Maine State Time and Attendance Management System (MS-TAMS)

The Maine State Time and Attendance Management System (MS-TAMS) is designed for State employees to record time worked and leave taken. It replaces paper time sheets for all employees whose agencies have computer access to the State’s Wide Area Network (WAN).

Agencies with employees that do not have access to a computer on the State’s Wide Area Network (WAN) must develop a process for employee’s time to get entered in to MS-TAMS. As an alternative, the State Controller can approve a data entry role within agencies for entering time based on a paper time sheet submitted by the employee.

Timesheet Requirements

  1. Each employee that participates with MS-TAMS must complete, electronically sign, and submit a biweekly time sheet at the end of the pay period in order to be paid.
  2. Agencies with employees that do not have access to a computer on the State’s Wide Area Network (WAN) must develop a process for employee’s time to get entered in to MS-TAMS. As an alternative, the State Controller can approve a data entry role within agencies for entering time based on a paper time sheet submitted by the employee.
  3. If an employee that normally submits time electronically is absent or unable to complete and sign the MS-TAMS time sheet, the supervisor or agency payroll officer must:
    • Complete an automated time sheet for the employee and
    • Obtain the employee’s signature upon their return, either on a paper or electronic copy
  4. If a supervisor or alternate supervisor is not available to sign the employee’s time sheet, the payroll officer shall approve the time sheet to ensure the employee’s time gets entered to MS-TAMS. The supervisor or alternate can then sign a paper copy of the time sheet upon their return.

Enter MS-TAMS.

For more information about Maine State-Time and Attendance Management System, contact the Office of the State Controller at 207-626-8420 or via email to MS-TAMS-List@maine.gov.