Sometimes you may want to prevent leave requests of a certain type from being submitted after a set day of the week.
For example, all 'Weekend Leave' must be submitted by Thursday @ 12 noon, regardless of when the student is taking their weekend leave. This may greatly assist the admin team in the Friday afternoon rush.
Alternately, time frames for specific locations, events or special occasions may require a Leave Type to be unavailable prior to a set date, or after a set date, controlling the flow of Leave Requests.
can set a regular weekly cycle cut-off for your leave types to help you
manage the submission and approvals process for any Leave Type. This Cut Off type prevents the coming week only and is designed to assist the rush of Weekend Leave requests.Example; Set
a weekly cut off for 'weekend leave' from a boarding facility, forcing
students and parents to plan their weekend movements early and submit
Leave Requests by Thursday, reducing the admin workload at the end of
the work week.
- Select the period required to list this Leave Type as 'unavailable' when creating a Leave Request, setting a 'Blackout' time frame. This setting is the counter to the 'Every Week' cut off, as it shuts down for any submissions during the scheduled times.Example; Senior students attending a sports academy at the stadium across town, slots are limited at the Thursday night sessions and
must be booked with the academy no later than Tuesday afternoon, manage
the Blackout period to force Leave Request submissions. Set the
Blackout from Tuesday Lunch time till Wednesday morning.
you select the required Cut-Off type, the screen will expand to reveal
the available controls, functionality differs slightly from each Cut Off
Two more Cut Off Types are;
- Leave Requests must be submitted by a particular closure date. These Cut-Offs are ideal for special events or holidays that require to be submitted by a specific date.
a cut off date to force all Leave Requests to be completed by, to
ensure all submissions are received well in advance of the planned
excursion to the Bird Sanctuary. This may assist in collecting
permission slips, or meal and medication planning.
The minimum time frame of hours between the request being submitted and
the departure time for the request, Eg: Leave must be submitted >48
hours from departure time
a 'booking' cutoff for a particular area. The Library Study Hall has
limited space, therefore requests must be made before 5:00pm, or 3 hours
prior to the booking/Leave Type start time.
Here are the common functions of each Type;
EnforcementA SOFT Cut-Off will allow the leave to still be submitted if the cut-off time is passed.
A HARD Cut-Off will not allow the leave to be submitted if the cut-off time is passed.
Restrict by Submission Date or Leave Date
You can set the Cut-Off to apply to the Date of Submission or Leave Date.
feature is to force Leave Requests to be organised in advance, to
reduce people waiting until the last minute, therefore creating an undue
Start Preventing & Allow Leave
Set the Data and Time to Close/Open the Leave Type availability
your Custom Message that Students or Parents will see when submitting
this leave request. The Message only shows when the Cut-Off is breached
and it will display for Hard and Soft cut-offs