The holiday add-on allows you to create custom holiday types like unpaid leave, maternity leave, compassionate leave or any other type you may need. Before you can create a new holiday type you must first make sure the corresponding time entry activity has been created. This will usually be created under Internal > Absence > "Name of Holiday Type" If you have already done this please skip to step 5.
please refer to the Adding Entitlement For Custom Holiday Types Guide to add entitlement to existing holiday Types.
If you are unable to complete any of the steps in this guide please use the Submit a request button at the top right of this page to contact our team for help.
- Click on Admin
- Click Timesheets > Clients > [Internal] > Project > Absence > Activity > Add New
- You will only need to fill out the description field the short description should auto-populate.
- Click Save
- Click Admin > Absence > Holiday > Configuration > Holiday Type
- Click Add New
- You will need to fill in the available fields, an example has been provided as well as a description of what each field is used for.
Client - Location of your holiday type (Usually internal)
Project - Location of your holiday type (Usually Absence)
Activity - The name of your holiday type
Description - The name of your holiday type
Requested colour - The colour to been shown on the holiday page when this holiday type is requested
Approved colour - The colour to been shown on the holiday page when this holiday type is approved
Annual leave - Only select this if the Holiday type is a staff member's annual leave
Public Holiday - Only select this if the Holiday type is a public holiday
Print character - This character will be shown on reports and is most often the first letter of the holiday type
Sensitive - If ticked this will not display the holiday type description when using the team view add-on
- Click Save
This button adds a new holiday type to the system, entitlements for holiday types are set in Admin > Absence > Holiday > Staff Holiday Entitlement
This field allows you to select an existing holiday type from the list.
Time entry levels
These drop-down boxes show the time entry item the holiday type is linked to. This is the item the hours will be added to when requesting a holiday. Once set this should not be changed as it can remove holidays in a requested format.
This field sets the name of the holiday type.
This field sets the colour that will be shown on the holiday chart when this holiday type is in a requested format.
This field sets the colour that will be shown on the holiday chart when this holiday type is in an approved format.
This check box sets if the holiday type is annual leave, if checked this holiday type will be used when requesting annual leave.
This check box sets if the holiday type is used for public holidays, if checked this holiday type will be used when adding public holidays.
The Tempora holiday reports represent each holiday type by a character, this is the character that will be displayed for this holiday type.
If this checkbox is ticked then any holiday bookings for this type will not be shown in the holiday view pop-up. The holiday view pop-up allows teams to see when staff members are on holiday.
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