Campus alert status is yellow: For the latest campus alert status, news and resources, visit

Search Close Search
Search Close Search
Page Menu

HR Direct Release - Time and Labor Entry Changes

The University of Massachusetts has upgraded its HR Direct PeopleSoft application. The Employee Self Service page now has two new time tiles - Weekly Time Entry or Daily Time Entry, replacing the Report Time tile. The Weekly Time Entry page will have a new navigation design. 

What are the upgrade's new enhancements for the Weekly Time Entry?

The upgrade has navigational changes that enhance the user experience and may change how you enter and view time functions. Below are some of those examples. 

Employee Self Service Weekly Time Entry page view changes:

  • Select the time reporting code first and then put the hours in second.
  • Scheduled hours will now be displayed for validation.
  • If you have UMMS multiple jobs, you can access a drop-down menu under the Enter Time prompt in the upper left corner of the page. Click on a job and the associated timesheet, manager and other functions will display for that specific job.

Are training materials available?

Yes, please click on the UMMS HR Direct Upgrade: Time and Labor Entry Changes job aid. The job aid is also available on the HR Direct website in the Employee Self-Service Job Aids.

You may need to clear your cache when you go to access HR Direct after the Upgrade. Please click on the How to Clear Cache in Every Major Browser job aid for details on this process.

If you have any questions, please contact Payroll at 508-856-5260 "Option: 4" or email