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Shift Presets - Create a new Shift
Shift Presets - Create a new Shift

How to create a new shift in T&A

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Written by Jake Ellis
Updated over a week ago

To create a new shift you need to visit the Shift Presets screen. Once there, click on '+ New Shift'. The system will create a new blank record to enter details.

  • Shift Preset Name: This is a mandatory field and describes the shift name.

  • Timings: Description of the Time In and Time Out of the shift. The six different types of states are Attendance, Attendance Flexitime, Break, Break Flexitime, Off, and Leave. Click here for more details on the different types.

  • In/out range tolerance: This will only be available when Timings Type: Attendance is selected. It defines the amount of tolerance that an employee can punch before or after for Time In or Time Out punches. When the employee punches between the Time In and this tolerance, the system won't generate an exception.

  • Work time amount tolerance: This is the excess of Work Time Amount to be ignored by the system. Eg. If the Work Time Amount is of 8 hours and you have a Positive tolerance of 1 hr, then the employee works for 8.75hrs the system will not give any exception. On the other hand, if the employee exceeds 9hrs (8hrs+1hr tolerance), the system will give an exception as he exceeded the 9 hours. The Negative tolerance will work the other way, if the employee has a 30minute tolerance and the employee works only 7 hours the system will give an exception.

  • Automatically generate attendance if no clocking available: toggle on if you want the system to auto-generate attendance if no clocking is available.

  • Automatically generate first missing clock in and last missing clock out (fixed attendance only): toggle on if you want the system to auto-generate first and last missing punches for shifts with fixed attendance.

  • Assign rewards & penalties:  assign the Awards or Penalties that this shift can have. You can have more than one.

  • Exclude Shift Preset from identification by Proximity: Check this box if you want the shift preset to be excluded from identification by the Proximity feature. [Proximity must be enabled before the is option is available in your shift presets page.]

  • Shift preset Cost Centre: This is the default cost centre that will be assigned as a cost to this shift.

  • Description: A description related to the shift to be easily identifiable or to enter remarks that describe it. You can set the Name as the code of the shift and the Description to describe it.

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