Holidays are statutory (civic) holidays that users are entitled to take off in your organization. You can set up holiday calendars that outline what holidays each user is entitled to.
If you need to track holiday time off balances and amounts, which is typically done for payroll purposes, a time off booking needs to be created for each holiday to record time off taken.
Most companies will choose to auto-populate, and use manual addition options as a back-up, if they need to correct bookings. This ensures bookings are created, without you having to do anything.
However, in some cases, customers can’t or choose not to use auto-population. For example, you can’t auto-populate if you don’t use timesheets in your system. Also, you might want to manually populate holiday bookings ahead of timesheet generation, so you can plan schedules and resourcing appropriately.
If you choose not to auto-populate, ensure you have a process for adding bookings in place so you don’t forget.
If you generate bookings with errors, you can delete them, and user the manual mass addition features to re-create the bookings. There is no way of changing an existing booking without first deleting it.
For auto-population and mass addition of bookings to work, Replicon needs to know what time off type to use to populate bookings. Therefore, you need to assign a time off type for holidays at: Administration > Time Off > Time Off Settings.
To allow holiday bookings with a specific type, ensure the Error for booking more than scheduled hours validation is not assigned to that time off type.
This is the only time off type that can be used to create time off on a holiday. Therefore, to record time off taken on holidays, you’ll need to ensure a time off type for holidays is selected, so that bookings can be created using this type.
To assign a time off type for holidays:
Refer to the topics listed below for information on how to handle issues involving holiday bookings.
Being able to choose a time off type for holidays keeps the system flexible. You can rename the type, or create a new time off type for this purpose, if you choose.
Yes, employees were previously able to access the Holiday time off type when booking time off. But, that option was removed in March 2016 since, in typical usage, holiday bookings should be generated automatically based on the user's assigned holiday calendar.
When a holiday is included in a booking, it is counted as 0 days taken, regardless of the time off type the user selects.