Some agencies allow employees to request overtime on specific days for events like court appearances or paperwork. While the number of people doing it day to day can change, the users need to be allowed to request the shift and have an administrative user approve the overtime hours.
To do this, start by creating
a new assignment on the crew scheduler.
You want to make sure that this assignment does not have a time. You can give it as many positions as you wish. Make sure it repeats every day. Since this is a shift they will get paid for, it would be considered a work shift. Enabling self-scheduling will allow the user to put themselves on the date and time they need. Requiring an admin approval will make sure that only approved overtime is granted. You can choose which admins are allowed to approve these requests. We recommend making it a color that stands out so that it is easy to find on the CrewScheduler. Make sure you save the assignment.
Now that you've created the assignment, you need to add the users who can self-schedule themselves into the assignment. This will appear on the edit page for the Assignments.
Click on the change button.
Now you can add all users or choose specific users who can schedule themselves.
Any end user who is able to self-schedule will now see this when they look at the CrewScheduler.
When you click on any slot that says 'Schedule Yourself', this box will appear.
Make sure the work type and the hours are correct, then click 'add yourself'.
From there, you will see that the shift has been added but is greyed out as it is waiting for approval.
The admin will see that they've got a shift that needs to be approved.
By clicking on the box of the user, they will be able to approve the overtime request.
It now shows them working and the hours will show up in reports and payroll.