Here are the changes we have made to improve your user experience.

June 2017
Update 06/15/2017 On Sunday June 18, at 5am ET, we will be performing system upgrades to PurelyHR. We anticipate this planned outage will take between 2 and 4 hours to perform. Sorry for any inconveniences. We will do our absolute best to perform this operation as fast as possible.
February 2016
Update 02/11/2016 The Balance/Allowance report can now be generated for an unlimited number of users.
New Feature 02/11/2016 Ability to edit the "uploaded files" when editing a time-off request
New Feature 02/11/2016 Option added to set a limit on the Allow Overbook feature within time off policies and user allowances.
New Feature 02/11/2016 Time-Off Type option added to HIDE notes section in time-request dialogues and emails.
Update 02/11/2016 Work Week can now be updated from the Bulk User Update tool
New Feature 02/11/2016 Employees can see their own pending Banked Time requests within a tab on their homepage.
Update 02/11/2016 Update Users from CSV Changes : User lookup can be done on EmployeeID in addition to Emails
New Feature 02/11/2016 An audit trail of all Length of Service Accruals changes is now available.
New Feature 02/11/2016 Time-Off Restrictions can now have multiple time-off types
New Feature 02/11/2016 Balance Reminders can be filtered by offices and user categories
New Feature 02/11/2016 Single Sign-On : an SP Initiated URL is now available
New Feature 02/11/2016 Years of Services and User Work Week were added to the User Information report
Update 02/11/2016 Improved the accuracy of the Bradford Factor report
New Feature 02/11/2016 Approval Paths can now be added to the Update/Import Users by CSV
December 2015
New Feature 12/22/2015 Users salaries will be displayed in the currency of the country in which they are assigned to.
September 2015
Update 09/24/2015 Salary Fields added to CSV Import/Update tools.
New Feature 09/24/2015 Documents can now be uploaded when submitting time-off requests. This option can be enabled?separately for each of your time-off types by going to Settings - Time-Off Types.
New Feature 09/24/2015 New Account Option : Ability to choose the hour in which your calendar will start on the Day or Week view in main dashboard.
New Feature 09/24/2015 You can now set an annual Performance Review date for each user. A new reminder has been created for users to get reminders.
New Feature 09/24/2015 CSV Templates can now be created within Users - Import/Update Users from CSV.
August 2015
New Feature 08/17/2015 New fields added to Import/Update Users by CSV tool
New Feature 08/17/2015 New Automated Reports added which now feature the ability to choose custom send time and to be sent by CSV or FTP
Update 08/17/2015 Ability to choose Balance Reminder Send Date to 15th and Last.
New Feature 08/17/2015 Partial day requests can now accommodate overnight requests
New Feature 08/17/2015 An Accrued Balance column is now available in User Summary reports
New Feature 08/17/2015 New account option now allows substitute managers
New Feature 08/17/2015 New restrictions for administrators
June 2015
New Feature 06/30/2015 New Balance Reminders : You can now schedule emails to be sent at certain intervals to inform users of their remaining balances.
May 2015
Update 05/28/2015 In Settings -> Time-Off Types, the "View In Calendar" setting now has an option to hide a time-off type from all users, except admins, managers and the owner of the request.
Bug Fix 05/28/2015 Fixed an issue where a user would see a warning when booking a partial time-off on a half-day holiday, even if the hours weren’t overlapping
New Feature 05/28/2015 New Account Option: Enable/Disable managers from being CC’d upon approval of a Banked Time request
New Feature 05/28/2015 New Account Option: Allow/Disallow future Banked Time requests
New Feature 05/28/2015 New Account Option: For Banked Time requests, you now have the option to allow both Overtime/Comp. Time and Travel Time, or just one of them.
April 2015
New Feature 04/22/2015 New account option to prevent duplicate banked time requests on the same day/time.
January 2015
Update 01/06/2015 Due to the recent increase in the number of connections done through the iCalendar feed, we've had to make changes. From now on, every user will need to use their own iCalendar feed URL. This means admins cannot share their own feed with all their users anymore. Also, the feed can only be retrieved every 10 minutes.
September 2014
New Feature 09/26/2014 It is now possible to set requests, submitted by a manager on a user's behalf, to not be automatically approved upon submission. This can be disabled by going to the Management tab within a manager's user settings.
New Feature 09/12/2014 Admins can now opt-out of certain emails that are being sent by the system. You can change these settings by going to the User List -> Admin tab, then clicking the settings icon for your admin account.
August 2014
Update 08/19/2014 Special Event days can now be created without selecting an image.
Update 08/19/2014 Time-Off Restrictions can now be assigned to Time-Off Types. In other words, you can now set a restriction for a maximum number of users who can be out of the office on the same day, from any given office, category, or time-off type.
May 2014
New Feature 05/28/2014 Option to show the first letter of a time-off type beside the user's name, on events in the calendar.
New Feature 05/28/2014 Ability to select only certain time-off types to be included in the iCalendar feed.
New Feature 05/28/2014 Option to restrict certain time-off types from receiving hours transferred from banked time requests.
New Feature 05/14/2014 When a user submits a banked time request, the email notifications [sent to managers] now include an action link that will redirect the manager/admin directly to that banked time request within TOM.
April 2014
Update 04/09/2014 The "User Type" field was added to the User Information report.
Update 04/09/2014 The Balance Projection report can now be generated with a "Balance to Date".
New Feature 04/09/2014 Time-Off Restrictions are now visually displayed on the calendar for employees and managers. If you notice a full red bar on a specific day in the calendar, it means no more requests can be submitted on that day.
Update 04/09/2014 Time-Off Types now have a new optional attribute called "Paid For". This attribute is not being used in TimeOffManager yet.
