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Create your own maternity time off type

Create your own maternity leave to manage the length of time an employee will be away!

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Written by Alexandros Tofarides
Updated over a week ago

Note: Only Super Admins/Admins can do this.

On Charlie, you can create any type of leave you'd like - from birthday breaks to duvet days! You can also set the different custom leave types as deductible or non-deductible, if the leave requires approval, or if it is marked as sensitive.

You can assign any of your team members the default leave type 'Parental' leave - but if you'd prefer to have a specific maternity leave type, follow the steps below.

To create a custom Maternity Time Off type:

  1. Expand the 'Time' section on the side navigation.

  2. Click the 'Settings' tab.

  3. Scroll down to 'Custom Time Off Types' card, select 'Add New Type'.

  4. Create a name for your new leave type.

  5. Select whether or not to deduct it from Time Off allowance and if you want it to be auto-approved or not.

    1. You are also able to choose if it is marked as sensitive which means it will not show the reason when someone books it off, only that someone is off.

  6. Confirm by clicking 'Add Time Off Type'.

And you're all done!

Note: Once created, a new custom time off type will show as 'inactive' until it has been used to book a day off for the first time.

Once it has been used in the system, it will show as active.

Need to disable or delete a custom time off? Follow these steps.


Can I add an allowance to these time off types?

Charlie currently cannot support multiple allowances all in effect at the same time for an employee, therefore, it is not possible to add a specific allowances to employees or leave types. If a leave type is deductible, this would be deducted from the employees' overall allowance

Why can't I disable a leave type?

If a leave type has been used by any users on the account, all the bookings both approved and pending will have to be deleted for the leave type to be deactivated.

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