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  1. Does a paper absence sheet still need to be used?

    A paper absence sheet will need to be submitted through December 2012 in addition to electronic submission of absences. After that, a paper absence sheet is still needed for certain circumstances such as:

    • Reporting a dock by the 15th of the month to avoid overpayment,
    • Special leaves being coordinated through the Employee Leaves or Workers’ Compensation programs,
    • When adding an absence to a finalized prior period where “No Leave Taken”was initially reported, or
    • When deleting an absence from a finalized prior period.
    • Academic Year (AY) faculty leave/absence reporting.
    • Intermittent Employees Reporting hours worked.
  2. How do I correct an absence I have entered?

    An employee can correct an absence up to the point when the supervisor approves the absence. Simply delete the entry using the trash can symbol. If the supervisor has already approved then the supervisor must delete. When in “Report and View Absences,” make sure that the “From” and “Through” dates are appropriate for the period you are reviewing. Click on the “Absence Status” hyperlink for “Existing Absence Events” to see details about the status.

    How do I correct an absence I have entered?

  3. How do I enter an absence for a prior absence period?
    • Through AMSS when adding an absence to a period where other absences exit.
    • Submit a “Correcting” paper absence sheet that represents all time for the absence period when:
      • adding an absence to a period where “No Leave Taken” was used
      • trying to delete an absence once the “Absence Status” has changed to“Finalized”
  4. How do I see the status of the time I have submitted? Has my supervisor approved?

    When in “Report and View Absences,” make sure that the “From” and “Through”dates are appropriate for the period you are reviewing. Click on the “Absence Status” hyperlink for “Existing Absence Events” to see details about the status. Every status changes is time stamped and recorded including the supervisor approval of an absence. See the screen shot above.

  5. Why isn’t the “Absence Duration” correct for a full-day absence?

    The Absence Management system requires input of schedules to determine absence reporting on specific days. The Absence Management system defines a schedule as the number of hours worked on specific days during the week. If your schedule is incorrect in the system then the absence duration will not be correct. View your schedule then submit a Notice of Work Schedule form if a change is needed.


  1. How do I see if time was approved and who approved it?

    The status of a reported absence can be seen through “Report and View Absences.”Detailed Timekeeper instructions are located in the Timekeeper guide

  2. How do I view schedule information for employees?

    As a Timekeeper you have the ability to view schedules and absence takes using the Time Calendar.  It is recommended that you use the "Monthly Time Calendar" and view by either Empl ID or Group ID.  Group IDs with an "A" will include absence management eligible employees.  Group IDs with and "X" will include student employees.  This page uses dynamic group security so entering a Department ID as a search criteria will bring back both student and staff records and is not recommended.  Also note that the sum of absences as well as hours scheduled is for calendar month rather than pay period and if selected will include 24-hour holiday periods.

    Timekeeper View Schedule

    Timekeeper View Schedule Criteria

  3. Why does the “Current Period Absence” column say “Sub” (submitted) when all absences have been approved for the current period?

    “Current” to the system means most recently entered. The column really looks at the most recent absence entered and considers this entry as current. The entry could be 2 months into the future. If you are using this field to double check that a specific month’s time has been approved, you will need to click on the details located in the Report and View Absences page for any marked as submitted to verify it is the correct month.


  1. How can I tell if I already approved time for an employee?

    The status of an absence can be seen through “Report Time > Manager Absence Entry.”

    Check Approval

  2. What is the difference between “Approve Reported Absences” and “Approve Time and Absences?”

    There is currently no difference. The “Approve Reported Absences” page will be going away.

  3. Why can't I access my information in Manager Self Service?

    To view your personal absence information, use the Self Service link. To view absence information for your direct reports, use the Manager Self Service link.

  4. Why don't I see Manager Self Service when I log into PeopleSoft?

    The Supervisor/Manager role has been moved to Self Service. This can now be accessed through the portal in the same way that employee entry is accessed.