February 2014
New Feature 02/28/2014 We are looking for a few companies to beta test our new Time-Clock product, which is used to track time worked by having users clock in and clock out for their shifts (and optionally their breaks and lunches). If you're interested, please send us an email at info@timeoffmanager.com.
New Feature 02/28/2014 New account option to show all paid holidays on everyone's calendar, regardless of their office.
New Feature 02/28/2014 If you opted for ICS files to be attached to the time-off request approval emails, you now have the option to include or exclude the reminders within these ICS files. You can also choose the reminder to "Show-As" BUSY or OUT-OF-OFFICE.
New Feature 02/28/2014 New account option to hide all reports from managers.
New Feature 02/28/2014 New account option to hide/show balances from managers in the Time-Off Request details window.
New Feature 02/28/2014 In the Settings -> Restrictions section, you now can enforce certain time-off types to be depleted before requests can be made with specific time-off types.
New Feature 02/28/2014 You now have the ability to change your CompanyID to something more rememberable. Please note if you do change it, don't forget to let your staff know, since the old CompanyID won't work anymore. This can be changed by going to Account -> Account Information.
January 2014
New Feature 01/10/2014 Do you like our software and the support we provide? We would like to expand our list of references! If you are willing to be on our list, please send us an email to info@timeoffmanager.com with your name, company and email. It would be greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance!
December 2013
New Feature 12/04/2013 TimeOffManager is now available in Spanish! All communications (emails, logs) can be changed to Spanish from the Account Options page. You can also change your UI to be in Spanish from your Preferences page (from the main menu).
New Feature 12/04/2013 TimeOffManager is now available in Spanish! You can change your UI to be in Spanish from your Preferences page (from the main menu).
New Feature 12/04/2013 New Account Option: If you are using Single Sign-On through OneLogin, you can now set an option to automatically create non-existing users on-the-fly upon their first login.
New Feature 12/04/2013 Birthday Reminders can now have their own custom messages.
New Feature 12/04/2013 Admins can now be converted to "Reporting Users". This will restrict admins to only be able to run reports. This setting can be found in every admin's info page.
November 2013
New Feature 11/06/2013 If you filter your calendar to only display certain offices, only the paid holidays for these offices will be displayed in the calendar.
New Feature 11/06/2013 Admins can now see the approval path information when viewing a time-off request (only applicable if your account is setup to use approval paths).
Bug Fix 11/06/2013 Fixed an issue where admins were not able to override time-off restrictions. Now they can.
New Feature 11/06/2013 Time-off restrictions can now be assigned to a specific date range.
New Feature 11/06/2013 New report : Dates and Anniversaries
New Feature 11/06/2013 We added checkboxes (approved, pending, declined) to the Time-Off Details report.
Update 11/06/2013 Added "Hired Date" to the User Summary report.
New Feature 11/06/2013 Employee names can now have international characters.
October 2013
New Feature 10/02/2013 New Report: Banked Time Summary. If you are using the Banked Time feature, you can use this report to generate reports on banked time requests.
New Feature 10/02/2013 New Account Option: You can disable the TimeOffManager.com link in the footer of most emails sent by the system.
New Feature 10/02/2013 New Account Option: When viewing the details of a partial day time-off request on the calendar, you have the option to display the timezone of the user who made the time-off request. This option is also dependant on each user selecting their timezone from their My Profile page.
September 2013
New Feature 09/12/2013 NEW PRODUCT: We created a new product, and it's ready for beta testing! The product is a Disciplinary Management System, which helps HR track and manage all the warnings/infractions they give their employees. If you are interested in beta testing this product, please contact us at info@timeoffmanager.com.
New Feature 09/12/2013 Administrators and managers can now create banked time requests on behalf of other users (option must be enabled in the account options for managers).
New Feature 09/12/2013 Users can now have different calendar/fiscal years for each of their assigned deductible time-off types.
New Feature 09/12/2013 We've added an Interactive Yearly Overview grid on the Create New Time-Off Request page.
August 2013
New Feature 08/14/2013 A generated date is now displayed in the My Summary and User Summary report.
New Feature 08/14/2013 Emails sent through the Send Announcement Emails feature will now have a Sent By Name at the end of the body.
New Feature 08/14/2013 For those who use OneLogin for SSO and enforces the login through OneLogin, the Quick Links that requires a login will now redirect users to OneLogin, and not to our own login page. But in order for this to work, you must provide your OneLogin AppID in the Account Options.
New Feature 08/14/2013 New Account Option: You can change the way the numbers are displayed throughout the system. Trailing 0's can now removed.
New Feature 08/14/2013 The User Information report now has a "Join Date", "Home Phone" and "Mobile Phone" field.
New Feature 08/14/2013 New Account Option: You can now include APPROVE | CANCEL | REJECT links within emails that require an action. This can be enabled from the Account Options, under the Time-Off Request Settings section.
New Feature 08/14/2013 Banked Time requests can now be requested down to the minute.
June 2013
New Feature 06/28/2013 The Balance column can now be hidden from the user's My Summary and the admin's User Summary report. This can be found in the Account Options, in the Reports section.
New Feature 06/28/2013 From the time-off type settings, you now can force time-off requests to be only taken in full day, only in partial days, or both (which is the default).
New Feature 06/28/2013 From the time-off type settings, you now can set a length limit for a partial day request.
New Feature 06/28/2013 The main admin can now force other admins to only be able to manage users within specific offices. Go to the User Settings page of an admin for more information.
New Feature 06/28/2013 New fields were added for each user (home phone, mobile phone, emergency phone, ...)
