Note: Avoid Voluntary Event is ignored if your event requirement is Must Go. Refer to Must Go Bidders and Junior Assign articles for further information.
Avoid Voluntary is ignored if events need to be filled and bidders with more seniority have avoided voluntary event. Your administrator sets a requirement for the minimum May Go that must be filled. The administrator also sets the Junior Assign status to each event pattern, if a pattern is set as Junior Assign the N-PBS Scheduler must award all of the seats on the pattern.
The placement of the Avoid Voluntary Event bid is important. This bid tells the N-PBS Scheduler that you would prefer to get no event, unless an event pattern is ranked as preferred based on your Award, Avoid, or Prefer Off bids above it. If you are still awarded an event pattern, this bid is ignored and your entire bid is used to award you an event pattern.
Prefer Off Jun 20, 2018
Avoid Event If Equipment Type 2
Award Event If Start Time > 15:00
Avoid Voluntary Event
Award Event If Event Starts June 15, 2018
Avoid Voluntary Event after bid 3 tells the N-PBS Scheduler that you would prefer no voluntary event, if it cannot award you an event that starts after 15:00 that gives you June 20th off while avoiding equipment type 2. If you cannot avoid a voluntary event, the N-PBS Scheduler will attempt to award an event that starts June 15.