This article is written for users with an access level of Location Manager or System Administrator and will cover four steps to setting up Leave in Deputy:
as well as introducing:
For a video step through of the topics covered in this article be sure to check out our Leave Management Training Webinar.
1. How to Set up Leave Entitlements
Deputy is already set up with 10 leave entitlements by default:
Annual Leave (Vacation)
Community Service Leave
Long Service Leave
Other Paid Leave
Sick (Personal/Carer's) Leave
Time Off In Lieu
Unpaid Leave - Leave
Unpaid Leave - No Show
Unpaid Leave - Sick
You may add to or edit these leave entitlements to suit your business.
To do this, simply click the drop-down in the top right-hand corner and click Business settings.
Then select the 'Leave' tab and click Leave Rules.
From here, you will see a list of your current leave types. Click New Leave Condition to add a new leave entitlement:
From here, you can edit the details of the leave entitlement, including:
The name of leave
The type of leave
Whether the leave entitlement is paid or not
Whether the leave entitlement should be visible to employees (i.e. when they apply for leave or see balances on the Deputy smartphone apps)
If the leave balances for this leave entitlement should reset and if so, to what value (e.g. if you wanted to, you could use this option to reset leave balances at a regular period like the calendar year)
If you choose to export the leave entitlement to Payroll you can switch it on here and enter the export code for your Payroll system.
Whether you would like the leave entitlement to track in 'Hours' or 'Days'.
Note: You will need to make sure you choose carefully as employee leave balances will not be automatically converted or carried over if you switch between these options.
When you are done, click Save this Leave Condition. We advise you to refresh your browser after doing this to see the addition/changes across Deputy.
2. How to Set up Leave Accruals
Leave is not automatically accrued in Deputy by default. However, you may turn on Leave Accrual by activating a Deputy Extension.
Firstly, (for Premium customers) click on the drop-down profile menu on the top right-hand side of the screen and select Integrations.
Then select the Deputy Extensions module from the Integrations available.
Select the Location you wish to configure the Extensions for and click on Configure.
From here you will be presented with a list of available Deputy extensions and you can find the one you need by typing in the name of the extension.
Click Activate to open the extension.
The "Accrue and Deduct Leave Balance" extension can be used to activate automatic leave balance deduction. This can apply for leave entitlements that do not accrue, but which balances are still deducted as they are taken.
To learn more about setting up the Accrue and Deduct Leave Balance in Deputy please read Accruing Leave in Deputy
3. How to Assign Leave Entitlements to Team Members
You need to assign leave entitlements to the relevant employees (individually or in bulk) to allow them to use that particular leave entitlement. This is also required to allow the employee up to accrue/deduct leave balance in Deputy.
Please note: employees need to have at least one pay rate amount set up in their profile for any leave entitlements to be activated for them. Hourly workers will need to have a value entered in their rate of pay for leave entitlements to work. Salary workers do not require their salaries to be added to their profile.
Adding Leave Types to Individuals
To add a leave entitlement to an employee, simply go to the People page, and click on the name of the employee you would like to modify. Select Employment from the left-hand menu then click on Edit.
Under Leave Entitlements you can click Add Leave Entitlements to assign the leave entitlement to this employee's profile.
Select a leave entitlement to apply and don't forget to click Save before you close the window.
If there are multiple leave entitlements with the same export code, a warning message will appear in red suggesting there may be duplicate leave entitlements for this employee. If this occurs, please review the leave entitlements to check that they are all appropriate for the individual.
For employees with a leave entitlement that is tracking in days, you must also specify a Standard Hours value for them - this is the number of hours payable per day of leave.
For example, if you have an employee with a leave entitlement in days who typically works 8 hours of paid work per day, you can set up a “Standard Hours” for them in their profile. This will then ensure that for each new leave request they submit, a ‘day’ of leave will show as 8 hours payable.
Adding Leave Entitlements to Multiple Employees in a Bulk Action
To assign leave entitlements to multiple employees at once, go the People page and click the checkboxes next to the employees you would like to add a particular leave entitlement to.
Now click Bulk actions at the top, and select Add leave entitlement.
In the box that appears, select the leave entitlement you would like to apply to the employees from the dropdown list and click Add.
4. How to Add Leave Balances
Leave Balances allows you to maintain and monitor the amount of leave your employees have. There are three ways to edit leave balance in Deputy:
Leave Management Dashboard
The Leave Management dashboard allows you to manage and view leave in one central place. You can find this in the Reports tab.
To edit an employee's leave, first set a filter based on the leave entitlement you would like to modify.
Scroll until you find the employee you would like to edit. Click Edit next to their name.
You will notice that the value under 'Leave Balance' is now able to be edited. Type the new value in here, then click the tick icon when you're done, or click the cross icon to cancel any changes.
Please note that you can only edit employee leave balance if they have that leave entitlement enabled in their profile.
Employee Profile (Individual)
To edit an individual employee's leave balance, go to the People tab, then click on the name of the Employee you would like to modify.
Select Leave from the left-hand menu and click Edit.
From here, you can change the values, represented in days or hours, depending on how the leave type was configured. When you are done making changes, click Save.
As noted previously, you will need to assign leave entitlements to the employee before you can edit the balances.
Bulk Actions Menu in People
You may need to edit a number of employee leave balance values in one go. To do this, go to the People tab and click the checkboxes for the employees you would like to edit.
Now click the Bulk Actions dropdown list and select Set Leave Balance.
In the box that appears, select the Leave Entitlement you would like to edit, then enter the new value in the text box. Once you are satisfied with the changes, click Save.
Note: This will only update for employees if they have been assigned that particular leave type. If a selected employee does not have this in their account, this will not edit or change any values for that employee.
Managing Leave Day to Day
Once you have set up leave for your team members, you are ready to manage leave tasks in the day to day running of your organisation. Check out the following articles for help with these common tasks related to leave:
For Supervisors, Location Managers and System Administrators:
For Location Managers and System Administrators:
Edit Employee Pay Rates (Set Pay Rate before adding leave entitlements)