New Feature 06/11/2013 New Feature : Approval Path -- For each of your users, if needed, you can now specify an approval path which specifies the order in which each managers must approve their requests.
New Feature 06/11/2013 You can now bulk update some of your user's information by uploading a CSV file.
May 2013
New Feature 05/14/2013 New Account Option : If you are using Single Sign-On, it's now possible to redirect your users to a specific URL upon logout.
New Feature 05/14/2013 New Account Option : You can Single Sign-On to TimeOffManager from any Identity Provider that uses a SAML connector.
New Feature 05/14/2013 New Account Option : You can change the bug/feedback email address in the footer to be something other than info@timeoffmanager.com if you wish to.
April 2013
New Feature 04/12/2013 Reference documents can now be uploaded into your account, and downloaded by your users. This can be useful to have your time-off policy handbook accessible to all your users.
New Feature 04/12/2013 New Account Option : If you're using OneLogin as Single Sign-On, you can now force your users to only login through OneLogin.
New Feature 04/12/2013 New Report : Month End Summary - Get a snapshot of how much time users used in a month as well as their month end balance.
New Feature 04/12/2013 The Length of Service Accruals can now be setup to bump users from one policy to another, at certain years of services.
March 2013
New Feature 03/21/2013 New Account Option : If enabled, managers will be able to submit a request on behalf of a user on a day where the daily limit has already been reached. By default this option is set to No.
Bug Fix 03/21/2013 Fixed a date/time display issue in the Quick Actions window.
Update 03/21/2013 You now can add Special Event days with a blank image.
New Feature 03/21/2013 New Account Option : Users can now be prevented from submitting multi-day requests.
New Feature 03/21/2013 The iCalendar feed for managers can now be set to only show data from their own team.
February 2013
New Feature 02/13/2013 You can now set non-deductible time-off types to be auto-approved! The auto-approval is set at the time-off type level (settings -> time-off types), and can be set for only Managers, or both Managers and Employees.
New Feature 02/07/2013 New Account Option : Ability to completely hide the "Only Scheduled Days" and "Skip Holidays" questions when creating multi-day requests.
New Feature 02/07/2013 New Account Option : Ability to force managers to notify the users by email upon approving, cancelling or rejecting a time-off request.
New Feature 02/07/2013 New Account Option : Ability to include the user's name in the subject line of certain emails.
New Feature 02/07/2013 New Account Option : Enable users to add additional comments to their own time-off request, from the main calendar.
New Feature 02/07/2013 A new show/hide comments option can be set on each time-off types. If enabled, all comments attached to each time-off requests created with that time-off type will be seen by everyone.
New Feature 02/07/2013 New Account Option : Ability to show/hide remaining balances in all emails.
Bug Fix 02/07/2013 Fixed the account option that prevent managers from overriding deduction upon creating a request on behalf of a user. It should now work properly!
January 2013
Update 01/23/2013 If the account option is enabled, the hours to deduct per day while making a multi-day request can now be edited.
Update 01/23/2013 Managers can no longer override which calendar year to deduct future calendar year requests. They are now forced to deduct from the same calendar year the account options are setup to.
New Feature 01/23/2013 You can now set an 'Important Notice' message to a time-off type, which will be displayed to the user on the confirmation page, when submitting a time-off request. This can be useful to let the users know they must fill a special form prior to submitting a certain type of request.
New Feature 01/23/2013 4 new special event images were added.
New Feature 01/23/2013 When adding a note to a time-off request, you can email that note to managers and/or admins.
New Feature 01/23/2013 New Account Option: You can now decide if you want to include the Quick Links inside all pending request emails.
New Feature 01/23/2013 A new type of restriction named "Accrued By Date" can be set on a user's time-off type. This setting will only let users submit requests if they'll have the time accrued by the date of the request.
New Feature 01/23/2013 The Time-Off Details report can now be grouped by week.
Update 01/23/2013 The account option that prevent managers from overriding deduction upon approving a request is now also enforced when a manager creates a request on behalf of another user.
Update 01/23/2013 Users can now have + characters in their email address.
Update 01/23/2013 All date pickers in reports have dropdowns for the months and years.
Update 01/23/2013 First and last names can now contain certain international characters.
New Feature 01/23/2013 New Account Option : You can now show everyone's birthdays on the calendar. This option can be found in the Calendar Settings section.
Bug Fix 01/23/2013 The manual request form now displays balances and allowances according to your account options (either in days or hours).
New Feature 01/23/2013 You now can hide certain time-off type information from appearing in user's summary reports. This setting is called "View in Summary" and must be set directly on each time-off type.
Update 01/23/2013 The automated reports can now be generated for up to 31 days. The max used to be 30 days.
Update 01/23/2013 All ICS files attached to emails now have a default Out-Of-Office status.
December 2012
New Feature 12/12/2012 New Report : Allowance Settings - Displays all time-off types assigned to each users, with their settings.
Update 12/12/2012 The user's remaining balance is now displayed in the dialog upon approving a time-off request.
New Feature 12/06/2012 You now can single sign-on with your Google Apps account! Just make sure your firstname, lastname and email in Google Apps matches exactly what's in TimeOffManager.
Update 12/06/2012 The Paid Holidays section has been changed. You now can duplicate your paid holidays into a future year. You can also add your Paid Holidays by selecting them from a pre-defined list.
New Feature 12/06/2012 New Account Option: You can now attach iCalendar files (.ics) to all approval and cancellation emails. These files contain information about that time-off request, which can then be imported into your personal calendars.
New Feature 12/06/2012 If you want to use OneLogin to single sign-on, you can now save your x.509 certificate in your account options.
New Feature 12/06/2012 When viewing the allowance audit trail for one of your user's time-off type, you will now see all modifications done to the allowance, instead of the balance.
