Human Resources

HCM Absence Management

What is Absence Management?

Within the HCM system, Absence Management (ABM) is the name of a specific module which allows us to automate many of the processes for both planning and paying paid time off for our employees.  Absence Management combines both employee and manager capabilities through Employee Self Service (ESS) and Manager Self Service (MSS). The Absence Management module tracks all requested and approved leaves in a single application. The Absence Management module also contains built in integration to Payroll through the HCM Time and Labor system to ensure that vacation, sick time and leaves are properly reflected in each employee’s paychecks.

Who will be affected?

These changes will affect all full-time salaried/classified Maricopa employees, both exempt employees and non-exempt employees. Part time employees (e.g. adjunct faculty, RPS, etc.) will not be affected by these changes

How will this affect me?

If you are a full-time employee, whether exempt or non-exempt, the primary changes that you will notice are how you:

  • Request time off
  • How you record any sick, vacation or leave time that you take.

Where can I get training on the new Absence Management System?

HCM 9.2- Below are Quick Reference Guides/Videos for Managers & Employees:

Employee Absence Request
Approver Submitting Absence Request on Behalf of Employees
Approve Absence Request
Approvers Submit Absence Request on Behalf of Employee
Submitting an Absence Request as an Adjunct/Part-Time Employee 

En Español (HCM 9.2)

Solicitud de Ausencia para Empleados  (Employee Absence Request)

Where can I get training for entering Intermittent FMLA Leave?

Below is a Quick Reference Guide/Video:

Employees Enter Intermittent FMLA Leave
Enter Intermittent FMLA Leave Video Tutorial

Absence Adjustment

For Absence Adjustments, please fill out this form and submit it to your College HR.

**If you have any questions regarding the Absence Management system, please email our HR office at with the subject line: HCM- Absence Management Question**