The scheduling platform has a great built in time off / leave management system. Any approved time off requests will automatically be placed on both the Time Off Calendar, as well as the Employees Off area on the CrewScheduler.
To do this, simply click the + Add button in the Employees Off area of the Crew Scheduler. A pop-up will appear.
If you drag and drop an employee from an assignment into the employees off duty area; it will remove them from the entire length of the original shift. If you only want them to be off partially, as advised above, simply click "+ Add" in the employees off duty section, enter their name, select work type, and indicate the amount of time they are off. It will then 'partial shift' them in the assignment for the time they are actually working.
If you want to place employees off duty for an extended period of time, it is easiest to do this using a recurring time off entry. You do not want to just place the employee with a time off entry of Jan 1 - Jan 30....since that would be hundreds of hours long!
Instead, simply create a time off entry, and make it recur on the user's normal schedule rotation. So, if you have an employee who works a 2 day on 4 day off rotation, you would create a time off entry using that same 2 day on 4 day off rotation. That way they will only be scheduled 'off' during the time they would normally be scheduled on.
To place an employee off for an extended amount of time using a recurrence, click +Add in the Employees Off area. Once the pop up appears select the employee you want to place off duty, indicated the Time-off Type, enter the 'from' and 'to' time and then select +Edit to set up the repeating pattern.