Leave Channels are independent records of absence allowance. By default, Focus begins with a single Leave Channel, called ‘Personal’, which is used to track employees’ holiday entitlement. The ‘Public’ Leave Channel, which tracks Public Holiday allowances separately, must be activated in System Setup.
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This is the amount of allowance that will be allocated should a total not be manually configured. If you do wish to manually configure the allowance, go to Absence>Configure>Public and make the necessary adjustments.
This step will allow employees, who have the Self Service Profile, to see the Public Leave Channel alongside the Personal Leave Channel in their Calendar.
The result is that an employee’s Public allowance and balance is now visible in their Calendar.
This provides a quick ‘snapshot’ of all employees’ remaining balances. It won’t show you their starting balances or what absence they have booked or taken.
The ‘Hol’ and ‘Pub’ columns in the screenshot refer to Personal and Public Holidays.
This method provides a detailed breakdown of the entire team and their individual allowances. You can see holiday that has been booked or taken and any remaining balances.
Personal and Public Leave Channels are separated in the Report.
Use Absence Profiles to assign the same set of Absences (Bank Holidays, Company Shutdown etc) to groups of employees.
Adjusting someone's holiday balance is easy to manage from the Absence Tab of the Employee Form.
Carrying forward holiday is easily achieved in the Absence tab of the Employee Form,