Base Leave Types

Base Leave Types

LeaveWizard allows you create as many different leave types as you like. There are several different base leave types each of which provides slightly different behaviour within LeaveWizard. The following table summarizes each of the types to give you an idea of what base type you might want to choose for your own event types.
Public HolidayAs the name suggests, this type is used for bank holidays but could also be used for something like a Christmas shut down period or any other time that the company may shut down and therefore is a compulsory holiday – this event type cannot be booked by employees

Allowanced Leave Requires ApprovalThe standard type of event used for employees to book holiday, this event type requires approval
Allowanced Unpaid Leave Requires ApprovalUse this event base type if you want to record that the employee will not be paid for the leave taken
Allowanced AbsenceThe standard type of event used for employees to book sickness or any other kind of absence that is not holiday but still has some kind of allowance associated with
Non-Allowanced AbsenceThis type can be used to record any kind of absence that does not require an allowance and therefore can be recorded any number of times
Non-Allowanced Absence Requires ApprovalThis event type can be used where an employee needs to be recorded as being absent but the absence must also be approved prior to being recorded
Non-Allowanced LeaveUse this event type for things like “Meeting” or any other type of event that does not require approval and does not have a related allowance but would be useful for other team members to be aware of
Non-Allowanced Leave Requires ApprovalUse this event type for things like “Working from home” or any other type of event that does requires approval but does not have a related allowance, any number of these event types can be recorded

How do I create my own leave types?
After logging in as an Administrator, from the Dashboard click on the Administration|Event types and allowances button".This will take you to the “Event Types and Allowances” step in the setup wizard. Click the “New Event Type" button and fill in your required leave type details.


  1. Setting up hours based leave for part-time workers
  2. Resetting your password
  3. Verifying status of a leave request
  4. The Administrator Dashboard
  5. The Line Manager Dashboard
  6. Reports
  7. Manage Leave Restrictions
  8. Work (Shift) patterns
  9. Setting up LeaveWizard–Summary
  10. Setting up LeaveWizard – Public Holidays
  11. Setting up LeaveWizard – Approvers
  12. Setting up LeaveWizard – Event types and Allowances
  13. Setting up LeaveWizard – Organisation and users
  14. Setting up LeaveWizard – Basic settings
  15. Monthly Allowance Reports
  16. Restrict who can request specific leave types
  17. Recording leave in hours
  18. Location specific Public Holidays
  19. Showing and hiding allowances and leave details
  20. Carry overs explained
  21. Allowing events to be recorded on non-working days
  22. Allowing events to be requested in the past
  23. How to allow or disallow users editing requested events
  24. Setting your default company leave year
  25. LeaveRestriction user groups
  26. The Bradford Factor
  27. Overtime and Time Off in Lieu
  28. Leave Visibility and Leave Type Visibility groups
  29. How is my billing information processed?
  30. Subscribing to a paid plan
  31. How can I view my account details
  32. How to manage room bookings
  33. How to share your company calendar
  34. Outlook and Google Calendar Integration
  35. Specifying someone to cover leave
  36. Alternative Work Patterns
  37. My Settings
  38. Cancelling leave
  39. I want to book a period of leave that incorporates a bank holiday. How do I stop this day from being deducted from my holiday allowance?
  40. Recording absence
  41. Base Leave Types
  42. Changing your password with LeaveWizard
  43. Approving or Rejecting Leave
  44. Leave Charts and Calendars
  45. Requesting leave
  46. Configuring allowances
  47. Performing a bulk upload
  48. Tracking appointments in LeaveWizard
  49. How does LeaveWizard Calculate Holiday Entitlement
  50. How to include bank holidays in the holiday allowance, then book these as a bulk booking for all the company
  51. Mandating leave requests in advance
  52. My line managers aren't approving leave requests, what should I do?

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