Is there any common word for holiday/unplanned absence/overtime/Time in lieu/Lateness ?

Thanks for your input.

I want to create a software which will let people manage all things above together at a single place.

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    Please see the tag info for single-word-requests, and edit examples of how you intend to use the word into your question.
    – Andrew Leach
    Jul 23, 2015 at 17:39
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    Some of these examples are completely different things for instance holidays, vacations, unplanned absence (like being sick) could all be considered a leave of absence or 'leave' for short. However lateness and time in the lieu are totally different. Jul 23, 2015 at 17:40
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    I don't get it. In what way is overtime related to absence? Context please. Jul 23, 2015 at 17:55
  • Are you talking about exceptions to the standard "paid salary for work done"?
    – jxh
    Jul 23, 2015 at 18:15
  • What is the unifying theme that makes you want to tie these together?
    – bib
    Jul 23, 2015 at 18:24

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The only word which means not being the office when you would normally be expected to be is absence.

But that doesn't cover overtime, which is being present when you shouldn't be.

Consequently what you are handling are instances where the general rule or expectation is not followed. These are generally termed exceptions and your application is for exception reporting. "Attendance Exception Report" probably has a sufficiently jargony ring to it.

A person or thing that is excluded from a general statement or does not follow a rule


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