New Feature 12/06/2012 The User Management report can now be exported to CSV.
New Feature 12/06/2012 Everyone's managers are now listed on their dashboard, in their profile information. If one of the managers is incorrect, users can now notify the administrators by clicking the [?] link beside the manager's name.
New Feature 12/06/2012 New Report : Balance Audit Trail Logs.
Update 12/06/2012 The User Time-Off Form report can now be generated for multiple months at a time.
November 2012
New Feature 11/09/2012 The system is now available in French! You can change your language setting from clicking the "down" arrow on the menu, then General Settings. If you notice text we forgot to translate, please let us know!
New Feature 11/09/2012 The system is now available in French! You can change your language setting from clicking the "down" arrow on the menu, then General Settings. If you also wish to save all logs and have all email communications sent in french, then you'll want to go to the Account Options, and change the Account Language setting to French as well. If you notice text we forgot to translate, please let us know!
New Feature 11/09/2012 Time-off restrictions are now implemented! You can now prevent more than x users from being away on the same day. Restrictions can be applied your entire company, to a specific office, to a specific user category, or a mix of offices/user categories.
New Feature 11/09/2012 New Account Option: You can now prevent users from submitting time-off requests thru the system. This option can be found in the Time-Off Request Settings section, within the Account Options page.
October 2012
New Feature 10/26/2012 Automated reports! You now can schedule the Time-Off Details report to be sent by email every x interval. You can find this feature in Reports.
New Feature 10/26/2012 If you forget your password, you will be asked to reset it instead of retrieving it by email.
New Feature 10/26/2012 Automated reports! You now can schedule the Time-Off Details report to be sent by email every x interval. You can find this feature in Tools.
New Feature 10/15/2012 New Report : Bradford Factor
New Feature 10/15/2012 You can now set an expiration date on the carry-over hours. Users will have x days to use that time, otherwise it will expire.
New Feature 10/15/2012 Saturdays and Sundays now have a blue background color on the calendar, to help differentiate weekdays and weekends.
Update 10/03/2012 If the account options are set to not allow employees to submit partial day requests, neither will the managers be able to.
New Feature 10/03/2012 From the general settings, users can now set their own date format.
New Feature 10/03/2012 From their My Profile page, employees and managers can now modify their email address.
New Feature 10/03/2012 We are proud to announce that Time-Off Manager is now available thru OneLogin.com, an identity management and single sign-on provider for cloud apps.
Update 10/03/2012 All welcome emails now contain instructions on how to download a PDF user guide which explains how to use the system.
Update 10/03/2012 An "as of date" filter was added to the Balance / Allowance report, which enables the report to be ran "as of" a date in the past.
New Feature 10/03/2012 New Account Option : Admins can now prevent managers from being able to cancel past time-off requests for the users they manage.
Update 10/03/2012 User's managers can now be specified when importing list of users thru CSV files.
September 2012
New Feature 09/13/2012 New Account Option: You now can enable your staff to edit their time-off requests! To do so, you simply have to enable the option from the Time-Off Request Settings of the Account Options. Note that only future requests can be edited.
Update 09/13/2012 The Expand Cells checkbox, which is used to expand all cells in the calendar to view the full list of users absent on a day, will now be saved when you logout, and will automatically be re-applied when you log back in.
Bug Fix 09/13/2012 Fixed a bug that was sometime preventing admins and managers from approving a cancellation request thru the Quick Action links within emails.
August 2012
New Feature 08/24/2012 Email, Gender, Marital Status and Hours in a full Day can all be updated from Bulk User Update tool.
New Feature 08/24/2012 Birthday Reminders are now implemented. You can set reminders to be sent for upcoming birthdays.
Update 08/24/2012 The email sent to the administrator(s) once users start a new calendar year now contains the list of all affected users.
New Feature 08/24/2012 The following fields can now be saved to each user's information: Gender, Birth Date, Birth Place, Nationality, Marital Status, Marriage Date, Spouse Name, Salary and Performance Manager.
Update 08/24/2012 Negative values in the Balance/Allowance report are now displayed in RED.
Update 08/24/2012 Users can now submit banked time requests that starts in a day and ends in another, i.e. from 22:00 to 01:30.
Update 08/24/2012 The UserCategory column was added to the Balance/Allowance report.
Bug Fix 08/24/2012 Fixed a bug that was preventing users from submitting a time-off requests even though they were allowed to Overbook.
June 2012
New Feature 06/21/2012 An email address can now be tied to a time-off type, which will be notified every time a time-off request with that time-off type is APPROVED.
New Feature 06/21/2012 All names within most reports are now clickable. All links are going to the user's settings page.
Update 06/21/2012 The UserCategory column was added to the CBS and Year-End reports.
New Feature 06/21/2012 The main administrator can now grant his "main administrator" status to another administrator.
Update 06/21/2012 The Time-Off Details and CBS reports can now be grouped by User Category.
New Feature 06/21/2012 Most Cancel and Back buttons are now in gray color, to help differentiate them from "submit" buttons.
New Feature 06/21/2012 New Account Option: The ALERT messages that are displayed on the user's new time-off request creation page can now be customized.
Update 06/21/2012 CSV User Upload : It's now possible to upload users with no emails, as well as blank values under time-off type columns.
Update 06/21/2012 Time-off Types can now be set to allow increments as low as 1 minute. The lowest used to be 15 minutes.
Bug Fix 06/21/2012 The "Allow Overbook" warnings (on time-off request creation and approval) should now only appear when the user will end up in a negative balance.
New Feature 06/05/2012 New "Upon Renewal" Option : Once they roll-over into a new calendar year, users can now be set to Carry-Over Limit using a Ratio of their allowance.
