Annual leave goes online…

You can now, well as of 1 April book your annual leave for 2019/20 via the ESR portal on your desktop.

All staff will be able to do this, and managers will approve annual leave requests via Outlook email.

What do I do if I already have leave on the old hard copy leave cards?

The system will be replacing leave cards. From 1 April all staff with approved leave on the old card system in the calendar year 2019/20 will need to request this on the ESR portal.

Managers will receive an email to approve via outlook and track their team’s leave through supervisor self-service on ESR. They will have 14 days before it times out and an employee requesting leave will be notified if it has been approved/rejected.  This does not replace the conversation all staff need to have with their managers before requesting leave.

The HR and ODL team will be running the following drop-in sessions:

  • Tuesday 2 April,  10.30 am until 1.30pm, Oak Room
  • Monday 8 April, 1 pm until 5pm, Oak Room
  • Wednesday 10 April, 1 pm until 5pm, Oak Room
  • Monday 15 April, 12 midday until 3pm, Oak Room
  • Wednesday 17 April, 2.30 pm until 5pm, Oak Room
  • Wednesday 24 April,  2.30 until 5pm, Oak Room

Please email or for face to face 10 minute training sessions if the drop in session dates aren’t suitable.

Two guides are also available to support staff with the new system, a general annual leave guide and a part-time/condensed hours annual leave guide.

When booking leave please select Annual Leave Hours 1 NHS.

Who do I contact with any questions?

Please email or if you have any queries with the system.


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