An Employee absence is defined by an employee, the absence type, and the period of absence.

i.e Ahmed Silva is on A/L from 2017/02/17 to 2017/02/17 (both dates are inclusive). 


New Employee Absence

Absence Type: Select an Absence Type from the drop-down list. Mandatory. 

Employee_name : Select an Employee from the drop-down list. Mandatory.

From: Enter the starting date of the absence. Mandatory.

If the absence type is measured in Days -> Format is yyyy-mm-dd.  Inclusive.

If the absence type is measured in Hours_minutes -> Format is yyyy-mm-dd HH:MM. 

To: Enter the ending date of the absence.  Mandatory.

If the absence type is measured in Days -> Format is yyyy-mm-dd. Inclusive.

If the absence type is measured in Hours_minutes -> Format is yyyy-mm-dd HH:MM.

Certificate: Select Y or N from the drop-down list if there is a certificate to justify the employee absence. i.e. in cases of sick leave, or National guard duty etc. Not Mandatory.

Status of Request: Select whether the employee absence is approved, pending or rejected. Mandatory.

Status: Choose whether the absence is published, unpublished, archived or trashed.

Description: Text field to allow saving text information regarding the employee absence. This field is only accessible and viewed in the backend. Not Mandatory.

Content : Enter text to describe the Employee Absence. Not Mandatory.

Status : Select Whether status is Published, Unpublished, Archived or Trashed.

Category : Absences of Employees -> Default Value that can change.

Featured : Select whether Featured or not

Access : Select whether Access is Public, Special etc.


The system allows unlimited employee absence entries regardless of the employee entitlement balances. This is monitored in the employee absences list view under the columns W (which stands for Work) and column C (which stands for Charge).

Column W shows the amount of work days or minutes that should be charged (according to the work roster) and column C shows the amount that is actually charged (according to the entitlement balance). 

Applied by the employee in the frontend leave absences, appear in the backend with an unpublished status. Teddy Tramp absence was applied in the frontend and it followed the approval process.


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