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Reviewing and Approving Time and Absence Exceptions in HRS


Time is entered by employees. Time Administration processes nightly to analyze the entered time according to UW rules. Exceptions are created for time which meets specific criteria, such as a punch reporter with a missing OUT punch or a punch reporter with reported hours for a shift greater than 12 hours. This procedure provides steps to review and approve the exceptions.

Process Considerations:

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    1. To review time exceptions, navigate to Manager Self Service > Time Management > Approve Time and Exceptions > Exceptions.

      Manage Exceptions Selection Criteria

    2. On the Manage Exceptions page, to get a list of employees who have timesheet exceptions, click Get Employees; or enter Group ID, EmplID, Last Name/First Name, Business Unit, Job Code, Department, or Workgroup, then Get Employees. For an overview of employee search options, please refer to user procedure Employee Search Options in HRS .
    3. Exceptions will be listed for the specific employee or all the employees within the parameter.
    4. To limit the exceptions to a specific time period or employee, click Filter Options.

      Manage Exceptions Filter Options

    5. Within the Filter Options, enter the data you want to filter. For example, using the Date filter allows you to see exceptions for a time period. Change the Date filter option to "between." Using the "between" option allows you to enter a date range.

      Manage Exceptions Filter Options

    6. Click OK.
    7. If there are exceptions for the date or period, exceptions for the date or time period are listed.
    8. An overview of time exceptions which may occur is listed in Time and Labor Exceptions.xls. Use this overview if an exception requires further analysis.
    9. Review the listed exceptions.
    10. If the exceptions do not require further investigation, they may be allowed.
    11. Click the open box(es) under the Allow column, or click the Select All button.

        NOTE: Review all "HIGH" severity exceptions, if the exception can be allowed, to determine whether the exception should actually be allowed.

      Manage Exceptions Selection Results

    12. Click Save.
    13. The Save Confirmation page is presented, confirming the Save was successful.
    14. Click OK.
    15. You are returned to the Manage Exceptions page. Note: Some allowable exceptions require that Time Admin be re-run to create the payable time (high severity).
Note: Time Exceptions may also be reviewed and approved through the timesheet.

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Reviewing and Approving Exceptions through the Timesheet

  1. To access time Exceptions from the Manager Self Service page, navigate to Time Management > Employee Absence Request > Timesheet. The Report Time Timesheet Summary page appears.

    Timesheet Selection Criteria

  2. To choose a specific employee, enter the EmplID or Last Name and First Name or enter any other parameter. For an overview of employee search options, please refer to user procedure Employee Search Options in HRS .
  3. In the Date field, choose the date in question.
  4. Click Get Employees.
  5. The specific employee (or a list if you chose broader parameters) shows in the Employees For section.
  6. If there are time exceptions, the Exceptions icon will appear to the right of the employee name hyperlink and under the word Exception.

    Timesheet Selection Results

  7. Click the employee name hyperlink to go to the timesheet.

    Timesheet Selection Results Link

  8. You are taken to the employee's timesheet.
  9. Any exceptions which exist for the employee's time are identified by an icon to the left of the reported time.

    Employee's Timesheet

  10. Click on the exception icon to review the exception. The Exceptions tab at the bottom of the timesheet will be opened.
  11. Some exceptions are allowable. In the example below, an exception has generated because the employee reported more than 12 hours on a single day. If the reported time is correct, put a checkmark in the "Allow" column and click "Update Exception". The exception will clear and payable time will generate for approval the next time the Time Administration process runs.

      Allowable Exception

  12. Other exceptions are not allowable. These require a correction to be made in the timesheet. Please refer to user procedure Making Timesheet Adjustments in HRS . When the next Time Administration runs, the time will be evaluated, and the exception will be cleared.

    Not allowable Exception

  13. Confirm the exception is cleared after Time Administration has processed.
  14. Approve the time. Please refer to user procedure Approving Payable Time in HRS .

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KeywordsManager Self Service Approve Time Exceptions MSS Approve Time Time Exceptions Approve Time Timesheet exceptions TL, AM, Time, Labor, Absence Management   Doc ID15567
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Created2010-11-10 19:00:00Updated2024-05-23 14:08:24
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