Daylight Saving Time Sunday, 03/12; CalTime instructions

March 8, 2017

To All Berkeley employees:

This is a reminder that Daylight Saving Time begins on this Sunday, March 12, 2017 at 2:00 AM

For departments with employees that use a time clock, the CalTime system should automatically adjust time clocks forward one hour based upon daylight saving time (e.g., at 2:00 am the system will adjust one hour forward to 3:00 AM), and nothing additional should be required.

For time clock issues, or timekeeping problems in CalTime related to the time change, please take the following steps:


  • Non-Exempt ‘Realtime’ employees (those clocking in/out at the beginning/end of each shift worked ) should immediately notify their Supervisor of any issues in order for their Supervisor to perform any timecard edits, if necessary.


  • Will need to manually adjust time cards for any non-exempt ‘realtime’ employees as necessary
  • Take extra precaution when reviewing timecards for time recorded on Sunday, March 12 to ensure any errors have been corrected
  • Should pay special attention to timecards for employees who work overnight shifts beginning on Saturday, March 11 through Sunday, March 12 (especially those involving the 1:00AM-4:00AM window immediately before/after the time change).
  • Review employee hours scheduled during those overnight shifts versus time recorded in CalTime to ensure over/under reporting of hours does not occur.

If you have any questions, please email or call the Help Desk at 510-664-9000, option 1 for CalTime.

Thank you,

The CalTime Team