New Feature 06/05/2012 New Account Option : A warning message can now be displayed to the users if they try to book a full-day time-off on a Paid Holiday.
New Feature 06/05/2012 New Account Option : In the users' Quick Stats section, have the option to show the balance-to-date instead of the usable balance.
New Feature 06/05/2012 New Calendar View Option : You now can set the calendar to show "All Employees and Managers within the same user category".
New Feature 06/05/2012 In the Quick Stats section (for employees and managers), for all time-off types that are setup with an accrual, you can click on them to estimate what your balance will be on any given date.
Update 06/05/2012 Report Update : In the Balance / Projection report, you now can project the balance up until a specific day within a month (instead of only the end of a month).
New Feature 06/05/2012 New Report : Balance Accrual List - Generates a list of all active balance accruals you have setup on your users.
New Feature 06/05/2012 New Report : User Information - Generates a list of users with various information selected from available columns.
May 2012
New Feature 05/19/2012 The comment/note box (when creating a time-off request) can now be set to be hidden.
New Feature 05/19/2012 Within their Quick Stats section, employees and managers can now click on their time-off types to see additional information about them.
New Feature 05/19/2012 Menus should now be working properly when using TOM with your iPad.
April 2012
New Feature 04/27/2012 New Account Option: Admins can enable their users to override their default "hours in a full day" when requesting a full day request. This is useful for users who are scheduled to work different hours each week.
New Feature 04/27/2012 The Balance/Allowance report can either display the Actual/Usable balance or the Up-to-date Balance.
New Feature 04/10/2012 When a manager or admin performs an action on a time-off request (approval, cancellation, rejection), they now have the option to notify the user or not by email.
New Feature 04/10/2012 New Account Option : Cancel Time-Off Request Notification. Set whether or not managers and administrators receive email notifications when a time-off request is cancelled directly by an employee.
New Feature 04/10/2012 New Account Option : You are now able to set the default "transfer into" time-off type when managers are approving banked time requests.
New Feature 04/10/2012 From the Bulk User Update tool, you are now able to delete time-off types from selected users.
New Feature 04/10/2012 From the Bulk User Update tool, you are now able to set every users' calendar year setting to match their hired date.
New Feature 04/10/2012 EmployeeID is now included in most CSV files downloaded from the CSV Download Tool.
New Feature 04/10/2012 New optional column in summary reports called "Bal.(To Date)", which is the user's current balance, excluding all pending and approve future time-off requests. This new column can be enabled thru the Account Options, in the Reports Settings section.
New Feature 04/10/2012 Three new reports are available : User Monthly Time-Off Form, User Annual Time-Off Summary and User Year-End Time-Off.
New Feature 04/10/2012 If your session expires and you are required to log back in, you will be redirected to the page you were previously on.
March 2012
New Feature 03/23/2012 New Account Option: When individually creating new users, the system can automatically set their calendar year to match their hired date. This setting can be found in the General Settings section
New Feature 03/11/2012 As individual settings, employees and managers can now have their time-off requests auto-approved upon creation. A notification email is sent their manager(s) instead of an authorization email.
New Feature 03/11/2012 From the account options, the time format used in TOM can be changed from Military to Standard or vice versa. The setting can be found in the Time-Off Request settings section.
New Feature 03/11/2012 Time-off policies can now be duplicated and deleted.
New Feature 03/11/2012 You can now generate and print Manual Time-Off Request Forms for your users. These forms are mostly used for users that do not have email addresses.
February 2012
New Feature 02/14/2012 The settings "Request Enabled" and "Restriction" are now tranferable from the time-off policies to the users.
New Feature 02/14/2012 The options for skipping lunch hours when creating a partial day request can be managed from the Account Options page.
Update 02/14/2012 Your iCalendar links and the data they contain can be managed from your profile page. iCalendar links can now contain paid holidays and special event days.
New Feature 02/14/2012 In the Account Options, administrators can set which users Managers can view on their calendar, which users they can run reports on and which users they can submit requests for, separately.
New Feature 02/14/2012 A setting can be set from the Account Options so managers are not emailed/notified when pending requests are approved, cancelled or rejected.
Update 02/14/2012 Hours in a full day settings can be set to 15 minute times, ie 8.25 hours in a full day.
New Feature 02/14/2012 In the Account Options, admins can set which day of the week all calendars will start on.
January 2012
New Feature 01/18/2012 Managers can now be set to view pending requests of users they do not necessarily manage. This option can be found in the Account Options, under the Calendar Settings.
Update 01/18/2012 When requesting a multi-day request, the "Skip Weekend" feature has been replaced with "Only Scheduled Days". If "Only Scheduled Days" is set to Yes, then only the days you are scheduled to work will be included in the request.
New Feature 01/18/2012 Anniversary Reminders : You can send emails to certain users about an upcoming employee's anniversary day.
December 2011
New Feature 12/16/2011 New Report is available : Balance / Projection
New Feature 12/16/2011 New Report is available : Start/End Year Balances
New Feature 12/16/2011 New Report is available : Time-Off / Accrual Breakdown
Update 12/16/2011 Banked Time request can now be submitted with more detailed information
Update 12/16/2011 Banked Time request can now be submitted in days (instead of hours)
New Feature 12/16/2011 An EmployeeID can be assigned to your users, and be displayed on most reports
New Feature 12/16/2011 Starting on your next calendar year renewal, a Starting Balance will be generated for your users, which can then be viewed on certain reports.
November 2011
New Feature 11/17/2011 The calendar now has a Monthly, Weekly and Daily view
New Feature 11/17/2011 You can now apply filters on the calendar. Click on the filter icon located on the calendar header bar to view available filters.
