To add an absence code:
Click the Config tab.
Click the Absence Codes tab.
Select the appropriate crew classification.
Click the Add button.
Enter the absence code details including:
the absence code and description.
set the time and credit parameters.
select any necessary additional absence code parameters.
Click the Save button. The N-PBS Scheduler creates the new absence code and adds it to the absence code list.
Absence Code Parameters
Code: Code attributed to the absence.
Description: Description of the absence.
Time and Credit Parameters
Start Time: Start time of the absence.
End Time: End time of the absence.
Line Credit Reduction: This value reduces the minimum window for each day the crewmember has the absence.
For example: A five-day military leave with 5:00 Line Credit Reduction reduces the Minimum Window by 25 hours, thus giving the crewmember a shorter block.
Line Credit Increase: This value increases the minimum window.
Work For Duty: When selected the absence counts as duty, not rest - absences with this checkbox selected do not count towards minimum days off.
Work For Days On Off: When selected the absence counts as a day on in day on sequences - absences with this checkbox selected do not count towards minimum days off.
Prorated Days Off: When selected min days off is reduced using proration tables. It contains two sub-checkboxes, Pairing and Reserve.
Pairing: When selected min days off is reduced using proration tables, this applies to pairing lines.
Reserve: When selected min days off is reduced using proration tables, this applies to reserve lines.
Rest Rules Apply: When selected rest rules apply to this absence.
Training: When selected the absence is a training item.
Slidable: When selected the absence is slidable.
Group: and Label: Group and Label work together. when Group is selected, a slidable absence is grouped with another absence with other absences that have the same name in the Label text field.
Vacation: When selected the absence is a vacation item.
Day Off: When selected the absence counts towards minimum days off in a period.
Historical Reserve Day: When selected the Reserve Minimum Days On rule will recognize any instances of this absence that are in history as being reserve days, so that if they occur at the very end of history they will count towards the minimum, regardless of whether the parameter "Count Pre-Awards Towards Min" is true or false.