Flexible Furlough Status Update (Furlough period lasting less than 3 consecutive weeks)
Dear Team at Fourth,
As you are aware from 1st July Furlough Status can now be set up as flexble. One of our employees was on furlough for the period between 1st July to 5th July. He will be working for 5 days (6th-10th) and he will then go back onto furlough from 11th July up until 27th July. He will then work again on 28-29-30-31 July.
However when I try to set him up on furlough for the relevant periods, your system won't allow me as it seems to think furlough period must last at least 3 consecutives weeks.
What would be the way around this? I do want to keep track of furlough status on the employee's Fourth profile.
I look forward to your prompt reply.
Thank you for your question. If you have employees on flexible furlough you do not have to end and start furlough for each period- you can keep them flagged as furlough for the duration.
We now have a furlough indicator on the rota and schedules for you and your scheduling managers to know who is on furlough.
Good afternoon Sophie,
We have followed this advise. However this has impacted on our employees holidays.
If an employee has worked more than their furlough, which would be the case with eat out to help out for example. They have not been able to accrue annual leave due to their furlough status.
Can you please advise if we cannot add furlough period of less than three weeks how we manage this?
Thank you for the follow up. As the furlough scheme changed, we amended the validation of the 3 week periods to allow for shorter furlough periods, so you should be able to update/backdate these accordingly. This was to help with the way flexible holidays were then calculated for flexible furlough periods. More information on this functionality is within this release note here: https://help.hotschedules.com/hc/en-us/articles/360047735772-WFM-Release-Note-Flexible-Holiday-for-Furloughed-Employees.
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