Following topics cover the basic lifecycle of Absence Requests
Create an Absence Request
You can request an absence through the following pages
When a shift is assigned to you, and you wish to request an absence, click that shift
to bring up a Shift dialog. Click the Request Absence button to get the process started.
Request an absence for a part of your shift
Sometimes, you might wish to take just few hours off rather than being absent from the whole shift.
Use the following steps to request a partial absence.
- Follow the steps above to bring up an Absence Request dialog
- Click the Partial Request radio button
- Specify the start and/or end time that's different from the assigned Shift
The start and end you specify must fit inside the assigned shift. For an example, if your shift is from
10am to 5pm, your partial request must start on or after 10am and end on or before 5pm.
Reviewing Absence Request
Once an Absence Request is created, it must be reviewed by a Supervisor to be approved or denied. Supervisors
may choose to further discuss the request with the requester before making a decision.
There are two places from which Supervisors can review Absence Requests.
- From the Messages Page
A post will be created for each Absence Request that are submitted, and Supervisors will get a notification
in the Messages Page. Supervisors can review/approve/deny the request directly from the Message Page.
- From the Absence Request Page
Absence Requests for the shifts assigned in any given week are displayed in the Absence Requests view under
the Supervisor's Page. Refer to Absence Request Page
for more information.
Withdraw your Request
You can withdraw your absence request that are not yet approved or denied. Follow the steps
below to withdraw your request.
- Locate your Absence Request in the Message Page
Filtering the messages to display only the Absence Requests, and further filtering them by dates may help
you locate the request faster.
- Click the Withdraw button
The withdraw button is only available when the request status is submitted