Minimum Days Off In A Row tells the N-PBS Scheduler to build your block with a set number of days off in a row - the number of days off is set by you when you enter the bid. The N-PBS Scheduler will attempt to create all sets of days off to the number entered. If it cannot build all sets to the number requested, the bid will not be honored; however, there are some exceptions.
For example, Set Condition Minimum Days Off In A Row 5: if you are required to have 13 days off in a period you could be awarded 2 sets of 5 days off and one set of 3 days off at the end of the period because you could potentially have the first two days off of the next period – however, this award is not a guarantee that you will get those days off
It can be placed above or below Prefer Off and Avoid bid preferences in a Pairing bid group, however, it must be above all Award bid preferences. This bid cannot be forgotten, and it will automatically be placed above your first Award bid preference if you attempt to add it below an Award bid. The interface will not allow the bid to be moved below an Award bid, nor can an Award bid be moved above it.