What dicK said was correct,, in addition to that let me add some comments on IDMS local mode functionality.
If a step is running in local mode,,, there must be some step prior to that local mode step to vary off the areas so that remaining transactions can access the database only in retrieval mode. If the local mode job abends then based on the condition codes you can do rollback using journal files in the immediate step. Below sequence gives you an idea on how to handle thiis kind of request.
STEPX: EXEC PGM=IDMSVARY --------> VARY THE AREAS IN RTRIEVAL MODE
STEPY: EXEC PGM=LOCALMODEPROGRAM
IF STEPY.ABEND=TRUE THEN -------> ROLL BACK STEP
STEPZ EXEC PMG=ROLLBACK PROCESS
In setting up STEPX and STEPZ your DBA can help you.
Make sure that once the local mode job is over, you need to put the database online so that remaining transaction can update the database.
In case of abend even after restoring the database using stepz, once again if you want to restart the job you need to restart from stepx not from stepy(This is very very improtant).