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What are Leave & Sickness Types? 

Configuring Leave & Sickness Types


What are Leave & Sickness Types? 


A Leave or Sickness Type is a configuration option which allows employees to choose what types of Leave or Sickness they are requesting or reporting. This may be useful if you want to record or report on types of Leave & Sickness your employees take, it can also aid with showing why employees are out of the office. If you're creating Custom Allowances, you'll need to set up your Leave Types first. For more information, see here


Configuring Leave and Sickness Types gives employees the ability to be more specific when booking time off or reporting sickness. The types can be configured to be deductive or non-deductive, so you can choose which Leave Types affect employee's overall Leave Allowance. 



Configuring Leave & Sickness Types


The below outlines the process for configuring Leave Types, follow the same process for Sickness Types, but select Sickness Types from the Leave Configuration menu. 


Go to Process Config > Leave Configuration > Leave Types .



We've provided some default Leave Types, which you can import by clicking the Add Defaults button in the top right. Alternatively, you can create your own by clicking the Create button. 



If you choose to add our defaults, you'll be presented with a dialog box to confirm you want to add the Defaults, click OK and the defaults will import. 


You can edit the defaults or remove any that do not apply to you. If you'd like to delete any, select them using the tick boxes on the left then click Delete. Edit the defaults by clicking on the name. 


The process is the same if you Create a new Leave Type or edit a Default Leave Type. 


Enter the name, and optionally add comments or notes. You can choose a calendar icon which will appear in employee's Year at a Glance view. If the Leave Type is to be deducted from the employee's Leave Allowance, click Yes in the Deducted Leave row. Deducted/Non-deducted Leave is not configurable for Sickness Types. In the Requested Details box you can optionally enter what detail users must provide when making a request of this Leave Type. Please note that large amounts of texts will not be visible in the Leave Request, so keep this to one line. 


When you are happy with the Leave Type configuration, click Save. 



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