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SIGMA Timekeeping FAQs

SIGMA Timekeeping FAQs

  • The coding FMLA is entered for unpaid hours.

    If leave credits will be used, you would enter the following:

    FMSL - using sick leave
    FMAL - using annual leave
    FMBL - using BLT
    FMHL - holiday pay
    FMCM - comp
    FMD1 - 1981 deferred
    FMD2 - 1982 deferred

  • Yes. Hours should be entered using normal leave credits with a comment "pending FMLA approval." Your supervisor can convert the hours to FMLA hours once the leave has been approved. Your supervisor will be responsible from here on to ensure your time is entered as you delegated.

  • No. The prior approval for FMLA ceased upon your return-to-work. You may not enter any more FM hours until approval for the current leave is received.

  • You can see how many FMLA hours you have available in SIGMA. Go to the Time and Leave Tab, Time Information, View Leave Balance. The FMLA Hours Type is how many hours are available.

  • No. The DMU does not enter employee's time into SIGMA. Time should be entered by the employee or by the supervisor.

  • Yes. You should always enter sick leave credits first. Eligibility to collect LTD payments is based on the date sick leave credits are exhausted. Employees who are covered under the UAW contract must exhaust sick leave credits prior to using other leave credits.

  • If you are at your maximum accumulation of annual leave, your supervisor or timekeeper should use your annual leave accrual each pay period to avoid losing leave credits.

  • No. Sick leave accruals should not be entered after they were exhausted. When in doubt, please check with DMU.

  • Use the FMHL hours type, if you qualify for the paid holiday. If you are unsure if you qualify for the holiday, please consult with your Human Resources Office.

  • No. The physician certified that you are incapacitated from working. A doctor's release must be provided to the Disability Management Unit prior to returning to work from a medical leave of absence.

  • Annual leave donations are processed by your Human Resources Office and/or Labor Relations. Please contact them directly.

  • No. Please do not enter lost time hours after a leave has been approved by the DMU.

  • Enter normal sick leave or annual leave credits (per the Leave Application). Contact the DMU if you are unsure if your FMLA entitlement of 480 hours was exhausted.

  • Enter the FMLA (unpaid) hour's type if on a FMLA-approved leave. Otherwise, leave the hours blank.

  • Leave days after FMLA exhaustion blank. The leave will be unpaid after the FMLA entitlement is exhausted. You will be removed from payroll and placed on an approved leave of absence.

  • Please contact your Human Resources Office for a timesheet correction.

  • The DMU will manually add the hours or days off work to your FMLA counter. Please contact the DMU if you have any questions regarding FMLA hours.

  • Alternate work schedules are temporarily suspended during a leave of absence. Your schedule will revert to a normal 8-hour work day. Alternate work schedules (Plan A or modified work schedule) can resume upon your return to work.

  • You were removed from payroll during the leave of absence and have not been reactivated on payroll upon return to work. You or your supervisor should contact the DMU immediately for clarification.

  • You may have exhausted leave credits and were removed from payroll and placed on a leave of absence. You will be able to enter hours starting with the actual return-to-work date.