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Base Event Types

There are several base event types, each of which provides slightly different behaviour within LeaveWizard. You can create as many event types as you need based on one of these types. Below is a list of base event types, separated into ones that have an allowance and those that do not. The summary of each will help you chose the one most suitable for the event type you wish to use.

Allowanced Event Types

You can use allowanced events when you need to monitor and limited the total number of days or hours during the leave year. The system displays these events on calendars and shows the allowances where appropriate. For example, on the ‘Event Types and Allowances’ page when you select an allowanced event type, it lists users with their allowances and on the ‘Leave And Absence Requests’ page it lists all the events and allowance information will be available if you select a single user.

Allowanced Absence

This is the standard event type, which you can use to record sickness absence, where approval of the request is not required. This is the event type set for the pre-configured ‘Sickness’ absence type when you first use LeaveWizard.

Allowanced Absence Requires Approval

You can use this event type to record absence, such as sickness, where approval is required.

Allowanced Leave

You can use this event type to book leave, such as holiday, where approval of the request is not required.

Allowanced Leave Requires Approval

This is the standard event type which, which you can use to book leave, such as holiday, where approval of the request is required. This is the event type set for the pre-configured ‘Holiday’ leave type when you first use LeaveWizard.

Allowanced Unpaid Leave Requires Approval

You can use this event type if you want to record that your company will not pay the employee for the requested leave.

Non-Allowanced Event Types

You can use non-allowanced events for events that do not need a limit on the duration or number of times they may occur. The system shows the events on calendars and in lists, but does not display allowances. For example, on the ‘Event Types and Allowances’ page no list of user allowances will be shown and on the ‘Leave And Absence Requests’ page all the events will be listed but no allowance information will be available so either the event type will not be listed or ‘N/A’ will be displayed for the allowance when a single user is selected.

Non-Allowanced Absence

You can use this event type to record any kind of absence that does not require an allowance. Users can therefore record it many times, without limit.

Non-Allowanced Absence Requires Approval

You can use this event type to record any kind of absence that does not require an allowance. Users can therefore record it many times, without limit, but approval is required.

Non-Allowanced Leave

This event type can be used to book meetings, appointments or similar events where the duration and frequency of the events is not a concern and approval is not needed.

Non-Allowanced Leave Requires Approval

This event type can be used to book working from home or similar events where the duration and frequency of the events are not a concern and that approval is needed.

Special Event Types

In addition, there is an event type which does not appear in drop-down selections and you can’t directly select as it is only the system uses it for a special purpose.

Public Holiday

This is a ‘special’ leave type which users cannot request and the system uses for public holiday and company closures only.

Creating Events

As an administrator, you can create new events types on the Event types and Allowances page by clicking the ‘New’ button on the sub-menu. Alternatively, if you want an event type similar to an existing one and would like to start with the same settings, you can choose the ‘Copy’ button on the same sub-menu.

Both options will take you to theĀ Event Type Details page where you can select the base event type you want to use with the ‘Type of event’ drop box in the Event Type Details section.

A screenshot showing the the base event type list when selecting the type of event.

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