This feature is used to restrict a period that employees can not submit requests to modify their Availability.
Please contact the StaffScheduleCare Client Care Team to configure this for you.
This is a rolling blackout period. It always starts from the current date and rolls out.
If the blackout period is set to 3 days and the current date is July 21st then the period would be July 21 to July 23 inclusive.
▪Select the Config menu.
▪Select the Setup menu.
▪Select Company Profile.
▪Select Availability Setup.
Blackout On / Manager Approval
Blackout On / Manager Approval (Use Availability Approval) On
do not turn on the Blackout feature with manager approval on unless you want ALL requests denied.
Blackout On / Manager Approval (Use Availability Approval) Off - except during Blackout period
Employee will get message stating the request is not approved - needs manager's approval.
The employee clicks Yes to submit.
The request will show a black circle (blackout icon) beside the request.
When a blackout period has been set up the employee will see the period on the request screen.
It is noted with a black circle.
Using the Availability Request feature the employee will see the blackout period under the calendar.
Using the Personnel / Availability / Calendar, a blackout period is shown on the calendar.
On the Welcome menu the Availability widget will display a black circle with the number of blackout period requests.
The example below shows there are two requests with the blackout period waiting to be approved.