DCAA Timekeeping Requirements and Timesheet Software

Unanet has timesheet features and functions that directly support the requirements stated in the Automated Timekeeping Systems section of the Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) regulations and Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR).

 

Note that DCAA requires that the timekeeping process, collectively including policies, manual procedures and tools be compliant; timesheet software alone is not audited for compliance or certified, nor approved as DCAA compliant. However, Unanet timesheet software has been reviewed by auditors at hundreds of customer sites and, along with the customer policies and procedures, approved as supporting DCAA timekeeping requirements.

 

Unanet timesheet software makes implementation of the DCAA regulations easy and efficient. Here is a small sampling of the DCAA regulations supported by Unanet:

  • Employees charge time to authorized, open projects
  • An employee access their timesheet through a secure password
  • Employee records are viewable and there are auditable comments for any timesheet change
  • Supervisors approve the entire timesheet
  • All time must be reported (total time accounting)
  • Administrators monitor delinquent timesheets

For information on controls checked during a DCAA audit please refer to publication 7641.90 titled, "Information for Contractors", located at http://www.dcaa.mil/DCAAM_7641.90.pdf  or contact the Defense Contract Audit Agency at the address below:

 

Defense Contract Audit Agency

ATTN: Policy Auditing Standards Division (PAS)

8725 John J. Kingman Rd., Suite 2135
Fort Belvoir, VA 22060-6219
(703) 767-3234 (FAX)

 

An invoice that used to take 1 person 2-3 days that is now complete in 30 minutes, and a report that used to take 2 hours that is now produced in 2 minutes! - TJ Guarino, Tessada

 

"Unanet allows us to accurately monitor project “burn rate” in a timely manner; which is driven down to team leads and tied to performance rewards." President, Medium-Sized Government Contractor
"Unanet has enabled us to improve revenue forecasting models and share the same real-time revenue data across the organization."President, Mid-Sized Government Contractor
"I’ve never done a timesheet so fast in my life! What an incredible change. I’m so glad we switched. They’ve really done a lot to polish it up, too."- Paco Hope Managing Consultant Cigital, Inc.
"We selected the Unanet PSA product suite because it works, is simple to administer, and has rich functionality."- Brian MacDonald Director of Information Systems L-3 Communications Corporation