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Vacation types

Create the vacation types for employees paid time off

Vacation types are the labels given to periods of paid and unpaid time off that your permanent full and part time employees take. Under modern employment contracts most employees are entitled to at least some vacation.

Vacation types

Accounts are pre-loaded with the most common vacation types, or your Implementation Consultant may have set them up for you as part of the employment contracts build process. Common leave types include:

  • Annual vacation
  • Personal/carer’s vacation
  • Compassionate vacation
  • Long service vacation
  • Parental vacation
  • Public holiday vacation
  • Community service vacation (unpaid)
  • Other unpaid vacation

Creating a vacation type

To view and manage vacation types, go to Payroll & Leave > Leave types. To add a new vacation type, click Create new.
The Vacation balance option should be selected for vacation types that work with an accrued balance, such as Annual vacation.

The Skip holiday option should be checked for all vacation types that are not public holiday vacation. This allows for multi-day vacation requests that include a public holiday to automatically exclude that vacation type for that day, as it likely is covered by a different employment contracts type, usually public holiday vacation. Click Save.
Defining which vacation types are available to which employees, as well as which are paid and unpaid, is done via the employment contracts setup, more on that in the employment contract settings article.

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