The UW Online Work/Leave System (OWLS) is a computerized, post-entry review tracking system used throughout the University as the official record of leave-bearing employees’ hours worked and leave time earned and used.
Many department administrators are authorized to grant or revoke OWLS timekeeper and administrator access for their unit(s). However, if they are not authorized to update access, he/she should request OWLS system access by completing the appropriate forms on these pages.
Understand the terms used throughout the OWLS site with this glossary.
As an administrator, you are authorized with inquiry-only access to all records in your department’s Payroll Unit Code (PUC). Learn how to get started with OWLS and navigate the system.
In the Online Work/Leave System (OWLS), supervisors have read-only access. Learn how you can review and ensure the accuracy of employee leave records in the unit.
While timekeeping, you'll find that you'll need to support OWLS records, maintain employee information, and change balances. This timekeeper guide offers detailed instructions on how to carry out those tasks.