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Should we post employees’ vacation schedules?

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in Human Resources,The HR Specialist Forum

We’re trying to get a handle on our staffing for next year. I thought it would be a good idea to ask employees to note their planned vacation days on a calendar in our common work area. Is there a better way to do this? Is there any downside to posting this information?—Kathryn, Colorado

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Kelly January 4, 2010 at 2:58 pm

In past lives, I have used a calandar to track department employees “approved” vacation days. But of course there must be a system for approval in place which includes: minimum staffing requirements by position and a formal submission/approval process.


Kay December 28, 2009 at 1:04 pm

We use a shared calendar in outlook and make an appointment for each day (or group of days) one will be off. In the location we put how many days. This also helps for Vacation Pay from payroll.


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