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Description:  Student employees who are paid on a bi-weekly basis enter Punch Time on a daily basis for each day worked. Punch time is recorded on your employee Timesheet in MaineStreet. This topic walks you through the process of entering Punch Time.


Students must enter time that is actually worked. Student employees are not paid for vacation, administrative leave, holidays, etc.


Navigation:  From the MaineStreet portal, click Employee Self-Service and then Timesheet under the Time Reporting menu. Depending on how you access self-service, you may also click Time tile on the Employee Self-Service homepage.

Time Entry:

If you have multiple job, select the job for which you need to enter time.

The default View By value should be Day. This view displays the current day. 

 If you encounter issues with your new student job, change to View by Day.

The Date field will default to today’s date. To enter time for a different Day, enter a date in the Date field, then click the refresh icon.

You may also switch days using the Previous Day and Next Day links.

By clicking the 2 vertical lines in the middle of the page, you can hide the Time menu on the left.

Enter your start time in the In field, and your clock-out time in the Out field. Be sure to use AM and PM designator to specify morning and afternoon. You may enter AM and PM in either upper-case or lower-case.

Click the + button to add additional time worked on the same day. For example, if you took a meal break and need to clock in/out again.

Optional: You may leave a comment by clicking and filling out the comment field.

When ready, click the submit button to submit your Timesheet.

The Reported Time Status section should now indicate the total hours recorded on the timesheet and detailed information about the reported hours.

Payable Time Detail:

The Payable Time Detail screen allows you to view previously entered time, as well as find out if your supervisor has approved your time.


Time will not show in Payable Time Detail until after the overnight Time Administration process has successfully run.


From the Employee Self-Service homepage, click the Time tile. On the left-hand menu, click Payable Time Detail. If you have multiple jobs, please select the job you wish to view your submitted time for.

The default Start Date and End Date will be the Sunday and Saturday of the current week. To view a different time period, enter different dates in the Start and End Date fields, then click the refresh icon. Note that you can view a period of up to 6 months at a time.

  • If the Status says Needs Approval, this means that your supervisor has not yet approved your time.
  • If the Status says Approved, this means that your supervisor has approved your time and it will be paid in the next payroll cycle.
  • If the Status says Closed with a Reason Code of Not Distributed, this means that the time has already been processed on a paycheck.
  • If the Status says Rejected, please notify Payroll at payroll@maine.edu or 581.9104.


In summary, it is the responsibility of the student to enter time worked each day.  After a manager approves the time, it will be paid in accordance with the payroll schedule.