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Kronos, Optilink & Time off Resources

Kronos is Upstate’s scheduling and timekeeping system. This system also interfaces with our nursing assignment system, Optilink. Optilink is the official record of assignment that charge nurses utilize to assign patients and tasks within their unit.


Contact: Jamie Patchett, MBA
Nursing Labor Hours Analyst
Phone: 315-464-4815
Email: patchetj@upstate.edu 

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Kronos Resources

Clinical Trainers Kronos Handbooks

Kronos Payroll Help

Kronos - Daylight Savings Time

Managers Kronos Handbook

 Accessing Kronos Off Site

Optilink Resources

Optilink Powerpoint & References

Optilink Charge Nurse Workbook

Optilink - Nursing Assignments Staff Planning Tab Instructions

Optilink - Adding UMU Workload Report in Epic


Additional Scheduling Information

Deadlines for Staff Time Request/Schedules 2023

Deadlines for Staff Time Requests/Schedules 2022

Pre Post Schedule Checklist (Manager Only)