the POSS advantage.

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12 June 2019

Jobs4Blue Case Study: Hillside Police Department, NJ

Posted by VCS Software

The Hillside Police Department is an existing POSS customer who recently made the switch to Jobs4Blue for the management of their extra duty administration. They almost immediately noticed a difference.

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12 June 2019

Solutions Offered by Jobs4Blue, Managed Services for Extra Duty

Posted by VCS Software

The general public is mostly unaware of the process behind officer dispatch. But any police department knows that there is a considerable amount of work that goes into directing a police officer to the site of an accident, a protest, or any other event that requires crowd, traffic direction, security, as well as interpersonal interactions -- which is why we created Jobs4Blue.

Jobs4Blue is dedicated to making the extra duty scheduling challenges of the past obsolete. Our services take over the administrative side of extra duty operations, allowing contractors to work directly with us rather than the police department. After receiving a request from a contractor, we hire the officers, allowing them to monitor their work, and update the details of their work through the website or app (such as whether they need to leave a job early or set specific hours), all the while promoting transparency through all aspects of the process. Police departments working with Jobs4Blue give their officers better control over all aspects of their extra duty schedules.

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07 June 2019

The Challenges of Scheduling Extra Duty

Posted by Michelle Grossman

The general public is mostly unaware of the process behind officer dispatch. But any police station knows that there is a considerable amount of work that goes into directing a police officer to the site of an accident, a protest, or any other event that requires crowd or traffic direction, as well as interpersonal interactions.

In police officer scheduling, the terms extra duty and special duty refer to times where a police officer is not scheduled to work a regular shift, but they are nonetheless hired to work events paid by third parties. Traditionally, these events were scheduled by personnel in the precincts’ administration departments, but recently, more and more police departments have been making the switch to utilize a new best practice – outsourcing their extra duty management.

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07 June 2019

The Advancement and Necessity of Workforce Scheduling Systems

Posted by VCS Software

If your goals are to increase productivity, prevent overtime costs, avoid miscommunication, and reduce absenteeism in the workplace, then introducing a scheduling system into your workforce is a must.

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30 May 2019

The Importance of Keeping Up with Technology in the Workforce

Posted by VCS Software

Today, technology is everywhere, and it is not going away anytime soon. It is a part of our personal and professional lives daily. Throughout the past few decades, the evolution of technology has become more rapid than ever.

Technology has been implemented into the workplace in large masses, and it has surely impacted the workforce in ways that are hard to now live without. So, why is the evolution of technology so important to grasp?

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19 April 2019

5 Features the Public Sector Must Look for in a Time & Attendance Solution

Posted by Michelle Grossman

The public sector is responsible for ensuring public safety while effectively managing their workforce. With such important jobs on the line, it’s imperative that government workforces are armed with robust time, attendance and workforce solutions that best serve their most complex scheduling needs.

If you’re in search of a time and attendance solution for your agency, use the checklist below to make sure all your boxes are ticked to ensure you’re getting the most bang for your buck, all while reaping the best benefits.

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27 March 2019

Why The Public Sector Should Track Employee Time Through an Automated Scheduling System

Posted by VCS Software

Anyone who has tried to track employee time manually knows just how time-consuming it is to complete a weekly schedule, never-mind the fact that they know how frustrating it is. Entering employee work information is traditionally done by filling out an Excel spreadsheet, but in government workforces such as a police department - where extra duty and overtime calculations are commonplace - it is very difficult for administrators to keep track of day-to-day developments.

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18 March 2019

VCS' Police Officer Scheduling System Reaches 700 Police Departments

Posted by Michelle Grossman

Dynamic Automated Scheduling System is Preferred Choice of Police Departments across the U.S.

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28 February 2019

5 Benefits of Tracking Time & Attendance

Posted by Michelle Grossman

In addition to being equipped to handle complex shift patterns that often come along with the public sector workforce, time and attendance solutions can benefit government entities in a variety of ways. Read on below to learn more about the top 5 ways your workforce can benefit from tracking time and attendance.

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