The time has come for you to request a leave. Luckily, Vacation Tracker is here to make your life (at least this part of it) easier! You can also submit a request for a past leave, as long as that option has been enabled for the Leave Policies for the Leave Types

You can request a leave using the following options:

Using our - Online Dashboard
Using Vacation Tracker Integration - Slack
Using Vacation Tracker Integration - Microsoft Teams

Dashboard

Log in to your dashboard: https://app.vacationtracker.io/signin

On the left-hand side, click on the Leave Requests drop-down menu and select: Request Leave



Once on the new page, you can enter the necessary information:



Request - click on the drop-down menu to select the leave type.
Start and End Date - mark the start and end date for this leave.
Reason - this field is optional (unless set as mandatory) and if you have any information, enter it here.
Once you are done, click Request Leave and wait for your confirmation. You will get a notification in your chat.

Slack

To request leave through Slack, please follow these steps:

In any channel or direct message, type /vacation and then push Enter

Once Vacation Tracker responds, select Request leave


The bot will respond where you can enter the necessary information such as the leave type, dates and reason (if mandatory)

Once you are done, click on Send request and wait for your approval.

Microsoft Teams

To request leave through MS Teams, please follow these steps:

On the left-hand side of your MS Teams click on Chats and open the Vacation Tracker chat by clicking on it



OR

at the top of your MS Teams window search "Vacation Tracker" in the search bar and select the app (make sure that you are within the Chat tab)

Type Request Leave in the chatbox and press enter or click the send icon. You will get a response, and from the drop-down menu select the type of leave you are requesting. Once you select, click Next



When a new message pops up, enter the dates you wish to request your leave on and add a reason (if mandatory).

Click on Submit and wait for your approval

Please note that a leave request will not be submitted if:

You request a leave that overlaps with your existing leave, or a pending request that you submitted; You will receive the following message:



Please review your scheduled and pending leave requests and submit another request for a different date

You submitted a leave request on a non-working day or holiday. You will see the following message:



Simply select a date that does not fall on a non-working day or holiday

You requested a leave for more days than you have; The following message will appear:



Please review your Leave Quotas on your profile page to make sure that you have enough days for your request

Once your leave has been approved, you can easily add it to your personal calendar using the steps outlined here: How do I Add my Upcoming Leave to my Personal Calendar?
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