Update 11/17/2011 The Account Options page is now divided into categories
Update 11/17/2011 We've updated our User Interface. We hope you like it!
October 2011
New Feature 10/12/2011 Banked Time request can now be multiply by a factor upon approval.
New Feature 10/12/2011 Managers now have access to their Banked Time Summary Report and User Banked Time Summary Report
Update 10/04/2011 The Time-Off Types settings page has been split into deductibles and non-deductibles.
New Feature 10/04/2011 In the time-off type information window, users can now see their "Earned to date" and "Max earning this year" values (only available for time-off type that accrues over time).
New Feature 10/04/2011 Non-deductible time-off types can be restricted to be available to all users, only admins and managers or only admins.
New Feature 10/04/2011 Users can be forced to deduct future calendar year requests with their next year's bank.
Update 10/04/2011 Added new filters on the Time-Off Details, Time-Off Summary and Type by Months Summary reports.
Update 10/04/2011 When setting up users to view additional employees/managers on their calendar, you now can add "user categories" instead of specific users.
New Feature 10/04/2011 The format in which the date is displayed throughout the system can now be changed (from the Account Options).
New Feature 10/04/2011 Banked time summary report is now available for employees (if Banked Time is enabled).
New Feature 10/04/2011 All reports are now exportable to CSV files.
New Feature 10/04/2011 We created a User Guide for Managers. You can find it in the Help section.
Bug Fix 10/04/2011 Fixed an error that was occurring when uploading users via CSV with data that contains quotes (').
Bug Fix 10/04/2011 Fixed an error that was preventing CSV files with spaces in their column names to be imported.
August 2011
New Feature 08/03/2011 Pending Request Reminders : Emails can now be automatically sent to managers to remind them about upcoming time-off requests still in pending mode.
New Feature 08/03/2011 New calendar view for managers : An option can be set so managers can see all users they directly manage, all users in their user category, plus all users in their hierarchy
New Feature 08/03/2011 All users now have access to renewal and balance accrual information regarding their assigned time-off types. For administrators, this information can be found in the "User Time-off Summary" report (by clicking the "i" icons)
New Feature 08/03/2011 Employees and Managers now have access to renewal and balance accrual information regarding their assigned time-off types. This information can be found in your "My Summary" page (by clicking the "i" icons)
New Feature 08/03/2011 All reports can now be saved as PDF documents
May 2011
Bug Fix 05/10/2011 The "yearly total days" value can now be greater than the "consecutive days" value in the Consecutive-Days Reminders
New Feature 05/10/2011 New calendar view option for employees: They now can see all employees and managers within their office
New Feature 05/10/2011 New Account Option: You now can notify all direct managers (plus the employee) when an auto-approved time-off request is created by a manager (or admin) on behalf of a user
New Feature 05/10/2011 Employees and managers now have the ability to book a partial day request until midnight
New Feature 05/10/2011 Administrators can generate an iCalendar link for the entire company to create a shared calendar. Administrators can generate their iCalendar link from their user information page.
April 2011
New Feature 04/19/2011 New Account Option: You now can prevent your managers from not deducting a deductable time-off request. You can force them to deduct hours for a time-off request upon approval if it was made with a deductable time-off type.
Bug Fix 04/19/2011 Fixed a bug that was breaking up the multi-day requests displayed in the list on the homepage when a partial day was included in the multi-day
New Feature 04/19/2011 iCalendar is now implemented. Please see your "My Profile" page to generate your personal iCalendar link, which can be used in a lot of popular calendar systems (Google Calendar, Outlook, iCal, etc.). This feature is only available to employees and managers.
March 2011
New Feature 03/16/2011 You now can restrict your users to book their partial-day time-off requests by time block of x mins/hours.
February 2011
New Feature 02/15/2011 Hired date can be set to be mandatory or optional when creating new users (from the account option)
New Feature 02/15/2011 Multi-day requests in the "My Summary" and "User Summary Report" are now grouped together, and can be expanded to view all single requests
New Feature 02/15/2011 Upon a calendar year or when creating a new user, if that user is working part-time, it's now optional (from the account option) to automatically prorate their balance by their work-week schedule percentage
Update 02/15/2011 Length of service accruals can now be reward upon their exact anniversary date (by default), or at the beginning of their calendar year
New Feature 02/15/2011 Bulk User Update tool - You now can update certain user information in bulk. This new tool can be found in the Users menu
New Feature 02/15/2011 From the account option, you now can set what options the skip holiday and skip weekend dropdowns will have when users are about to create a new time-off request
New Feature 02/15/2011 In the user list page, you can filter the list of users by name
New Feature 02/15/2011 You can custom brand timeoffmanager by placing your logo in the background in the upper left corner of the screen. To have your logo displayed in your TOM account, please send your logo to info@timeoffmanager.com and we will set it up. Logo must be on a white background, and have a width of about 200-300 pixels.
New Feature 02/15/2011 New calendar views are now available. From the account options, you now can set your users to view all users withing their same office, or withing their same office and and same user category
New Feature 02/15/2011 New Report is available : Balance Accrual
New Feature 02/15/2011 New Report is available : Current Balance Standing (CBS)
January 2011
Update 01/11/2011 Future Calendar Year Requests change - you now can allow your users to book future calendar year requests, but force them to deduct from the current year balance.
Update 01/11/2011 Admins can submit time-off requests on behalf on a user and make them go into a negative balance
New Feature 01/11/2011 Added three new columns in all summary reports (carry-over, adjustment and allotment), with the options to hide/show to certain user roles
Update 01/11/2011 Password can now have up to 20 characters (instead of 8)
December 2010
Update 12/16/2010 Prorated settings can now be set for the first and last half of each months.
