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Manage or request half-day time offs in a company.

Updated over a week ago

If employees in your company have the option of taking half of their day off, here’s how you can handle this entire process in Productive.

Note that setting time-off categories is only available for the admins or users with custom Time-off entitlements permissions in Productive.

For more information on creating time-off categories (entitlements), check out this article.

1) Create a half-day time-off category (entitlement)

Step One

Head over to Settings > Time off and add a new time-off category by clicking on + Add time off category.

Step Two

Choose days as the allocation period and enable the "Allow half-day bookings" option.

In short, this option allows Productive to calculate 50% of a person's working hours defined in their cost rates and book their time off accordingly through Resourcing.

Then you can proceed and add a description for the category and decide if you want to sync your time-off status with Slack and your external calendars.

After you set everything up, hit "Save category" and you'll be good to go!

2) Important: Add time-off categories (entitlements) to your employees.

After you set up your time-off category, assign it to the teammates who need to use them.

Important to note: Without assigning the entitlements (time-off categories) to your teammates, they won't be able to see them when requesting time off, nor can they be booked for half-days off in Resourcing.

3) Requesting time off

This is what requesting half-days off looks like in Resourcing:

This is what it looks like for the user requesting the half-day off through Time > Book time off:

Pro tip: You can also book half-days off if you create time-off categories (entitlements) with hours as the time allocation metric.

This is how to set it up in Settings > Time off:

This is how booking someone for this time-off category looks in Resourcing:

This is how it appears in Time > Book time off when the person is requesting time off. Notice that they can also request a half-day off here!

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