Set blackout dates to prevent employee time-off requests for those days

Blackout dates can be useful if you have days that you don’t want to allow employees to request off, like holidays or high-volume business days. You can also use blackout dates to allow a limited number of requests. Here is how to set up blackout dates with TimeForge.

Go to the "Availability & Requests" page under the Employees tab

Go to the "Availability & Requests" page.

Click the "Do Not Allow Requests" link for the blackout day(s)

This is the availability and requests page. From here, you’ll be able to blackout certain time frames or dates so that employees are not allowed to request time off during those times.

To blackout an entire day, click the yellow “Do Not Allow Requests” link for that day.

Click "OK" to confirm your changes

Ensure that the correct date was selected, then click “OK.”

Click "OK".

Choose to allow some or no requests

Another box will pop up, asking whether you want to allow any requests at all or if you’d only like to allow a limited number of requests for that day. If you choose “No Requests,” then your employees will not be able to submit a request at all.

If you choose the second option, only the number of requests you enter in the box will be allowed for that day.

When you’re finished, click “Continue” to finalize the black out date set up.

Choose to allow some or no requests.

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