New Feature 12/16/2010 Time-off requests can now be pre-book in the next calendar year. By default users will not be able to pre-book request in the next calendar year. This can be changed in the account options.
Update 12/16/2010 You can include offices when importing users with a CSV file.
Update 12/16/2010 Non-Deductable time-off types can now be hidden to users
Bug Fix 12/16/2010 Fix a bug in the Consecutive Days Report which was causing the report to send blank emails.
November 2010
Update 11/29/2010 Usernames can now have up to 25 characters.
Bug Fix 11/25/2010 Fixed a bug related to the tabs in the user edit settings section. In some occurrence, tabs were not being displayed correctly after an edit button was clicked.
New Feature 11/25/2010 Every date/time should now be displayed using your browser's timezone.
New Feature 11/25/2010 An account option can now be set to allow managers to view their calendar using the management hierarchy.
New Feature 11/25/2010 Offices have been introduced within the system. Users, Paid Holidays and Special Event Days can now be associated to Offices. Reports can also be filtered by Offices.
New Feature 11/25/2010 Specific work days can now be assigned to each users (can be used for users that works partial weeks). When creating a multi-day request, the system will automatically only book the days associated to the user's working day schedule. By default, all users are setup to work Monday to Friday.
Update 11/25/2010 Partial day requests can now be restricted to only mornings or afternoons.
New Feature 11/25/2010 Rejected/Declined requests can now be modified and re-submitted for approval.
Update 11/25/2010 Reports are now filterable by Offices.
New Feature 11/25/2010 A new report was created : Type By Months Summary Report.
New Feature 11/25/2010 A notification/reminder can be sent to managers/admins when a user take x consecutive days of a certain time-off type (ie 3 consecutive sick days).
New Feature 11/25/2010 An account option is now available to allow managers to add/modify special event days.
October 2010
New Feature 10/14/2010 Banked Time tools where added. You now can transfer unused banked time to deductable time-off types.
New Feature 10/14/2010 Users can now accrue until their Balance is Full.
New Feature 10/14/2010 You now can create a time-off policy and apply it to already created users in one click.
Bug Fix 10/14/2010 First accrual date was not being generated correctly when semi monthly + day 15 and last day was selected.
Bug Fix 10/14/2010 Fixed a bug when setting up balance accruals where certain fields were hidden with IE 7.
September 2010
New Feature 09/30/2010 The CBS (Current Balance Standing) column found in the My Summary and User Summary Report can now be enabled or disabled from the account options.
New Feature 09/30/2010 Administrators can now modify each user's managers directly within their profile page.
New Feature 09/30/2010 Employees and managers can now see who their managers are, from their profile page.
New Feature 09/30/2010 Some of the data tables within the system are now sortable (User's list, User Summary Report, ..)
Bug Fix 09/30/2010 Years of Service display bug in the My Profile section has been fixed. In some occurrence, the years of service was calculated incorrectly.
Update 09/22/2010 Anniversary Accruals have been renamed to Length of Service Accruals. You can now set Length of Service Accruals to be in months instead of years.
New Feature 09/22/2010 Employees and Managers now have a My Profile link in their menu to see their profile information.
New Feature 09/22/2010 A new Pending Requests Report has been created
New Feature 09/22/2010 Added a 'CBS' (Current Balance Standing) column in the time-off type allocation section of the My Summary page. This new column displays the Approximate Current Balance Standing according to the hours taken so far, versus the number of hours you should have accrued since your calendar year start date.
New Feature 09/22/2010 Added a 'CBS' (Current Balance Standing) column in the time-off type allocation section of the User Time-Off Summary report. This new column displays the Approximate Current Balance Standing according to the hours taken so far, versus the number of hours you should have accrued since your calendar year start date.
New Feature 09/22/2010 Added a 'Est. YE Bal' (Estimated Year End Balance) column in the time-off type allocation section of the My Summary page. The Estimated Year End Balance column displays the amount of hours that will be available at the end of the year if no new requests are made. (Only available for users that are setup with balance accruals)
New Feature 09/22/2010 Added a 'Est. YE Bal' (Estimated Year End Balance) column in the time-off type allocation section of the User Time-Off Summary report. The Estimated Year End Balance column displays the amount of hours that will be available at the end of the year if no new requests are made. (Only available for users that are setup with balance accruals)
New Feature 09/22/2010 For each users, for each of their allocated time-off types, you now can set time-off request restrictions such as 'Balance Required', 'Allow Overbook', and 'Allow Pre-Booking'. By default, all users have been set to 'Balance Required'. Setting a user's time-off types to 'Allow Overbook' will let them make time-off requests even though they don't have the necessary balance for it. 'Allow Pre-book' can only be set on time-off types that are accruing, as this restriction will let user make time-off requests as long as they will have these hours accrued before the end of their calendar year.
New Feature 09/06/2010 All emails initiated by users (new requests, approval, cancellation, etc.) can now be sent from the users' email address. By default, all emails are sent from info@timeoffmanager.com. Update your account options if you prefer to send these emails using the user's FROM address.
Update 09/06/2010 We've updated some of the CSS and images in the system, so you might want to clear your cache or shift-refresh your browser to get the newest versions.
August 2010
New Feature 08/30/2010 You can now send company-wide email announcements. By default only administrators have access to this new feature, but you can give access to your managers and employees by editing your account options.
New Feature 08/30/2010 Upon a user's calendar year renewal, you now have the option to Reset to Partial Allowance (which can be set in percentage)
Update 08/26/2010 Each users now has their own time-off calendar year (instead of only having one global account setting)! By default, all users are using the global account setting.
