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Dimensions System

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Dimensions iconThe Dimensions (time-and-attendance) system is for the exclusive use of authorized Sonoma County Government Employees within County Government Only. Any unauthorized access through this system will be prosecuted under applicable laws.

Please note: to use this system your department/section must be active on the system and you should have an established Dimensions account with valid password. If you have any questions regarding authorized access to this service, please contact your supervisor.

Access to Your Timecard

There are approximately 5,000 employees utilizing the timekeeping system to enter daily time. There are a few things to keep in mind as you utilize the system.

  1. To log onto the system you will utilize your five digit employee number and a current password.
  2. Best practice dictates that your password should be changed every 90 days. We recommend you do so at the time you are prompted to change your Windows password.
  3. If you attempt to log onto the system more than three times unsuccessfully, the system will lock you out. If you attempt to log onto the system more than three times unsuccessfully, the system will lock you out. If this happens, wait five minutes and the account will be automatically unlocked.
  4. For training tools, please visit Dimensions Training Resources

Internet users' URL address

Dimensions Support

For all issues and support, please contact your departments payroll clerk. 

About Dimensions

The Dimensions System will support real-time processing of all transactions related to the County's time and attendance data collection including:

Time Collection: Most County employees have access to the Dimensions system on the web. Those without access to a computer or kiosk have designated time-keepers or payroll clerks to enter their time data. Employees access the system, based upon their security rating, through either the Internet or the County Intranet. All data interfaces directly with the County’s payroll system, thus eliminating the need for payroll clerks to compile, correct, summarize and manually key time transactions for most employees every other week!

Cost Accounting: The system allows County employees to enter labor distribution information (project, activity, task, etc.) in combination with time and attendance information. This provides a foundation for county-wide cost accounting.

Scheduling: Schedules for each employee are maintained in the system, and serve as a basis for applying the correct pay rules and pay codes.

Reporting: The system provides real-time employee reports (time, attendance, earnings, leave balances, etc.), as well as departmental reports (electronic and paper).


Efficient time-entry systems are the bedrock of successful cost accounting. Knowing how much time is spent on each task is critically important when estimating costs for programs, and when producing invoices for the County’s customers.

Dimensions allows the County to support flex schedules, and facilitates on-line supervisor review and sign-offs. This system allows the County to produce information about hours worked by task, by multiple pay periods, and across many departments and divisions.