As can be seen in a different article, Timings can be of six different presets. Each preset carry a different behaviour that is described as follows:
1 - Attendance
When this state is selected the user is describing this shift that the employee must work between the Time In and Time Out as specified.
2 - Attendance Flexitime
This state defines that the employee can work in a Flexitime method. As an Administrator you need to enter the most earliest time (Time IN) that an employee can report to work and the most late that he can leave (Time OUT).
Work time amount is the number of hours that the employee must work during that shift.
Mandatory In and Mandatory Out - here it is specified that between this time the employee must always be at work
3 - Break
The Break state defines the time that the employee will be on break. As Attendance (above) this requires that the employee will be absent on work between this specific time.
Though you can specify how the Break type will behave from withing the Break Type field. States can be:
- Paid - If the company gives paid break
- Unpaid - If the break is not paid (thus not included within a particular shift type)
- Tracked - As administrator you will find punched time when the employee left and returns back
- Untracked - There is no punch when the employee takes such break
4 - Break Flexitime
This break type is defined when the employee can take the break he is entitled for in any particular time. As per above the employee can take one hour of break at any time between noon and 2pm. Even more it is Unpaid and Untracked so as an administrator you won't find any punches for it and the system will deduct 1hr from the total time the employee punched.
5 - Off
An Off shift is only specified and used when as a company you can give an allowance / adjustment or any other type of Reward or Penalty to the employee. In normal circumstances if nothing of this sort is done you would leave it blank in the scheduler.
6 - Leave
Same as the off shift, a Leave shift is specified when you will force schedule Leave to employees in the Scheduler. This will work as if the employee had applied for it, and it will still deduct according to the Leave Type specification you choose. As per above situation the system will deduct the leave according to the leave type priorities set in payroll. Since you won't find any punch types, Leave Start and Leave End can be any time you specify as long as it is the amount of hours you need to deduct for the employee.
Combination of States
All the above combinations can be used within each other to further specify how that particular shift should work. Example as per below you can set a flexi time when the employee has to work and within that shift he will also have a flexi break that the employee can take between 12:00 and 14:00 hours.
To do this you have to press the '+' sign at the far end of the control. Also you have the bin button as highlighted above. When pressed this will delete that particular entry you select and then you can change and amend as you want.