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168 S. Dupont Highway
New Castle, DE 19720
(302) 504-7200
(800) 866-5927
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Absence Request System

Is your current absence request system cumbersome and prone to inaccuracies? Are you still using paper forms for your staff to request vacation, personal, professional development, or travel time? Are you spending more time than you need to filling out absence request forms, submitting requests, or waiting for an approval? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you will benefit from the Data Service Center’s newest application – the Absence Request System.

Absence Request System is an online system to manage staff absences for vacation, personal time, professional development, and travel requests within your district or school. The main purpose of the system is to make the process of requesting and authorizing vacation and leave requests a snap!

The benefits of the system rest in the timesavings you and your staff experience. Your staff no longer has to spend time filling out requests by hand and then walking it down to the mailbox to submit it to their supervisor. With a few clicks of the mouse, they can complete their request and the system generates an e-mail to start the approval process. Once the supervisor receives the request, they are able to approve or deny it immediately online. Approved requests are automatically logged onto the calendar, which allows administrators and staff to view at a glance who is in and out of the office on any particular day. Tracking the status of requests or looking at the history of requests is also just one click away. Some of the main features of the system include:
  • Remote access – all users can access the system by logging into DSC’s applications on any computer with internet access.
  • Requests – submit requests for vacation, personal time, professional development, and travel and view the status of your requests online.
  • Authorization – requests are submitted electronically through the district’s existing approval process, including multiple supervisory levels.
  • Monthly calendar view – view all approved vacations on an easy to read calendar.
  • Reporting – administrators can generate reports for each staff member.
  • History – view the history of all of your requests.
  • Professional Development requests – staff are able to submit requests to attend professional development opportunities online.
DSC’s web-based Absence Request System gives it all to you. It streamlines the vacation request process and provides all the absence monitoring you need. With DSC’s Absence Request System, you’ll know exactly who’s in and who’s out.

For more information about any of the Data Service Center’s applications, please call (800) 866-5927.

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