What is the Leave Balance Report?
The Leave Balance Report is used to view employees Leave Balances across the Leave Balance Period. The Leave Balance Report shows both the current balance and the 'Starting Balances' - the entitlement the employee is designated at the start of the leave year or, employment commencement date.
Accessing the Leave Balance Report
Depending on when you began to use Workforce, you may be required to 'generate' the Leave Balance Report via the Leave Balance Report Landing Page in order to add and review 'Starting Balances' for employees.
For users who have been using Workforce prior to April 2021
If you were using Workforce prior to April 2021, you will be navigated to a Landing Page. The Landing Page displays:
The Leave Year Start Date
Instructions for the Leave Balance Report
A 'Generate Report' button
Once the Leave Year Start Date has been set and the instructions reviewed, users will be required to click the 'Generate Report' button to generate the report
The Landing Page will periodically refresh every 30 seconds until the report has been generated
We have taken the courtesy to estimate a Starting Balances for each employees Leave Type. The estimated 'Starting Balance' for is based on leave that has already been taken and approved shifts etc.
For users who began using Workforce after April 2021
If you began using Workforce for Leave* after April 2021, the Leave Balance Report will be automatically generated when accessing the report from Reports > Leave Balance Report
*There was a Leave Year Start Date set prior to balances being created
Understanding the Leave Balance Report
The Leave Balance Report captures information related to employees Leave Balances for the Leave Balance Period. The Report displays:
The name of the employee
Associated Leave Type which holds a balance
Employees Starting Balance for the Leave Period.
Employees Current Balance for the Leave Period. Equal to: (Starting Balance + Accrued Leave + Manual Changes) - Leave Taken
The sum of all manual changes made to a Leave Balance where a correct at date was not set. The result is the difference between what the current balance was to what it was manually updated to
If no manual changes have been made in the period, this column will not display
Leave that has accrued from approved shifts, other leave & TOIL
Deductions from Leave Taken or Approved Leave (not yet taken) with the Leave Period
When accessing the Report for the first time, the 'Starting Balance' column will be highlighted to encourage users to correct StartIng Balances if they're incorrect. Updated Starting Balances will be highlighted in green.
Once Starting Balances have been reviewed and updated (if necessary), press the 'Confirm' button the green banner to confirm.
Leave Balance Report Functions
The Leave Balance Report has various functions such as:
Download: Download the Leave Balance Report to CSV
Leave Balance Period: Workforce displays the Leave Balance Period for quick reference
Report on previous Leave Years by selecting the desired period in the drop down (defaults to 'Current Year')
Note: Users can only report on Leave Years in which the Leave Balance Report was being utilised by the organisation.
Tooltips: Additional information is provided through the blue '?' upon each column header
FAQ's and Troubleshooting
My Workforce runs multiple Leave Years, can I use the Leave Balance Report?
Currently we do not support reporting on employees balances where their Leave Year is separate to the Leave Year set in the Organisation settings.
How do I change a Starting Balance?
We recommend checking out this help guide for further information. To summarise, Starting Balances can be updated/adjusted by:
Through the individual Employee Profile, or;
Via CSV (useful for uploading Starting Balances in bulk), or;
The Leave Balance Report: balances can be updated directly on the report, or;
Recalculate Leave Button through the individual Employee profile
Does unpaid Leave Types show on the Leave Balance Report?
The Leave Balance Report only displays Leave Types which hold a balance.
Who can view the Leave Balance Report?
Admins, General Managers, Payroll Officers and Team Managers (Team Managers will only be able to view balances for teams that they manage).
What is a Leave Balance Period?
The Leave Balance Period is the period of time in which balances are applicable for. The Leave Balance Period is calculated using the Leave Year Start Date as the beginning of the period.
Example: If your Organisations Leave Year Start Date is January 1, the Leave Balance Period will be January 1 - December 31st.