How To Submit Your Time

Use the HIP system to submit your hours worked from the Employee Self-Service (ESS) screen.

NOTE: TIMELY TRANSACTIONS ARE REQUIRED.  All employees are required to submit timesheets by the end of each pay period.  This ensures that employees are paid accurately and timely.  If you are an hourly employee, you must submit your timesheet in the HIP system for your supervisor’s approval by the end of each pay period (the 15th day of the month and the last day of the month).

If you are a salaried employee, you must submit your timesheet in the HIP system for your supervisor’s approval by the end of each pay period if you ONLY need to claim fringe or special types of pay such as overtime, differentials, meals, etc.*

*Employees on the LAG payroll schedule who submit time toward the end of the pay period, may have their pay reflected on the following pay cycle due to the processing time required for approvals and calculations.

IMPORTANT: If you fail to submit your timesheet within thirty days of the pay period close, your timesheet for the period will be locked and you will need to contact your Timekeeper to have hours submitted on your behalf.  To prevent delays in receiving your pay, please submit timesheets by the close of each pay period.

Hourly Employees

If you are an hourly, casual, emergency hire, or 89-day hire employee, you will need to complete your timesheet in the HIP system for every pay period that you work.  On your timesheet, you will log the days you work and the specific time you start and end work, including your lunch breaks.

Watch a video on how to submit your time as an hourly employee through the Employee Self-Service (ESS) screen here:

    STEPS

    1. Login to the HIP portal and navigate to your ESS screen.

    2. Click on the Time tile.

    3. Then click on the Enter Time tile. NOTE: If you have more than one active job, make sure you select the correct one to report hours for from the drop-down menu at the top.

    4. You will be taken to your timesheet where you will enter your start, end times as well as lunch breaks. Enter any comments if necessary and click on the “Submit” button to submit your reported hours for approval.

    Here's a brief workflow showing the steps your reported time goes through when you submit your timesheet:

    Salaried Employees

    If you are a salaried employee, you will only need to complete your timesheet in the HIP system if you have any fringe or special types of pay to report that you are eligible for, such as overtime, compensatory time worked/earned, etc.  Do not submit your time for regular hours worked.

    Watch a video on how to submit your time as a salaried employee through the Employee Self-Service (ESS) screen here:

    STEPS

    1. Login to the HIP portal and navigate to your ESS screen.

    2. Click on the Time tile.

    3. Then click on the Enter Time tile.  NOTE: If you have more than one active job, make sure you select the correct one to report hours for from the drop-down menu at the top.

    4. You will then be taken to your timesheet where you will select the appropriate Time Reporting Code (TRC) from the drop-down menu on the left, enter hours for the fringe/special types of pay on the dates that you are eligible for, enter any comments necessary, then click on the “Submit” button to submit your hours for approval.

    Here's a brief workflow showing the steps your reported time goes through when you submit your timesheet:

    TIMESHEET EXCEPTIONS

    In specific scenarios, the HIP system will flag employee timesheets with exceptions when information is entered into the system that may be incorrect, or contrary to the State of Hawaii’s policies and procedures.  For example, your timesheet may have an exception flagged because you have an approved absence request for a full day, but you are also submitting a timesheet indicating that you worked on the same day.

    The most common exception that the system will flag is when you work overtime without getting prior supervisor approval first.  These exceptions help your supervisor and your department prevent mistakes on your timesheet.  The exceptions are generated after you submit your timesheet for supervisor approval.  You will know your timesheet is flagged with an exception once you submit it because you will see a red triangle icon with an exclamation point in addition to a pop-up window:

    To learn more about exceptions, click here.

    TASK PROFILES (LABOR REPORTING)

    If you work for Aloha Stadium, the DHS-IT Office, DBEDT-HHFDC, DOD-HIEMA or DLNR DOFAW/DAR and need to report your labor hours on your timesheet, please see take Task Profile Training.

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    Last Updated: August 31, 2022

    Tags: Submit Time, Submit Timesheet, Timesheet, Labor Reporting, Exceptions