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In the Online Work/Leave System (OWLS), the role of the administrator is to oversee all employee leave records for a department.

As an administrator, you are authorized with inquiry-only access to all records in your department’s Payroll Unit Code (PUC). If you have questions or concerns about an employee’s OWLS record, you will need to contact your unit’s timekeeper.

To log in to OWLS, you will need your UW NetID, password, and SecurID. Both the UW NetID and the SecurID are obtained from UW Technology.

OWLS is intended for use by authorized employees only, and authorization for use is solely at the discretion of department management. In order to protect the privacy and integrity of the records in OWLS, you must log out or password-protect your computer screen whenever leaving your desk.


To view a list of all employees under your department’s PUC, you will need to log in to OWLS as follows:

1. Navigate to the OWLS home page and click on the “OWLS Login” button.

2. Click on the “Log in as Administrator/Inquiry-only” button.

3. On the UW NetID log in page, type in your UW NetID, password, and SecurID  code number. 4. Click the “Log in” button.

5. The OWLS disclaimer regarding appropriate use of the system will appear. Once you read and understand it, click the “I agree” button to enter the OWLS main page.

To view the record of an employee in your PUC, enter the employee’s name or EID and click “Next.” To view all records in a PUC, select your PUC, and click “Next,” leaving the “Name” and “EID”  fields blank.


In order to obtain OWLS administrator access, you will need to submit a request through the online OWLS access form.

Problems logging in? Your SecurID may not be synchronized with OWLS. Please contact UW Technology to synchronize your SecurID.