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What is Leave Nature?

Leave Nature is defined by HRPro to describe the characteristic of the leave (or some non-leave applications, e.g. In/Out Time Overwrite Request, Expense Claims, Not Absent and Reference)

Nature
Nature Code Counted as Regarded Days  Not allow multiple leave on the same date/time (i.e. Check date/time conflict) Adjustment Entry Available Counted as No Pay Hrs/Days in Payroll Count Working Days#5 in Between (Otherwise, count consecutive days)
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Annual Leave  A #1 Yes Yes - Yes
Annual Leave (Additional) I #1 Yes Yes - Yes
Birthday Leave BL Yes  Yes Yes - Yes
Casual Leave (Full Pay)  E Yes Yes Yes - Yes
Compensation Leave C Yes Yes Yes - Yes
Compensation Leave require OT Information CO Yes Yes No - Yes
Day off (Not Full Pay)  D No Yes No - Yes
Expense Claims     EC No     No No - -
In/Out Time Correction Request IO No No No - -
Maternity Leave  M #1 Yes No - No
Paternity Leave  MP #1 Yes No - Yes
No Pay Leave  N No Yes No Yes No
No Pay Working Day Leave  NW No Yes No Yes Yes
Not Absent Z Yes No No - Yes
Others (Full Pay)  O Yes Yes Yes - No
Others (Not Full Pay)  U No Yes No - Yes
Reference  B     No No No   No
Rest Day (Full Pay)  P Yes Yes Yes - Yes
Rest Day (Not Full Pay)  R No Yes No - Yes
Sick Leave (Full Pay)  F Yes Yes Yes - No#3
Sick Leave (No Pay)  T No Yes No Yes No
Sick Leave (Statutory)  S #1 Yes Yes - No (But excluded SH#5)#2
Sick Leave 2 (Full Pay)  G Yes Yes No - No#3
Sick Leave 2 (No Pay)  W No Yes No Yes No
Sick Leave 2 (Statutory) 
V #1 Yes No - No (But excluded SH#5)#2
Statutory Holiday SH No Yes Yes - No
Working Day Leave (Full Pay) WL Yes Yes Yes - Yes
(When No Pay Leave Days read from Leave Module is turned on in Payroll Module Setup)

Remarks
#1 - depending on the check-box Full Pay Wage on Payroll Module Setup, Pay Type Tab 
#2 - also depending on the check-box Statutory Sick Leave Days count working days only on Leave Module Setup, Sick Leave tab
#3 - also depending on the check-box Full Pay Sick Leave Days count working days only on Leave Module Setup, Sick Leave tab
#4 - for consecutive days nature leave, it also consider Pay Days Definition:
  • Daily Salary Based on, when Daily Salary Based on is Weekdays (or Weekdays+SH or Weekdays+PH), it count Weekdays  (or Weekdays+SH or Weekdays+PH) only.
  • Roster Table, if Roster table is not defined, all undefined days are considered as working days.
#5 - unless Statutory Sick Leave Days include Statutory Holiday (in Leave Module Setup, Sick Leave tab) is turned on 

Nature Not Absent is to supplement the attendance record (i.e. to avoid absent) and is counted as regarded days, e.g. Business Trip, Offsite Meeting, Typhoon, Black rainstorm, etc 
Nature Reference have no effect on attendance record and is not counted as regarded days e.g. Meeting Room Booking.

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