Holiday time should not be allowed as a vacation drop down

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When an employee is trying to book time off, they have the option to choose Holiday, and they can book a holiday on any day of the week, regardless of whether or not the date is a holiday. I was informed by Replicon support that this cannot be shut off and that I should comment here. This is only an issue with the new version of Replicon, we did not have an issue at all prior to upgrading.

Company holidays should only be populated by the administrator, and an employee should not have the option to schedule a holiday day off.
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Pam Crombie

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  • frustrated, this is something that should have been addressed by Replicon.

Posted 3 years ago

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Network Administrator

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Our company uses Holiday as a timesheet "Activity" instead of  time off "Type".  We disable the holiday time off type, which removes it as a choice in drop down and does not require booking.  Employees just add the activity for Holiday and fill in the hours.  It's then up to approving supervisors and payroll to check for accuracy.

We also set "Time off type for holidays" to none, and turn off auto-populating of holidays on timesheet. 

If you were coming from self-hosted setup, this setup will be like it used to be.  Coming from Gen2, I'm not sure we never used it.

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Pam Crombie

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Thank you very much for the suggestion. The majoriy of our employees are salaried and don't fill out timesheets, so unfortunately this won't work for us.
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Network Administrator

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Maybe I misunderstood your original post.  Is your goal to just disable Holiday as a time off type all together company wide? 
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Network Administrator

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Populating "Company Holidays" is not the same thing as allowing employees to "Book Holiday" leave.
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Pam Crombie

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We want to remove 'Holiday' from this list so that employees are not able to book it as time off. Holiday was not an option before we upgraded the software.

Per instructions of the help desk, we went to time off settings and chose '< No Time Off Allowed on Holidays >', but that did not eliminate this option in the drop down. It was after we tried this that I was told to comment here. 
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Gotcha.  Sounds like the support person you spoke with needs better training in the product.

Disable it company wide see below,


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Network Administrator

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Disable it here on a per-user basis, (not seen in my screenshot due to being globally disabled above), but just uncheck it.



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Pam Crombie

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That is exactly what I needed to do. Thank you so much for your help and I'm even more frustrated that this couldn't have been fixed over the phone this morning. 
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Network Administrator

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I am equally as frustrated as you that you did not get an answer to such a simple question from the support team. 
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Lingaraj Dharwad, Product Champion

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Hi Pam,

I am sorry that the option to disable 'Holiday' at the user level was explored by the support team member. Rest assured that we will take this up and provide feedback/training to the concerned person. 

As your users don't use timesheets this would be the ideal step. 

Regards,
Lingaraj
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Charlene Eriksen, Product Manager

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Hi Pam,

It sounds like this issue has been sorted for you, so I'm going to switch this to a Problem and mark as Resolved. But please let us know if there's anything I've missed.

Thanks,
Charlene