Note: This article applies to our Swedish customers; you don't need to worry about it if you're simply managing normal Time Off procedures within Bob.
Introduction and Use Case
For our Swedish site customers, some employees are assigned an annual leave with a cycle defined from April to March. This article recommends the adjustments that should be applied in order to manage Time Off for these employees.
Employees are entitled to 25 Annual Leave days, with the option to carry over up to 5 days each year for up to 5 years. Currently, Bob does not support rolling carryover. If you'd like to implement it for your employees, we recommend the following:
How to implement rolling carryover
- Navigate to Reports > Time Off Reports. Run the report Time Off Balance Summary Export this Month for all employees assigned to this Annual Leave policy, taking note of each employee's balance as of March 31st. You'll want to write these values down.
- Make sure that the month selected is Current Month (ends on March 31st).
- Filter the relevant policy.
- The balance can be found in the Balance on Exit field. If this column is not available, click on the column picker and add it from the list of available columns.
- Make sure the employee's Start Date is shown.
- Make sure the Carryover value is set to 5 days.
Note: Because Bob currently does not support rolling carry over to more than 1 cycle (year), the HR admin will have to manually calculate each employee's balance as of April 1, 2020, based on the days that rolled over from previous cycles. On April 1st, do the following to complete the calculation:
- Bulk import a carryover with the starting balance of each employee, where the effective date is set to April 1st.
- From Time Off Settings, scroll down to the Update Time Off Data subsection. Click the Update Carryover option.
- Click Download Template.
- An Excel file will be downloaded. In the Excel file, there are three columns:
- Email: the employee identifier
- Policy type: the policy to which the carryover will be applied
- Balance carried over: the amount that should be set
- From here, fill in the columns with the list of all employees who need to be updated, the relevant policy type, and the amount that should be carried over to the next cycle.
- Then, upload the file from the Drag and Drop section.
The employee has been working for one year at your company. By the end of March, the employee has 11 days remaining (of the 25 days they were initially given).
Expected balance on 01/04/2020: Because the employee can carry over five days, he will lose 6 of his 11 days. His starting balance will thus be five days + 25 days = 30 days accrued for the following year.
Required Action: Import carries over five days as of 01/04/2020 for this employee.
An employee has been working for three years at your company.
By the end of the first year, he has used 15 of his 25 days, so his remaining balance is 10 days. From this, he can carry over five days to the next cycle.
By the end of the second year, he has used 13 of his 25 days, so his remaining balance is 12 days. From this, he can carry over five days. They have rolled over ten days (5 days from the first year and five days from the second year).
By the end of the third year (current year), he used 22 of his 25 days, so his remaining balance is three days. From this, he can carry over all three remaining days. They have rolled over 13 days (5 days from the first year, five days from the second year, and three days from the third year).
Expected balance on 01/04/2020: because the employee has accumulated 13 days of carryover (over the last three years), his expected starting balance would be 13 days.
Required Action: import 13 days of carryover as of 01/04/2020 for this employee.