Time & Labor and Absence Management (TLAM) System

Time & Labor and Absence Management (TLAM) System will replace all paper time reporting and leave tracking forms used by administrative staff and student casuals.  Beginning February 5, 2019, staff will be able to:

  • Submit timesheets and leave requests electronically for review and approval
  • Track the status of approvals
  • Approved timesheets routed directly to CU Payroll for immediate processing
  • Access available leave balances in real time


See below for more information on how TLAM applies to you.

Time & Labor and Absence Management (TLAM) System

  • Absence Forecasting Tool – Use this tool to forecast future vacation and personal day absences to determine if you have enough available time to take the absence.
  • Additional Absence Balance Views – When entering a vacation or personal day request, you will see three balance amounts.  If the projected balance is negative, it will be highlighted in red on the Absence event page:
    1. Current Balance: as of the last date Absence finalized for the employee (date is displayed)
    2. Balance Through this Request: balance through the request date and includes submitted or approved absences through current request
    3. Balance at 06/30/YEAR: the balance through the end of the Fiscal Year
  • Request Absence – All absence types will now require approval and will route to your manager via workflow, once submitted.
  • Training Resources Video and supporting documentation on how to Report Absence can be found here
  • Time Reporting - Hours worked will be entered into the electronic timesheet. Managers will approve timesheets electronically, eliminating the need for the submission of paper time sheets.
  • Absence Forecasting Tool – Use this tool to forecast future vacation and personal day absences to determine if you have enough available time to take the absence.
  • Additional Absence Balance Views – When entering a vacation or personal day request, you will see three balance amounts. If the projected balance is negative, it will be highlighted in red on the Absence event page:
    1. Current Balance: as of the last date Absence finalized for the employee (date is displayed)
    2. Balance Through this Request: balance through the request date and includes submitted or approved absences through current request
    3. Balance at 06/30/YEAR: the balance through the end of the Fiscal Year
  • Request Absence – All absence types will now require approval and will route to your manager via workflow, once submitted.
  • Training Resources Video and supporting documentation on how to Report Absence can be found below.
  • Time Reporting - Hours worked will be entered into the electronic timesheet. Managers will approve timesheets electronically, eliminating the need for the submission of paper time sheets.
  • Training Resources Video and supporting documentation on how to Report Absence can be found below.

Managers will now have the ability to electronically review, approve, or deny absence requests and/or timesheets. 

  • Training Resources Video and supporting documentation on how to Report Absence can be found below.

Faculty who supervise Columbia Research Assistants (RAs), will now have the ability to electronically review, approve, or deny time sheets.  Please click here for training resources.  If you wish to delegate this responsibility to one of the Faculty Support Team Leaders, please reach out to Caroline Lukaszewski for assistance. 

  • Training Resources Video and supporting documentation on how to Report Absence can be found below.

Training Resources

Videos for using PAC Time and Absence are available. You will be asked to sign in with your UNI and password. Once on the page, simply click the blue "Enroll" button to begin. 

For Full-Time Officers - Absence Entry in PAC

This video provides an overview of how to enter and submit absence requests in PAC.

For Support Staff, Part-Time Officers, and Student Casuals - Timesheets and Absence Management

This class contains two videos. The first walks users through how to submit time via the PAC timesheets. The second video walks users through how to submit absence requests in PAC.

For Managers - Managing PAC Timesheets and Absences

This video demonstrates how a manager can manage absence requests and timesheets for his/her team in PAC.