Time and Absence Management

In a supervisory role, you are responsible for overseeing the accuracy of time and attendance data captured in the E210 or Kronos systems. Your employees will look to you for guidance on how and when vacation and sick leave are accrued and used, and how the form is maintained in your unit.

Should your employees request flexible work arrangements, discuss their needs openly and honestly before considering the level of flexibility you’re able to allow within your work unit. Of course, business requirements are the most important consideration.

Resources for Managers

In your supervisory role, you should be familiar with the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), which became effective in 1993. FMLA entitles eligible employees to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave in a 12-month period for specified family and medical reasons.

An employee is eligible for FMLA if they have been employed for at least 12 months and have worked at least 1,250 hours during the previous 12-month period. Exempt salaried employees who have worked 12 months are presumed to meet the hourly test. See the formal FMLA policy for more details.

This document summarizes FMLA administrative procedures. For staff working in DC, this letter should be used.

In addition, there are also formal university guidelines governing administration of the Maryland Flexible Leave Act.

Resources for Current Employees

The "Current Employees" section of this site also features an area for Time and Absence Management. There, employees can learn all about: