Frequently Asked Questions

Creating Time Off Request in Employee Access

In the Time Off area of Employee Access, you can create a time off request to submit for approval. You must create a time off transaction for any scheduled time that you will be out. For example, if you are taking a personal day next Friday, you would enter a time off request to take that day off.

  1. Sign in to Skyward Business/Employee Access using your assigned username and password
    • If you have access to more than one portal, you may need to click the Down Arrow icon next to the House icon and select Employee Access from the Home drop-down menu
    • You will see a screen with tiles, such as Employee Profile, Payroll Check History, and Time Off Balances
  2. Click the Request Time Off tile.
    • The Time Off Transactions screen will appear
  3. Click Add Time Off Transaction near the top right of the screen
    • The Add Time Off Transaction screen will appear
  4. Complete the appropriate fields.

    Required fields are identified with an asterisk. You must complete required fields before you can save your work.

    1. Select the Transaction Type: Single day or Date Range (for multiple consecutive days with same time off type). If you select Date Range, the End Date field will also be displayed
    2. Enter the Start Date or click the Calendar 31 icon to choose a date using the calendar
      • If you selected Single Day for your time off request, skip to step 4
      • If you selected Date Range for your time off request, continue to step 3
    3. Enter the End Date or click the Calendar 31 icon to choose a date using the calendar
    4. Verify the Assignment or enter the correct assignment if necessary
    5. Click on the magnifying glass on the right side of the Supervisor box and select your supervisor
    6. Enter the Employee Time Off Type or click the Down Arrow icon to choose from the drop-down list.
      • Your balance will appear to the right of your selection
    7. Enter the Time Off Reason or click the Down Arrow icon to choose from the drop-down list
      • The Transaction Type and Description fields populate based on the Time Off Reason you select.
    8. The Transaction Type will automatically populate with either Used or Unpaid
      • If you have days available, “Used” will automatically populate.
      • If you do not have days available, “Unpaid” will automatically populate. Please note that “Unpaid means that you will be docked
    9. Verify the Employee Hours Per Day is correct. This field defaults based on the assignment you selected.
    10. Verify the Hours (Single Day Only). Do not enter anything in this field. This field will automatically populate based on what is entered in the next field, Days.
    11. Verify the Days or enter the correct value if necessary
      • If you have days available, “Used” will automatically populate.
      • If you do not have days available, “Unpaid” will automatically populate. Please note that “Unpaid means that you will be docked
    12. Verify the number of Workdays you are requesting off is correct. This is the number of active workdays between your requested start and end dates and cannot be modified
    13. Enter a Description if necessary.
    14. Enter a Start Time or click the Clock icon to enter the current time
    15. Enter an End Time or click the Clock icon to enter the current time.
      • In the image below, the Add Time Off Transaction screen displays time off request details used by an employee when requesting half a day off from work due to being sick
    16. If you do not need a substitute for this absence or if your position does not allow for a substitute, uncheck the box for Redirect to Third Party Substitute Request if appropriate
    17. If a substitute is needed, make sure the box Redirect to third party substitute request is checked off and then choose one of the options near the top left of the screen to save your work
      • Save & Add Another - Saves your request and refreshes the Add Time Off Transaction screen so you can add another. Your time off request displays in the Time Off Transactions list in W - Waiting for Approval status
      • Save - Saves your request and you return to the Time Off Transactions list, which displays your time off request in W - Waiting for Approval status. If you checked the Redirect to Third Party Substitute Request box, you are redirected to your third-party software
    18. Please note that all absences will need to be approved by your Supervisor.
      • In the image below, the Add Time Off Transaction screen displays time off request details used by an employee when requesting half a day off from work due to being sick

Contact the Human Resource Department if you have any issues creating an absence/s in Skyward at 956-618-6005.

District is transitioning to Skyward, a new Human Resources and Finance Software for HR data management, finance, budget and Payroll processing, etc.

How do I get to Employee Access?

Note: Same link is used to access both Skyward Business and Employee Access
https://skyward.iscorp.com/McAllenTXBusSTS

  1. Click Staff Links on the district website.

  2. Click My Apps

  3. Find and click the Skyward Business icon

  4. Sign in by clicking on Sign in with Email/Office365 Login and use your district email.


Note: Once all the district has been transitioned to skyward, Employee Online will be archived by the end of June 2021. Employees are strongly encouraged to download and/or print copies of any information they wish to retain from Employee Online such as current time-off balances, check stubs, W-2's and 1095s.

Instructions for viewing check stub information in Skyward

  1. The link for Skyward Business/Finance: https://skyward.iscorp.com/McAllenTXBus
    (Skyward Business App is also available through MyApps in Office365)
  2. Click on Sign in with Email/Office 365 Login
    • Username: MISD email address
    • Password: Email password
  3. Once you are logged in, check to see that you are in Employee Access
    • If your screen says something other than Employee Access, click on the drop
  4. Click on Payroll Check History
  5. This screen is where all payroll check information will be stored from July 2020 and forward.  July 2020 – December 2020 check information will be migrated over to Skyward soon.  For now, you will need to view prior check stubs through SunGard‐ Employee Online.
  6. Click on the drop down arrow next to the check date and select print check stub
  7. Select how you want your social security number to be displayed and then click on next
  8. Click on Print Check Stub
  9. Your check stub will then be displayed