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To do by Aug. 27: Certify your leave in the portal

Each year, per Regents Policy 11-E, the University of Colorado asks employees to verify the accuracy of their sick and vacation leave in the employee portal.

It’s likely your department’s payroll liaison has asked you to do this. If not, we want to walk you through the steps to certify leave. To get started, download this step-by-step guide. The first page will walk you through directions to certify your leave in the portal.

Troubleshooting tips

If you think your leave tallies look off, we have some tips to help you troubleshoot. If you are checking your Leave Certification balance against figures in My Leave, you should:

  1. Set your My Leave calendar to July 2017.
  2. Look at figures in the Usable Balance column. (The Usable Balance numbers shown in July 2017 represent leave balances ending June 30, 2017.)
  3. Compare My Leave’s Usable Balance figures with the Annual Leave Certification’s Ending Balance column. If these figures match, you can certify your leave. In the example below, you’ll see that the figures in Annual Leave Certification match those in My Leave.  

Annual Leave Certification (click to enlarge)

Leave certification screenshot example for Work/Life Blog

My Leave Balance (click to enlarge)

My Leave screenshot example for Work/Life blog

Please note: If you review leave certification balances after Aug. 1, your August leave accruals will be incorporated, which is reflected in the column marked Previous Earning. In order to validate that it matches, simply deduct the Previous Earning amount from the Usable Balance.

If your balances do not match or have questions before certifying your leave, please contact the payroll liaison in your department for assistance.

Thank you for ensuring balances are up-to-date and accurate!


Robin Brown

My Leave appears to have removed sick time from my account.  I was told that I can continue to accumulate sick leave with no upper limit.
Are my balances supposed to transfer to the red square or is that just a pointer to the My Leave account?


Employee Services

Hi Robin!
You can send any personal questions about My Leave to

Roni Ires

If balances don't match up and we do certify, how is adjustment made to My Leave balances? And if we do not agree and so do not certify, what do we do to resolve it?  I am a payroll liaison, and my own balances don't match. The step-by-step guide tells employees to contact their payroll liaision if they have problems, but I have no idea how to help others with this either. I do anticipate that I will receive questions from others who are having a similar problem. Who should I refer them to? Thank you for your help.

Employee Services

Hello, Roni!
A story from the HCM Community Blog may be helpful in answering your questions:
If you have any additional questions, email

Marcia Neville Burke

When I click in to certify & submit- the window comes up, but nothing happens when I click the ceritfy box or the submit box.

Employee Services

Hi Marcia!
You can speak with an HCM professional about your My Leave difficulties by emailing

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