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Add allowance types

Does your company offer more than one type of deductible leave? Not to worry; absentify has you covered!

With the option to specify which contingent leave should be deducted, absentify gives you full control over managing your staff's deductible leave.

This is a great feature for companies who offer additional time off such as flex time!

This feature is only available in the Business and Enterprise Plan. Check out our Plans and Pricing and talk to us about an upgrade.

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Getting started
Creating a request
Delete an allowance type

Getting started

Adding allowance types is quick and easy!

Start by going to Settings > Allowance. From here you'll see the main allowance type, which will most likely be connected to staff's leave by default.

Click New Allowance to create a new allowance deductible.

From here you can customize the allowance type according to the following settings:

Choose a name for the allowance
Decide if users are able to go over the set limit and into the negative. By keeping the toggle flipped Off, once users hit the set limit, they can no longer request time off for this type.
Set how many days each user is to receive as their yearly allotment.

Click Save to save your changes.

Now that you've created a new leave contingent, you can easily customize each leave type and select from which allowance contingent the time off should be deducted, or create a new leave type all together.

Go to Settings > Leave Types and select the leave type you'd like to edit by clicking the pencil icon, or click Add a new leave type.

Scroll down to Deduct from allowance and activate this setting by flipping the toggle to On and selecting the desired allowance type.

Create a request

Once you have more than one deductible leave type, users will see which leave has an allowance when creating a request. Your team will see right away if the selected leave type will deduct from their contingent or not.

From the Calendar view users get a clear and visible breakdown of all available leave allowances for that year.

Delete an allowance type

Keep in mind that you can't delete allowance types that are already associated with leave types.

if you see this warning while trying to delete an allowance, simply edit the affected leave type by clicking the Pencil icon. Scroll down to "Deduct from allowance" where you can choose another allowance or flip the toggle off altogether.

After clicking Save, you'll now be able to delete the allowance.

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to reach out to our support team or give us feedback on our roadmap. We're always happy to hear back from our users!


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Updated on: 05/11/2023

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