Kronos is offered in a Basic (HTML) version and Full (Java) version. Both versions provide the basic functionality of entering time worked and approving timecards. Kronos Full (Java) includes additional functions that payroll representatives (pay reps) frequently use, and that employees and supervisors may need less frequently.
The version of Kronos being used at Cornell is Kronos Workforce Central 6.3.1.
Kronos Basic (HTML) is recommended for most users. It provides streamlined functionality for entering time, checking accruals, and approving timecards. It works on most browsers, and with Macintosh, Windows, and Linux. It does not use Java or require any other plugins.
For many employees and supervisors, Kronos Basic (HTML) will meet their needs most of the time. However, they may occasionally need to access Kronos Full (Java) for advanced functions such as historical edits, the audit record of changes, creating reports, and creating or adjusting standard work schedules.
CAUTION: Kronos Basic (HTML) is not adequate for pay reps. Their computers need to be set up to use Kronos Full (Java).
Kronos Full (Java) includes the same functionality as Kronos Basic (HTML), plus advanced functions such as historical edits, the audit record of changes, creating reports, and creating or adjusting standard work schedules.
Kronos Full (Java) requires specific operating systems, browsers, and Java, outlined below.
IT or computer support staff can verify that a computer is correctly configured for Kronos Full (Java) by using these technical testing steps.
To see which version of Java you have, open the browser you want to use (Internet Explorer, Firefox, etc.) and go to Oracle's "How do I test whether Java is working" page. You will see a box that shows your Java version and your operating system. If you're troubleshooting a problem with Kronos, please include this information in your request for help.
CIT and the Payroll Office have received reports that Kronos Full (Java) works correctly with the following unsupported configurations. Please understand that if you use an unsupported configuration, CIT and the Payroll Office may be limited in how much help they can provide if things don’t work correctly.
Campus departments that are using unsupported configurations are encouraged to provide the details to the IT Service Desk so this page can be updated.
Alternatives if you must use Kronos Full (Java) but your computer doesn’t support it