Managing my organisation leave requests - Payroll Web Platform

Overview

Employee leave management is the processes and policies designed for your business to handle requests for time-off for staff leave, inclusive of vacation, holidays, sick leave, and parental leave. A successful employee leave management system will provide a fair and accurate way to manage these requests and guarantees your organisation takes care of both your employees' needs and your company's legal requirements.

The Payroll Leave Management feature allows your managers or admins to approve or decline employee submitted leave requests, with the ability to see the employees leave balance and any conflicting leave requests via the calendar display. You can also use this feature to submit a request for an employee, edit a submission if it contains errors, and delete a record if it is no longer required.

Warning

Leave requests will only flow from the HR platform to your payroll platform, i.e., this data connection is not bidirectional, and any changes made to leave requests in the payroll platform will not flow through to your HR platform. We advise you to make any leave request changes via the HR platform's Leave Management feature.

Availability

Payroll Plan:   Standard   Premium

Getting started

Submit leave for an employee
  1. Click the Leave menu.
  2. Click the Create Request submenu.
  3. Complete the following fields:
    • Employee.

    Important

    Enter the name of the employee you are submitting a leave request for; do not enter the person's name who is submitting this leave request.

    • Leave category.

    Important

    The leave types available depend on what leave allowance, pay category, and award is selected within the employee file. To read further details on how to view an employee's pay details, refer to the following article.

    • Notes
    • First day of leave.
    • Last day of leave.
  4. Click the Add button to add any required files.
  5. If required, select the Approve Immediately tick box.
  6. Click the Save button.
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Approve a leave request
  1. Click the Leave menu.
  2. Click the Manage Requests submenu.
  3. Click the Approve button.
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Decline a leave request
  1. Click the Leave menu.
  2. Click the Manage Requests submenu.
  3. Click the Decline button.
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  4. Enter the reason for declining and click the Decline button.
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Maintain

Filter leave requests
  1. Click the Leave menu.
  2. Click the Manage Requests submenu.
  3. Use the following fields to filter your employee leave requests:
    • Status:
      • Pending leave.
      • Approved leave.
      • Declined leave.
    • Leave period.
    • Leave category.
    • Group by:
      • Employee.
      • Leave category.
    • Employee.
    • Location.
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View an employee's leave balance
  1. Click the Leave menu.
  2. Click the Manage Requests submenu.
  3. In the Unit column hover over the total leave value.
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Viewing an employee's leave availability
  1. Click the Leave menu.
  2. Click the Leave Calendar submenu.

    Helpful Hint

    Clicking on an entry in the leave calender will bring up further details about that specific leave request.

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Download leave requests: Excel 
  1. Click the Leave menu.
  2. Click the Manage Requests submenu.
  3. Click the Excel button.
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Edit an employee's leave request

Important

Editing a leave request is only possible if you have not applied or part-applied it in a pay run.

  1. Click the Leave menu.
  2. Click the Manage Requests submenu.
  3. Click the Edit button.
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  4. Make the required changes and then click the Submit Request button.
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Delete an employee's leave request

Important

Deleting a leave request is only possible if you have not applied or part-applied it in a pay run.

  1. Click the Leave menu.
  2. Click the Manage Requests submenu.
  3. Click the Delete button.
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  4. Click the Delete button.
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Further information

Definitions: Leave status
Pending The leave request is waiting on a manager to approve.
Approved A manager has approved a leave request.
Declined A manager has rejected a leave request.

Author recommended

So you have now managed your leave reporting and you are now wondering, what next can I do. There are two recommendations I would make on this front and they are:

  • Leave liabilities report: Payroll WebThis feature allows you to create a report covering your employee's current and historical approved leave requests, with the ability to see details such as the leave value, total hours, and loading value.
  • Leave balances report: Payroll web This feature allows you to create a report that you can use to analyse each employee's current and historical leave balances and see details such as the leave value, loading value, and leave type.
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