With Timetastic you can set public/bank holidays or other non-working days which apply to a whole a department.
Settings > Departments
Public Holidays are set according to the location/ country of your department
As an example, if you set your department location to UK then all the UK Public Holidays will be automatically added to your employees calendars. Same for France, USA, Finland, Hungary...(a choice of 17 different countries at the time of writing). If the country you are looking for is missing, you can add your own. Click "Add New" next to the location header, and you can define your own location.
You can add or delete dates from the location to suit your own needs. Click the edit link to view the dates for that location. You can add a company shut down, a department specific holiday, or delete a particular Public Holiday where you normally work.
How This Affects Employees Allowances
Once your public holidays are defined for your department(s), they act as "free days" that don't deduct from the user's allowance. So if you were to book Monday - Friday off, and one of those days was a bank holiday, then 4 days instead of 5 would be deducted from your allowance.
- If you nominate a day to be a public holiday, and someone already has the day booked off on annual leave, then the annual leave will still apply for this person. If you want the public holiday to be accounted for you will need to cancel the employees leave for that period and re-book - this way the new booking can take account of the public holiday.