Time on clock is 5 hours early, SU 12.2

I livbe in the Eastern time zone. The clock shows a time 5 hours earlier than my actual time. The clock does identify my time zone correctly. If I cahnge the clock to the correct time, the next time I reboot it is set back 5 hours again. How can I solve this problem ?

Check and see if your time config is set to ‘Hardware clock set to UTC’… sometimes that can play havoc with things.

Is this of any use for you: https://forums.opensuse.org/blogs/jdmcdaniel3/what-utc-gmt-time-possible-issue-opensuse-12-2-its-solution-116/ ?