Date printed: 06-15-2024   Last updated: 10-26-2021

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Applies to versions: 3.1, 3.2

Automatic Holidays

TimeIPS Automatic Holidays provide a way to quickly create recurring holidays.

Using the left pane Main Menu » Administration, click on: Holidays » Automatic Holidays

On a new system with no previous configuration, you will be presented with the following screen.

Manual Holidays

Clicking the link will take you to the Holiday Group Administration page, where a default group can be configured for your review. (See the Holiday Groups article for instructions.)











Once you have created a holiday, you can manage it's information and observances from the Holidays table.




Holiday Details tab




Yearly Observance Dates tab

The observance dates listed on this tab are the standard dates for each year for this holiday. These dates are generated based on the rules set on the Holiday Details tab. Each Yearly Per-Group observance will be based on these dates. Normally all past years and one future year will be listed. You can force the creation of additional future years by clicking Add Next Observance.

Observance dates can be edited for each year to fit your needs. These can be calculated into the future as needed. If you don't pre-calculate them, they'll be added automatically as the next year's holiday date approaches.If changes are made to these dates, and Yearly Per-Group Observances already exist, you will be prompted to automatically update them, provided the date doesn't occur in a payrolled time period, or the date isn't moved into a payrolled time period.




Per-Holiday Generation Settings tab

Create Generation Settings: To create specific settings, set this option to "Create" and fill out the settings form.







Yearly Per-Group Details tab

If you have not yet set up and automated generation settings, the Yearly Per-Group Details tab » Settings will display with a warning: "You do not currently have any settings configured. Any holiday events created will have 8 hours set for the duration." Creating specific settings is optional, and not required for automatic holiday generation to work.



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