New Feature 08/26/2010 New Report: Auto-Renewal logs. Shows a list of users and their time-off types which recently auto-renewed.
Update 08/26/2010 For each user's time-off types, you now can specify the action to take upon a calendar year renewal
Update 08/26/2010 Accruals have been added to time-off policies. From now on, if a policy is selected when a user is created, if that policy had accruals associated to it, these accruals will be automatically created for this user.
Update 08/26/2010 Auto-renewal settings have been added to time-off policies. When adding time-off types to time-off policies, you will now be able to specify the action to take upon a new calendar year renewal. When new users are created with this policy, the renewal settings will automatically be ported over this user's time-off types.
Update 08/03/2010 User's full name is displayed in the calendar when there is enough space.
Update 08/03/2010 When clicking on a request in the calendar, if the request is part of a multi-day request, you'll now see a button to switch to Multi-Day View Mode, where you can take an action on all requests within that multi-day request.
New Feature 08/03/2010 All users now have a Pending Cancellation tab. All time-off requests that have been requested to be cancelled will be listed in this tab.
Update 08/03/2010 Nonthly Detail Report has been renamed to Time-off Detail Report, and can be generated for a date range instead of only one month.
Bug Fix 08/03/2010 Main administrators can no longer mistakenly deactivate their account.
Update 08/03/2010 You can now print user's time-off types audit trail.
New Feature 08/03/2010 A new Time-Off Summary report has been created.
Update 08/03/2010 Usernames can now contain dots and dashes
July 2010
Update 07/14/2010 A new option is available for the Accruals. You can now accrue your users until a certain max balance.
New Feature 07/14/2010 You can now set specific users' time-off requests to be viewable by other users (in their calendar) by overriding the setting in the account options. This feature can be found in User List, click Edit Settings for a User, then click on the new Calendar View tab.
Update 07/14/2010 Comments can now be added to a time-off request at any time.
New Feature 07/14/2010 The emails that are sent to administrators/managers upon new pending requests now contains Action Links! You can click the link to take further action (approve, reject or cancel) directly within the email.
June 2010
Update 06/28/2010 You can specify up to 3 decimals now when adding/modify allowance, balance or accruals.
New Feature 06/28/2010 TimeOffManager now has a News section. We will now use this section to notify you of any new features, updates, bug fixes or other news.
Update 06/28/2010 Non-Leave Dates have been changed to Special Event Dates. This section can now be used to promote any corporate events within the company. These events also have icons associated to them in the calendar. Users can be allowed or prevented from requesting time-off on these days.
New Feature 06/28/2010 When requesting multiple time-off days, users now have the option to skip holidays.
New Feature 06/10/2010 Accounts now have the option to view all balance/allowance in hours or in days, throughout the entire system.
Update 06/03/2010 Max Balance/Allowance can now be saved up to a value of 9999.99 hours (previous max was 999.99)
New Feature 06/01/2010 Balance accruals has been to the system. All your employees now can accrue their time-off by day, week, every x month, or every 2 weeks.
May 2010
New Feature 05/09/2010 The calendar can now be colorized with either Time-Off Type or User Category colors.
New Feature 05/09/2010 Employees now has the option to see all employees and managers' time-off requests in their calendar.
New Feature 05/08/2010 Accounts can now create yearly anniversary accruals.
April 2010
New Feature 04/23/2010 A new Prorated Balance feature can be used to apply prorated balance % to all new users, depending on how far the company is its time-off calendar year.
New Feature 04/23/2010 Accounts can now create Time-Off Policies, which are groups of time-off types, that can automatically be assign to all new users.
Bug Fix 04/22/2010 Fixed a bug where Managers couldn't request a cancellation for any of their own time-off requests.
New Feature 04/18/2010 Accounts now can view their invoices online.
New Feature 04/14/2010 Managers now have the option to see all users they manage, plus all other users in the same department as theirs.
New Feature 04/04/2010 Default Time-Off Types can now be automatically assigned to all newly created users.
March 2010
New Feature 03/23/2010 A new allowance / balance report is now available to administrators and managers.
New Feature 03/15/2010 Accounts can now securely pay for the service with their credit card.
New Feature 03/08/2010 It's now possible to disallow users from requesting partial day time-off.
February 2010
Update 02/19/2010 The "My Summary" report now contains the number of hours taken off for all time-off types (for the current calendar year)
New Feature 02/15/2010 An "Account Setup Checklist" is now available upon a new account creation.
New Feature 02/10/2010 New Help feature with FAQ is now available
New Feature 02/03/2010 The number of hours deducted when employees or managers takes full day time-offs can now be unique to them (instead of using the default account value).
Update 02/03/2010 Timeoffmanager.com is now fully secured, using an HTTPS connection.
January 2010
Update 01/30/2010 Changed the way employees are assigned to managers. Now, a manager can manage employees from any user categories (departments).
New Feature 01/25/2010 Employees or managers without email addresses can now be added into the system.
Update 01/21/2010 When importing users via CSV files, it's now possible to specify their yearly time-off allowance separately from their current balance (for companies who want to start using the system in the middle of their calendar year).
New Feature 01/17/2010 Created a new report called Monthly Detail Report. In this report you can see all time-off any/all users has taken in a month, grouped by date, user, or time-off type.
New Feature 01/11/2010 Admins can now send welcome emails to users (which contains their login info).
New Feature 01/06/2010 You can now download all your data into CSV files (in case you want to do your own backups).
December 2009
New Feature 12/27/2009 Implemented a tool for administrators to manage all the emails they receive from employees/managers requests.
New Feature 12/20/2009 Implemented a tool import pre-formatted CSV files into the system to create multiple users simultaneously.
Update 12/15/2009 It's now possible to create partial day Holidays in the system.