Enter Running Absence in Time and Attendance

This document explains how you enter running absence. You do this when the end of the absence is unkown, for example, when an employee goes on indefinite sick leave.


A personal and indefinite leave of absence, containing the absence type and date from which it is valid, is entered in 'Absence. Enter Running' (TMS004).

Absences can be reviewed in 'Absence. Clock In/Out' (TMS200).

The file containing information about absences (MTMABS) is updated.

Once running absence is entered, no manual absence entries must made. Instead, absence will be recorded until the next time the employee clocks in.

Before you start

The starting conditions listed in Reporting in Time and Attendance must be met.

Follow These Steps

  1. Start 'Absence. Enter Running' (TMS004).

  2. On the E panel, enter your/the employee's card number, the type of absence and the date from which you/the employee will be absent. Press Enter.

    The absence will be discontinued the next time you/the employee clocks in.

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