Managing Leave

  • As employees request leave through the ESS Electronic Leave Request procedure, the appropriate approving manager will receive an e-mail indicating a request for leave was submitted. This will include a link to ESS’ Manager Self-Service, (MSS), portal.

    An employee cannot submit a leave request that would exceed their current and anticipated leave accruals for the current leave calendar year.

    If the approving manager does not act on the submitted leave within seven days, the employee will receive an e-mail stating indicating the leave has not been processed by the manager.

    If the approving manager does not act on the submitted leave within five days, the manager will receive an e-mail reminder indicating that there is a pending leave request in the MSS Business Inbox that needs to be processed.

    Only leave requested through the electronic leave request process will appear in the MSS portal.

    Balances shown on the employee’s ESS “Display Leave Balances” and “Display Absences” will show all leave requests.

    Quick Links:

    ESS Leave Request_Manager Approval Process (printable instructions) (requires State System logon credentials)

    ESS Leave Request Employee Request Process (printable instructions) (requires State System logon credentials)

    Leave Benefits by Bargaining Unit