In timr you can configure various holiday calendars and country-specific or region-specific holidays for each calendar year. A public holiday calendar can be assigned to one or more employees. The holidays are automatically taken into account in the hours and vacation balance of the time account as continued pay.
1. Generate holidays for the new year
You can add holidays by going to "Administration/Holidays" and using “Generate Holidays". There you can choose the region and the year. The holidays then will be generated automatically.
NOTE: At the moment you have to generate the holidays manually for each year. Please note, that you generate the yearly holidays in the existing calendar. You don't add a new calendar.
2. Adding individual holidays
You can add holidays manually, for example specific company wide holidays. Just click on "Add Holiday", insert the "Date" and a short "Description" and press "Save".
3. Configuring and managing holiday calendars
In order to add a holiday calendar go to “Administration/Holidays” and click on "Add Holiday Calendar". You can create different calendars which is useful if you have employees in different countries, for example.
As a first step you create a holiday calendar via “Add Holiday Calendar”. You can set up as many calendars as you need.
For each calendar you now define holidays (see 1.)
Using “Edit Holiday Calendar” you can change the name and the base of a calendar any time.
If you don’t need a calendar you have already created you have the option “Delete”.
4. Hourly Holiday
In case some holidays in your company only start at a certain time (for example on December 24th or 31st), we recommend that you do not create these public holidays in the calendar.
Instead, create a separate working time type, e.g. "Hourly holiday", with the category "Paid absence".
On the day in question, the employees then enter their working time as normal. Those hours that count as a "public holiday" are posted with the working time type "Hourly holiday".
Detailed instructions on how to create working time types can be found in our documentation on configuring working time types.
5. Assign holiday calendar to employees
During initialization, the corresponding holiday calendar will be assigned to the employee. Instructions on how to set up the employee time account can be found here.
However, you can always change the assigned holiday calendar for certain users. This process is described in the article on editing users under point 2.2.