Manage Your Availability

Employee Guide

Version
R2024.1.0
Manage Your Availability

Your availability settings in Dayforce dictate when you can work. You can specify on which days of the week and what times on each day you're available. You won’t necessarily be scheduled during all of your available days and times. Your availability just helps your manager set your schedule. You can manage your availability from the actions list in Work > Calendar. Note that a new default availability takes effect only at the start of a period.

Work with Your Availability

To work with availability, click a day on the calendar. In the actions list that opens, hover over Availability and then select an option:

  • Edit availability for the following period
  • Edit default availability
  • Use default availability for selected period
  • Copy from previous period

If you select Edit availability for the following period or Edit default availability, a slide-out panel opens:

Edit availability slide-out panel showing green bars to mark the times the employee's available.

Your available time is represented by the green bar for each day. To update your availability, move, stretch, or shrink the green bars that represent when you’re available to work. You can also use the switch and the Copy Previous Day button to work with availability. By default, your availability is set for only one stretch of time per day. However, if you can work different shifts, or are unavailable for a portion of the day, you can configure two ranges.

How to change availability
Task How to Do It
Increase or decrease availability Click either end of the green bar and drag left or right.
Mark days as unavailable Click the switch next to Copy Previous Day.
Mark unavailable days as available Click the switch next to Copy Previous Day. Drag either edge of the green bar to adjust the availability.
Mark a day with all day availability Click either edge of the bar and drag it left and right until it stretches from 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM.
Set two available periods in one day For each stretch of availability, click the bar where it begins and drag the bar until you reach the end time.
Copy from the previous day Click Copy Previous Day to the right of the row.
Edit availability for a period Click a day on the calendar, then click Availability > Edit availability for the following period.
Edit your default availability Click a day on the calendar, then click Availability > Edit default availability.
Switch back to default availability Click a day on the calendar, then click Availability > Use default availability for selected period.
Copy from the previous period Click a day on the calendar, then click Availability > Copy from previous period.
Cancel availability requests Click a day on the calendar, then click Availability > Cancel pending request.

See Create Availability Templates.