This article describes how to create absence policies and set standard default hours.


In this article, you will learn:

Note: If you want to create a paid absence policy and an unpaid absence policy, create two policies.


How to create a paid absence

  1. Log in to your Fingercheck account as an Administrator.

  2. Click the SETUP tab > Policies > Absence Policies.

    If you currently have policies already set up, they are listed here.

  3. To create a new policy, click Add.
    The Absence Policy Information window appears.

  4. In the Code and Description fields, enter a code and brief description to label the policy.

  5. Select the Paid checkbox.

  6. Select the earning code from the Division Earning drop-down list.
    For example, your company might apply specific rates for vacation, sick, and holiday.

  7. If you want to relate accrual policies to this absence policy, select a policy from the Accrual Policy drop-down list.
    For more information, see How to Create an Accrual Policy.

  8. In the Default Hours field, enter the standard amount of hours typical to a full day of work at your company.
    For example, if 8 hours make up a typical workday, so you would enter 8. This number is automatically generated and applied to each employee's absence request you receive. The user can manually update the default hours when submitting the request.

  9. Click Save.

How to create an unpaid absence

  1. Log in to your Fingercheck account as an Administrator.

  2. Click the SETUP tab > Policies > Absence Policies.

    If you currently have policies already set up, they are listed here.

  3. To create a new policy, click Add.
    The Absence Policy Information window appears.

  4. In the Code and Description fields, enter a code and brief description to label the policy.

  5. Do not select a Division Earning and Paid checkboxes.

  6. If you want to relate accrual policies to this absence policy, select a policy from the Accrual Policy drop-down list.
    For more information, see How to Create an Accrual Policy.

  7. In the Default Hours field, enter the standard amount of hours typical to a full day of work at your company.
    For example, if 8 hours make up a typical workday, so you would enter 8. This number is automatically generated and applied to each employee's absence request you receive. The user can manually update the default hours when submitting the request.

  8. Click Save.

How to link your existing absence policy to your accrual policy

  1. Log in to your Fingercheck account as an Administrator.

  2. Click the SETUP tab > Policies > Absence Policies.

  3. From the Accrual Policy drop-down list, select a policy.
    For more information, see How to Create an Accrual Policy.

  4. Click Save.


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