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Pushing Back an Absence Request (Manager) in HRS


When an employee submits an absence request that needs some modifications, such as, changing the take type, length of absence etc., the Manager may want to choose the option of "Push Back". If this is the case, the absence request will be sent back to the employee to review and modify as the Manager suggests.

Note: If an employee mistakenly submits an absence request to their supervisor, there is no way for the employee to recall the submitted request unless the employee contacts the supervisor to have them "push back" the request. From there the employee can modify and resubmit the request.

Process Considerations:

  • Employees should always review their absence balances before submitting any absence requests. The employee's balance will display on the page once they have selected the Absence Name.
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To perform this procedure, please follow these steps:

    1. Log in at (Note: UW-Madison employees log in to the My UW-Madison portal).

    2. Click the drop down in the upper right and select Manager Self Service.
    3. Click the Manager Time and Absence tile and click the Approve Absence tab.

    4. You will be taken to the Absence Requests page. This page will show any Pending absence requests by default. Choose the absence you wish to push back by clicking on the employee's Name.
      *Note: you can view any requests you have approved or denied by changing the Show Requests By Status field to what you want to view ("Approved" or "Denied") and then click the Refresh button.
    5. The Absence Details page will appear. Click on the Push Back button to send the absence request back to the employee. Although not required, it is recommended that you leave comments for the employee in the Approver Comments box.

      Push Back

      *Note: The Current Balance on the page reflects whatever the employee's leave balance was when they submitted the request and will not reflect any other absence requests that were pending at the time. You should always verify that your employees have available hours in their balance before approving any absence requests.
    6. You will see the Push Back Confirmation page. Click Yes to push back the absence.

      Push Back Confirmation question
    7. On the next Push Back Confirmation page click OK to finish pushing back the absence.

      Push Back Confirmation

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Keywordsmanager push back time off take takes self service absence absence request training AM, Absence Management, TL, Time, Labor   Doc ID17866
OwnerChristine P.GroupUW–Shared Services
Created2011-04-05 19:00:00Updated2024-05-23 16:14:31
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