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Time, Leave and Attendance (TLA) system

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  • December 2014: Video demonstrations of the TLA system are now available for marine and non-marine employees.

Why are we getting a new TLA system?
TLA stands for Time, Leave and Attendance (TLA). It's an online system for tracking your work and leave hours, and it provides information needed for payroll processing.

WSDOT’s existing systems are outdated and no longer meet our needs. Due to the high level of manual processing and duplicate data entry points, these multiple, independent systems are highly prone to errors. The new TLA system will allow us to more efficiently and consistently:

  • Track and report leave
  • Access leave balances
  • Approve and track leave requests
  • Process complex collective bargaining rules, including training and certifications, notifications and crewing requirements

The end result
The goal of TLA is an efficient time, leave and attendance system that can work for all of state government. This electronic timekeeping system will make WSDOT more efficient and cost effective. 

The TLA system will be self-service, allowing employees to enter their work hours, view projected and real-time leave balances, enter leave requests and receive leave approvals and check their work schedules from multiple devices.


  • April 2015 - Headquarters*
  • June 2015 - Eastern regions
  • July 2015 - Western regions
  • Oct. 2015 - Washington State Ferries (WSF) Headquarters
  • Feb. 2016 - WSF Terminal/Eagle Harbor/Warehouse
  • April 2016 - WSF Deck/Engine

*Headquarters includes the ELG building, Alaskan Way Viaduct and 520 projects, Toll Division and others. There will be more detailed, future communications regarding specifically what org codes will deploy when.

How can I get more information?

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