The Exceptions dashboard item shows all the outstanding exceptions from the pay-period selected.
The Exceptions that show in this view are defined in Shift Setup > Exceptions & Warnings
Pay Period: The current pay period shows initially, however you can cycle to previous pay period's too.
Show: You can define the number of entries to view on load of this dashboard item. Your selection will be remembered next time you login too.
Search: You can search for any of the data viewable, eg: Employee's Name, Exception Type, Payroll Number etc.
Employee Name: The employee's name links to their time sheet for that pay period for you to then deal with the Exception.