The Human Resources office has begun distributing reports to managers who do not approve time in HR Direct by the approval deadline. The system deadline for each pay period is midnight on the Monday prior to pay day.
Managers that receive this Late Time Approval Report (UMTL706) must review; sign; and retain it within the department for three (3) years. It is an official audit record of the University.
The expected business practice at UMass Lowell is for managers to use the HR Direct application manager self-service functionality to approve time each pay period. Managers should make every attempt to complete approvals using this application.
Using HR Direct for time reporting and approval provides the campus with a paperless record keeping system. It is also fully auditable and ensures compliance with all federal and state employment laws.