Manage time off requests and balances in one clear platform
Make it easier to request, approve, and track PTO for your teams.
- Track accurate leave balances
- Request & approve time off from any device
- When staff are absent, find replacements with one tap
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Trusted by 250,000+ workplaces across the globe
Handle employee leave in one simple platform
Manage leave, schedules, and last-minute replacements in one app
A clear picture of leave balances & requests
Manage your team’s leave from one simple dashboard. View different leave types, remaining balances, requests, and booked time off. Deputy also flags when leave balances are low to avoid any surprises.
Never schedule staff who aren’t available
Create error-free schedules with Deputy. View when staff are away and when they’re available for shifts. Automatically block time off requests for important dates when you need everyone to be ready to work.
Don’t be left short-staffed
If a team member calls out sick or doesn’t show, find someone to cover their shift with the push of a button. Deputy allows you view staff attendance in real-time, make sure scheduled employees are on-site, and find replacements without a single phone call or text.
Connect Deputy with your payroll and HR systems
Save hours on admin, avoid double entry of data, and reduce errors. Easily sync leave balances and pay rates between Deputy and your other systems.
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Why use Deputy?
The accuracy, simplicity, and flexibility of our software has earned us 250,000 happy customers — who are our greatest advocates. With Deputy, you’re not just saving time and money. You’re finding a better way to do business.
America's Leading Scheduling Software
"Everything my employees need to do, whether it’s swapping shifts, putting in leave requests, or leaving a message for everyone to see, Deputy allows them to do it. It’s a wonderful thing."
Frequently asked questions
- What is absence management?
Absence management usually refers to how a business handles unplanned employee absences, which could be due to sickness, injury, or emergencies. To manage these effectively, a business needs a straightforward system and policies that are understood by both managers and employees.
- What is leave management?
Leave management usually refers to how a business handles planned absences, like an employee taking a week off to sail around the Bahamas. However, depending on the business, it may cover other kinds of leave as well. Leave management can include policies around leave entitlements and how leave is approved, as well as procedures for covering shifts. Leave management software is key for making this process as easy as possible.
- What is leave management software?
Leave management software simplifies all the admin that usually comes with employee leave. It saves everyone time and makes the sentence “I’m planning a vacation” less stressful for both managers and staff. Leave management software allows employers to view, edit, and manage their team’s leave, while streamlining their ability to find people who can cover shifts.
- What types of leave can I manage in Deputy?
Deputy’s leave management solution comes pre-loaded with the most common types of leave, but you can create custom leave entitlements to match the requirements of any business. If you want, you can set up paid Study Leave for all your casual employees, accruing at one hour for every thirty hours worked. Or you can give a full-time employee four days of paid Puppy Leave when they get a new pet. It’s up to you.
- Can you set different leave accrual rates?
Absolutely. Once you set up the leave type, you can customize the accrual rate to suit your needs - and our leave management software handles the calculations to save you the headache.
- Can employees set regular days they are not available?
Yes, if a team member cannot work on a certain day or at a certain time, they can easily lodge the details in Deputy via desktop, smartphone, or tablet. Then, when a manager uses Deputy to create their team’s schedule in minutes, they can clearly see who is and is not available at that time.
- Can managers automatically block leave requests for important dates?
Yes. In Deputy, you can automatically block leave requests or unavailability for certain days. This is handy for busy weeks when you need all hands on deck.