- What is Daylight Saving Time (DST)?
- Does Deputy automatically account for DST changes?
- How does DST changes affect the Deputy schedule?
- How are timesheets affected by DST changes?
- What happens if I am a scheduling manager in a region creating shifts for employees in another timezone?
What is Daylight Saving Time (DST)?
Daylight saving time (DST), also known as daylight savings time, daylight time or summer time is the practice of advancing clocks (typically by one hour) during warmer months so that darkness falls at a later clock time.
DST means some geographical regions will set clocks forward by one hour in the spring and set clocks back by one hour in autumn/fall to return to standard time. As a result, there is one 23-hour day in early spring and one 25-hour day in the middle of autumn/fall.
Does Deputy automatically account for DST changes in my region?
Yes, you do not need to adjust any time or clock setting within Deputy. It will automatically update the time when/if DST changes apply in your geographical region.
How do DST changes affect the Deputy schedule?
You do not need to make any adjustments when scheduling staff during DST change periods.
You do not need to add or subtract any hours to future scheduled shifts as Deputy will apply the correct time of day during the DST change period.
How are timesheets affected by DST changes?
Please be aware of the following points regarding the night of DST changes.
- If DST causes the clock to move forward 1 hour in spring at 2am then you can not end a shift at 2am during the point of DST change. Since the clock will skip from 1:59am to 3am, the shift will be clocked out at 3am.
- For overnight shifts that occur in the spring DST change where clocks move forward one hour, note that employees will work one hour less and the total timesheet hours for that shift will be one hour less than the overnight shift on a regular night where a DST change does not occur.
- For overnight shifts that occur in the autumn/fall DST change where clocks move back one hour, note that employees will work one hour extra and the total timesheet hours for that shift will be one hour more than the overnight shift on a regular night where a DST change does not occur.
What happens if I am a scheduling manager in a region creating shifts for employees at a location in another timezone?
When scheduling across different timezones (either due to longitude or DST differences) you do not need to make adjustments for any time differences.
In a Deputy account with locations across different timezones, each location’s schedule will reflect the timezone of that location regardless of the timezone for the scheduling manager.
eg. If you want an employee to start their shift locally in Location A at 9am then you schedule them for 9am in that location regardless of whether that's actually 10am locally for the scheduling manager in Location B.