Human Resources

Watch this page! Information will be updated with the launch of Workday and the Integrated Service Center (ISC) on June 27, 2017.

As of June 19, 2017, the current UW payroll system (HEPPS; OPUS) and other legacy systems, including Employee Self Service (ESS) and OWLS, will no longer accept edits and will be converted to read-only in preparation for Workday go-live. Learn more about how you can get ready for Workday by visiting the HR/Payroll Modernization Program website.

Timekeeper guide

Creating and ending an employee record

Learn how to set up an employee OWLS record for a newly hired employee or when an employee moves from another University department without a break in service, or is reclassified.

OWL record maintenance

Need to create, update, or end an employee’s leave record? Read on to learn how.

Employee information maintenance

From anniversary date, to hire date, to work schedule, find out which steps you need to take when maintaining employee information.

Changing balances

If adjustments need to be made regarding leave and payments, refer to this page for step-by-step instructions on how to do so.

Special features

Here, you'll find the solution to all other OWLS tasks like creating a calendar note, displaying a yearly summary, or creating an OWLS report.