Timetastic can deal with as many different types of leave as you need. It comes preloaded with these eight:
- Unpaid Leave
- Sick Leave
- Working from home
You can add, edit or delete leave types by heading to SETTINGS > LEAVE TYPES.
Adding a leave type
Click '+ Add a new leave type'.
Enter the leave type name and select from the drop down whether it should show as busy or available in your calendar integrations.
The Visibility field gives you the following options:
By default, most leave types will be set to 'Private' and means employees will be able to see their co-workers are off, but they won't know why they are absent. This hides the leave type details from everyone who isn't a user's approver, manager or admin user.
Here's what users see with leave types hidden:
This sets the leave type to be visible to everyone in your organisation regardless of whether they're a user, manager, approver or Admin user.
Here's what users see when a leave type is visible:
There's also options for whether the leave should deduct from an employees annual allowance, need approval or should be included in a department's maximum absent.
You can customise the icon and colour shown for the leave type, making it easier to understand your Wallchart and Calendar at a glance.
Clicking on a leave type to open the editing options.
Update the settings as needed and click 'Save'.
Click on the 'x' next to the leave type you'd like to delete.
Deleting a leave type does not alter or remove any historical bookings or data on your account, however users won't be able to book any more against that leave type.
If you've got maximum absent enabled for a department (see: Maximum absent - maintaining minimum staffing levels ), the checkbox against a leave type will include or exclude it from that check.