Tip Tuesday – Paid Hours Default Method

Tip Tuesday – Paid Hours Default Method

Welcome back to Tip Tuesday! This week we will be talking about a brand new feature in the General Options under time off. This feature is called Paid Hours Default Method.

You now have the option to set how you want the hours to be defaulted for each time off request. You can manually change the number of hours to whatever you want. The number of hours defaulted is the number of hours that will be deducted from a user’s time off ledger for the specified time off account. There are 5 different options for each company to choose the one you find the most suitable for your needs:








1.   From start time to end time

This sets the number of hours that the employee requested off to the exact number of hours between the specified times they requested to have off. For example, if they request off from 9am to 4pm on Monday, their Time Off Account will be deducted 7 hours.

2.   By employee request

This option allows employees to specify the number of hours they feel should be deducted from their time off ledger. For example, they could take off 24 hours, but request 8 hours to be deducted from their Time Off Account. Of course, the manager can override this value.

3.   Based on user default

This option allows the manager/admin to set the amount of hours each employee will have deducted by default. Meaning, an employee can request off 24 hours, but the amount of hours that is deducted in their Time Off Account will be their default paid hours from their user record, which can be different for every employee.

4.   Based on Time Off Reason

This choice allows the manager/admin to edit Time Off Reasons so that when an employee requests time off for that specific reason, it will default to a set number of hours for that reason, regardless of the employee.

5.   Default Legacy

This is the default option. When selected, the number of hours requested by an employee will be rounded to either 4 hours or 8 hours depending on whether the exact number of hours is closer to 4 or 8.


That’s all for this week’s Tip Tuesday post! Check back next week for more tips and tricks for using WorkSchedule.Net!