Only employees with administrator or timesheets administrator access can access these settings.
To get to Timesheets general settings follow these steps:
Click on your name in the top right, then click Settings.
On the settings menu click Timesheets, then click General.
It is completely optional what settings you want to apply, as well as dependant on how your company runs.
This is where you can add people to have access to Timesheets settings.
If Allow employees to export their own timesheets reports is enabled, employees can download a report of their timesheets for the selected period.
Time off policies
Here you can select which time off policies will automatically adjust worked hours in timesheets.
You have an option to override already approved timesheet hours when editing time off requests. If selected, an email with changes will be sent to timesheets admins
You can set up your timesheets so that public holidays in your calendar automatically reflect on timesheets as zero worked on that day. This is useful for businesses that don't work during public holidays
This controls the length of the period you want to appear on the timesheet.
Decide whether you want the timesheet period to show:
You can also decide when a new timesheet should be generated.
You can enable to have timesheets automatically pre-filled for employees. This means employees only have to make amendments where there are differences to the hours they usually or were expected to work.
Don’t pre-fill – If you choose this option, hours will have to be manually entered into the timesheets
Pre-fill from working pattern – If you choose to create working patterns as part of your Timesheets set up, hours specified in them show pre-filled on timesheets. Employees can be assigned to different working patterns.
This controls what you want to have showing on a timesheet.
Contract hours column - This shows working hours defined in working pattern
Difference column - This shows the difference between working pattern and the actual hours worked
Total overtime hours above timesheet
Timesheets for future periods - If enabled, timesheets until the end of the year are made available. Useful for forecasting and planning work
Timesheet editing and submitting
This allows you to control whether employees can edit their timesheet hours and limit what they can add.
Automatically submit timesheet for an employee if they're away for a whole timesheet period
Allow employees to edit hours worked to be less than hours in their working pattern - When not selected, an employee can only add overtime. Timesheet managers and admins can still edit hours to be less than the working pattern
Allow employees to edit workday - If not selected employees can't edit the start and end times individually when they click on the selected day
Allow to edit start and end times in main timesheet view - If not selected employees only see the total hours for each day in the main timesheet view. They can still edit start and end time individually when they click on the selected day, but only if Allow employees to edit workdays is selected
Allow employees to specify the exact start and end time for breaks
Limit length of break time - You can choose how many minutes it can't be less than, and whether it applies to a whole shift or if a certain amount of hours are worked
Alert about difference from working pattern
You can control whether you want alert icons to show on a timesheet for certain scenarios:
If hours are different from working pattern
If hours are more than in working pattern
If hours are more than a specified number of hours
Return to Set up Timesheets