Navigate the time-off requests page

This article describes the areas of the administrator’s Requests page and how to customize the view.

Time off requests page

Area definitions

The following table describes the elements of the Requests page.

Area Definition
View by list

Click the list and choose to view time-off requests by:

  • Day
  • Week
  • Month
  • Agent
  • Pending
Filter by date or agent Depending on your selection from the View by list, the option that appears here changes from date filter or agent filter. Use the calendar button or agent list to narrow your time-off request search by day, week, month, or agent.
Time-off management toolbar

Filter the time-off requests that you want to manage and use the toolbar to edit, approve, deny, or add time-off requests.

Note: Administrators cannot cancel a time-off request. Only an agent can cancel his or her time-off request. To consider a request canceled, administrators can deny the request.

Number of time-off requests

Displays the number of time-off requests for each category:

  • Total requests
  • Pending requests
  • Approved requests
  • Denied requests
  • Canceled requests

To display the requests for a specific category only, click the category. 


Lists the agents who have pending, approved, denied, or canceled time-off requests.


Lists full, partial, or all time-off requests. 

Start date and end date

Lists the beginning and ending dates and times for each displayed time-off request.


Lists all, pending, approved, denied, or canceled time-off requests. 

Request Status Definition
Approved Admin approved the request manually.
Auto-approved System approved the request automatically using the auto-approval rules.
Denied Admin denied the request manually.
Pending Request is awaiting manual intervention from an admin.
Pending - Waitlist window closed Request expired because the waitlist window closed.
Pending - Invalid duration

System could not approve the request automatically because the daily duration that the agent requested does not comply with the agent's scheduled hours. If the agent is not scheduled currently, the system checks the duration against the work plan to which the agent is associated. For work plan rotation, the system also chooses the correct work plan according to time-off request dates and assigned rotation.

Note: If an agent is not currently scheduled to work, and is not associated with a work plan, then the time-off request is not automatically approved. The request remains in Pending status and requires an administrator's manual intervention.

Pending - Waitlisted System could not approve the request automatically because it is waiting on limit availability. If availability appears before the waitlist window closes, the system auto-approves the request.
Pending - Outside shift System could not approve the request automatically because it is not compatible with any work plan shift. 
Pending - Removed from waitlist Request is no longer associated to a waitlist. For example, when an agent moves to another management unit and there is no matching time-off plan set up for auto-approval in another management unit.
Activity code name

Lists the Time Off activity code.

Hours per day

Lists the total number of hours per day for each displayed time-off request.

Total hours

Lists the total number of hours per time-off request for all displayed time-off requests for the agent.

Is paid

Lists all, paid only, or unpaid only time-off requests.

Waitlist position

Agent’s position on the waitlist for pending requests that are waiting for an available opening.

Selected dates

Dates that the agent selected to log the time-off request.

Submitted by

Name of the person who submitted the time-off request.

Submitted on

Date and time that the person submitted the time-off request.

Reviewed by

Name of the person who reviewed the time-off request. If this value is “System,” the auto-approval engine approved the time-off request automatically.

Reviewed on

Date and time that the person reviewed the time-off request.


Notes that the admin included regarding the time-off request.

Customize the view

The following options are available for customizing the view.

Sort the view

To sort time-off limits in ascending or descending order by a specific column, click the column heading. An arrow to the left of a column heading indicates that the view is sorted by that column.

Filter the view

To view time-off limits that match specific criteria only: 

  1. Click the arrow next to the column heading by which to filter the view.
  2. Click the operator icon and then click the operator to use.
  3. In the filter box, type the value to use to filter the view. If you are filtering on a date column, you can click the date in the calendar.

Change column placement

To switch places between two columns:

  1. Click the arrows next to the column heading where you want another column to appear.
  2. Click Change Column and then click the name of the column to move to the current position. The columns switch places in the view. 

Hide a column

To hide a column from the view, click the arrow next to the column heading and then click Hide Column

Unhide a column

To unhide a column:

  1. Click the three dots in the column header row and then click Show/Hide Columns
  2. In the Show/Hide Columns dialog box: 
    • To add all columns in the Available Columns list to the Visible Columns list, click Add All
    • To remove all columns in the Visible Columns list to the Available Columns list, click Remove All
    • To move an individual column from one list to the other, click the column name. 

Reset view

To reset the view to its default state, click the three dots in the column header row and then click Reset Defaults.

View from a different time zone

By default, this view uses the business unit’s time zone. Users with administrator permissions can change the displayed time zone by selecting from the list in the upper right corner of the view. This option is helpful for administrators who access the view from a different time zone.

Note: Agents create and update time-off requests in their local time zone. Even though agents can see time-off requests in their time zone, the limits still divide the days according to the management unit’s time zone. It also affects the Limits view in Genesys Tempo™.