Student Time and Labor FAQ

Time & Labor Self-Service (TLSS) – General FAQs

Time & Labor Self-Service (TLSS) is an electronic time reporting tool that replaces the paper timesheet student employees use to report time worked for pay.

Student Assistants, Bridge Student Assistants, Non-Resident Student Assistants and Instructional Student Assistants must all report time worked in TLSS. Failure to do so will result in a delay in that student’s pay warrant.

The process involves different roles and responsibilities for student employees, time approvers, HR and Payroll.


Paper timesheet are only accepted by Payroll for the following reasons:

  1. To make corrections to reported time that has already been approved in a current pay period
  2. To make corrections to a prior pay period
  3. To process a late timesheet
  4. To process a final paycheck for an employee who is separating
  1. The Department TLSS Approver or Coordinator writes “Late Timesheet” or “Adjusted Timesheet” on the top of the paper timesheet.
  2. Payroll will process the paper timesheet for pay.

All hours must be recorded in the system by the end of the day on the 1st business day of the following pay period, as shown on the Payroll Calendar (i.e.: All time worked in the August pay period must be reported by the end of 9/2/17). Students must enter their time worked daily.

Note: Time should never be entered before it is worked.

Reported time for prior payroll cycles cannot be entered via TLSS and must be reported on a paper timesheet and submitted to your department Coordinator or Approver for processing. Please refer to the Payroll Calendar for campus deadlines.

The student will be able to access their timesheet once the new appointment is entered into the system.

Hours should only be recorded on campus holidays if the student employee actually worked. Student employees are not eligible for holiday pay.

See Page 2, Login and Timesheet Navigation in the Time & Labor – Student Employee Self-Service process guide. If you continue to experience problems, contact your Payroll Technician. You can also contact the ETS helpdesk at (619) 594-5261 if you have forgotten your password.

Please email Payroll at [email protected].

Please contact your Payroll Technician.