Approving and Declining Leave on web

Leave Report

Location Managers and System Administrators can use the Availability & Leave Report to quickly access pending leave requests and see any employees currently on leave for the selected time period. You may access the Availability & Leave Report by clicking "Reports" on the Navigation Bar, then clicking either the name of the Availability & Leave Report (first report on the left), or the "Run Full Report" button just below it.

At the top of the Report, please select your location and date using the selectors. Regardless of the date chosen, you will be shown pending leave requests for the selected location. To view leave requests from all locations, please select "All Locations" in the location selector. For further information on Reports, please read our article.


If you are the nominated supervisor when an employee requests leave, you will be sent an email or push notification. As a Supervisor, you may approve only the date range of the leave request, not which type of leave to be taken. To access the leave request, please go to the People page, find the relevant employee, then click "View" to the right of the employee's name. Next, please scroll to Leave, where you will see any outstanding leave requests. To go directly to that Leave request, please click the 'View' button that corresponds to the leave request.

If you wish to decline the leave, please click "Decline Leave", then click "Decline & Notify Employee". Please leave a comment explaining why the leave was declined.

When viewing the leave request, you will be notified if the employee has any rostered shifts in the designated period. If they have shifts, you will have the option to either remove them from their shifts or to make the shift "Open", allowing it to be claimed by any appropriately trained and available employee. When approving the leave request, please select "Approve Date Range", then below that "Approve Date Range & Notify Manager", then select a manager to pass the leave request to.

Location Managers and System Administrators

If you were the designated manager, you will receive a notification when an employee requests leave. If not, you will still be able to approve or decline the leave, but will not receive a notification. To approve or decline an employee's leave, please go to the People page, then click "View" to the right of the relevant employee. Next, please scroll down to "Leave", where you will see the pending leave request. Please click 'View' next to the leave request.

If you wish to decline the leave request, please click "Decline Leave" beneath the dates, then click "Decline and Notify Employee."

To approve it, first please click "Approve Leave". Next, you may select which type of leave is to be applied for each day of the leave request. To do so, please click the checkbox next to each day to select it, then click the type of leave above the list of days.

For days on which the employee would not normally work, please select "Non Working Day". For other working days, please select the relevant type of leave as shown above.

After selecting the type of leave for a given day, you will be able to specify which times the leave applies from and to. By default, it will be created using your location's opening time plus the default length of a shift there, minus the length of the default break. If your location opens at 9am and the default shift is 8 hours with a default break of 30 minutes, the leave time will be given as 9am - 4:30pm, meaning that your employee will be paid for 7.5 hours.

Before approving the leave, please ensure that all of the times are correct. If the leave is in the past, approving it will generate timesheets for those days in the past. If the leave is in the future and is approved, the system will create timesheets as those days pass. Either way, you will need to manually edit each timesheet if you do not set the time correctly to start with.

After you have designated each day with the appropriate leave, please click "Approve Leave and Notify Employee".

You may view the leave timesheets as you would your regular timesheets, that is by going to the Approve Timesheets page then selecting the date range according to the leave request.

Newly released in Deputy is the ability to export Leave. Leave can be exported to Xero (AUS), Zenpayroll, MYOB, SmartPayroll, and WageEasy. For instructions on how to export, as well as which types of leave may be exported, please see the relevant payroll article.

Approving and Declining Leave on mobile apps

Currently you can only approve leave requests on the iOS app.

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