Setting Up Black Out Dates

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.

Go to the "Availability & Requests" page.
  • Log in
  • Hover over the “Employees” tab
  • Click “Availability & Requests”

Click “Do Not Allow Requests”.

Click "Do Not Allow Requests".

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.

Click “OK”.

Click "OK".

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

Choose to allow some or no requests.

Choose to allow some or no requests.

Another box will pop up, asking whether you don’t 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 input in the box will be allowed for that day.

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

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