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How to Add an Absence for Employees
How to Add an Absence for Employees

Besides approving requested time off from employees with self-service access, you can add time off manually.

Jeffrey Mo avatar
Written by Jeffrey Mo
Updated over a week ago

Whether you have multiple employees out sick or just one employee taking a well-deserved vacation, you can keep track of PTO and accurately mark employee absence with Fingercheck.

Besides approving requested time off from employees with self-service access, you can also add time off manually.

Important: Before completing one of the procedures below, make sure you have an absence policy to classify your employees' various absences such as vacation and sick leave.


Tip: You can also learn how to add holiday time for your employees.


Add an absence for an individual through the web application

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

  2. Hover over the TIME & LABOR tab, and click Time Sheet.

  3. Select the employee from the drop-down list in the top corner of the screen.

  4. Click the plus sign (+), and select Enter Absence.

  5. In the pop-up that appears, select the Type of Absence, and click Next.

  6. On the Select Dates step, specify the dates and numbers of hours or ranges of time for each day.

  7. Click Next.

  8. On the Additional Info step, complete the fields for Department, Job, Task and so on as needed.

  9. On the Summary step, review what you've done, and select an option from the Approval drop-down list: Approved, Declined, Requested.

  10. Click Request Absence.


Add an absence for an individual through the mobile application

  1. Log in to the Fingercheck Mobile app.

  2. Tap the hamburger icon to open the menu.

  3. Tap APPROVE REQUESTS.

  4. Tap the hamburger icon in the bottom right.

  5. From the options that appear, tap ADD.

  6. Select the employee.

  7. Complete the steps in the app.


Add an absence for multiple employees at once

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

  2. Hover over the TIME & LABOR tab, and click Mass Entry.

  3. In the Details section that appears, complete the fields as shown below:

  4. In the Date Range section, select the Start Date and End Date.

  5. In the Filter Details section, select the employees to whom you want to apply the holiday hours.

  6. Complete the fields in the Entry Details section as needed.

  7. Click Save.


Watch a short video showing how to add an absence for a single employee or multiple employees.

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