New Feature: Leave Balances Page in my.SMU

The Department of Human Resources and the Payroll Office are pleased to announce a new feature in my.SMU – the Leave Balances page. The Leave Balances page is accessed from the Time Reporting tile (Employee Self Service home page) and Time Management tile (Manager Self Service home page).

Knowing your available leave balances will help you manage taking time off from your job at SMU. This new feature provides “real-time” insight to your personal accrued leave balances as well as the accrued leave balances of employees for whom you approve time records.

The leave balances on this page are calculated as follows:

  • Leave balances as of your most recently processed paycheck (shown on that pay statement)
  • LESS any leave entries submitted on your timesheet that are not yet reflected on a pay statement
    • Whether the timesheet entries have been approved yet or not
    • Even entries submitted for future dates of reported time off


  1. As soon as you report (submit) leave hours on your timesheet, your Leave Balances page will adjust the Available balance(s) accordingly.
  2. The Leave Balances page does not project future monthly leave accruals, so keep that in mind when you consider the leave balances shown on this page.

Please refer to information available in Wiki.SMU for navigation to the new page in my.SMU as well as using the Filter option (when applicable).

Please direct questions to:

  • HR for information about your own monthly leave accrual and/or appropriate time reporting for other employees
  • Payroll for information about the status of submitted-but-not-yet-processed time reporting and/or assistance with reporting leave taken on time records for other employees

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