The Bids screen is where you enter and submit your bid.
There are 3 bid types Current, Default and Training. The background color varies based on the type.
Use the tabs to switch between the Current, Default and Training Bids.
You can edit and submit your Current bid while the bid period is open. The current bid has a white background. You can submit your Current bid as many times as you want while bidding is open.
You can edit and submit your Default bid at any time, as many times as you want, unless your administrator has locked the system. The Default bid has a yellow background.
Typically a Default bid is used if don't plan on submitting a Current bid every month. Your Default bid carries over from month to month if you don't submit a Current bid. Bid preferences are typically a little more generic in Default bids. For example, instead of bidding for specific dates off you may bid for days of the week off. If you bid for specific dates it is only used in the month it is applicable. For example, the bid, Award Pairings If Depart On July 25, July 26 is used only in July, in other months it is ignored.
It is also a good idea to have a default bid submitted as a back up in even if you plan on submitting a Current bid every month. This will ensure you have a bid submitted in case you forget to submit one for the current period.
You can edit your Training bid at any time unless your administrator has locked the system.
Bid Preference Colors
Each bid preference has a color associated it with it.