Your Time Sheet
At the end of your work week, you must complete a TAG time sheet for all hours worked. It is your responsibility to complete the time sheet fully and accurately before providing it to the client for approval and signature. If the time sheet is incomplete or has an error, your paycheck may be delayed.
A signed time sheet must be presented in order for you to receive your paycheck unless prior arrangements are made with our business client(s). Turn in a separate time sheet for each assignment worked, and for each week's work.
Ensure the following items are completed on each time sheet you submit:
- The week-ending date (Sunday) for the hours being reported
- The last four (4) of your Social Security Number
- Your name (print)
- The client company name
- Check the appropriate assignment status box.
- Remember to sign your time sheet.
- Total all hours for the week. Round to the nearest 1/4 hour (1/4, 1/2 or 3/4). Do not include lunch time.
- Obtain the client supervisor's printed name, phone number, extension, verified total hours and their signature in the space provided.
How to Submit Your Timesheet:
- In person (yes, some still do that)
- Fax (can you believe technology from 1843 is still around?)
- Email a photo of your completed timesheet to payroll-TAG@the-arnold-group.com
- Submit a photo via our TAGmobile app - Download for free by searching for "The Arnold Group" in your app store
- Depending on your assignment, some of our business clients will submit your timesheet on your behalf, or through their timekeeping system. Please check with your supervisor if you are unsure.
Download TAG time sheets here.
A properly completed time sheet ensures that you will be paid weekly without delay. Click here for examples on correctly completing your time sheet.
All suspected fraudulent activity will be investigated and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
Converting Hours and Minutes to Decimal Hours
- Different TAG clients use different timekeeping tracking systems (standard and military time.) If you work at a TAG business client with an integrated, badging timekeeping system (punch in/out) – the TAG business client will submit all hours worked to TAG.
- If you work at a TAG business client without an integrated, badging timekeeping system (punch in/out) – you will use TAG Time Sheets (paper time sheets) to submit all hours worked to TAG.
- In these instances, please use the following chart to assist with converting hours and minutes to Decimal Hours. Example, 15 mins. = .25, 30 mins. = .50, 45 mins. = .75, and so forth.
Hours:Minutes VS Decimal Hours
Confused about hours/minutes (4:15) and decimal hours (4.25)? Here is a quick overview on performing the decimal to hours/minutes conversion and the reasons why the conversion is important. The big thing to look for is a decimal point(.) or colon(:)
Our time cards requests time worked be reported in the decimal hours format. Decimal hours can sometimes cause a bit of confusion for people who are used to looking at hours in the hh:mm format. Here are a few examples of decimal hours and how to interpret them.
- 8.00 hours - this is exactly 8 hours OR 8:00 in the hh:mm format - note colon, not a decimal point
- 8.25 hours - this is 8 and 1/4 hours, or 8 hours and 15 minutes OR 8:15 (hh:mm again), again note the colon
- 8.50 hours - here we have 8 and ½ hours or 8 hours and 30 minutes OR 8:30
- 8.75 hours - 8 hours and 45 minutes OR 8:45
- Here are a few examples which are commonly confused:
- 8.20 hours - you may read this as 8 hours and 20 minutes, but notice the decimal point, it is actually 8 hours and 12 minutes. 8:12 should be reported on your TAG Time Sheet as 8.25 hours (all TAG Time Sheet time/minutes should be rounded to the nearest ¼ hour).
- 8.45 hours - this one is 8 hours and 27 minutes, again notice the decimal point, it is actually 8 hours and 27 minutes. 8:27 and should be reported on your TAG Time Sheet as 8.50 hours (all TAG Time Sheet time/minutes should be rounded to the nearest ¼ hour).
Why use decimal hours?
Imagine trying to multiply 8:12 (which is 8 hours and 12 minutes) by an hourly rate. It’s much easier to multiply 8.25 (or 8 hours and 12 minutes) by an hourly rate to calculate payroll.