I need a single or two word which will represent following words





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    EL&U policy does not permit questions (or answers to questions) about how to name things, because there can be no "right" answer (even if there can be "good" answers), and voting boils down to a popularity contest. So unfortunately this question will be closed. But just do you're not left empty-handed, you might want to start your search on the Wikipedia article for time clocks.
    – Dan Bron
    Commented Aug 22, 2015 at 16:40
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    @DanBron thanks, I modified my question, is this any better now ? thanks Commented Aug 22, 2015 at 16:48
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    That is better, yes. So as it stands, are you looking for a word which is a hypernym for all those other words, as vehicle or conveyance are for car, truck, boat, plane, rocket, etc? A sort of category all the words fit into? (And did you look into the "time clock" article? I think it offered some promising leads.)
    – Dan Bron
    Commented Aug 22, 2015 at 16:51
  • @DanBron Yes and I am looking into it - seems helpful, but real Trouble is , Overtime & TimeInLieu are more like "Time Management" and Absence & Holiday are hard to put in a single container in words hierarchy... I may end up using most suitable generic word for all of these words like Resource Commented Aug 22, 2015 at 17:02
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    @Mathematics My company had, in addition, nonfixed holiday, paid day off, vacation, short-term leave, long-term leave, and probably some I've forgotten. The generic term for them was "time not worked."
    – deadrat
    Commented Aug 22, 2015 at 17:07

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The items you listed (or abbreviations for them) can be called Pay Codes

Each amount of time a worker works has to be coded with a valid Pay Code, to indicate what type of time it was, so that pay can be calculated accordingly, and available sick, vacation or personal time adjusted accordingly.

An essential Pay Code that you did not list is

  • Regular Time

Others might include

  • Sick Time

  • Paid Leave

  • Jury Duty

  • Personal Hours

There may be additional Pay Codes, depending on the company's work and pay policies.

see, for example https://www.ecu.edu/cs-admin/humanresources/customcf/Kronos/ECU_Appendix%20_Glossary%20of%20Terms.pdf


Time logged.

What will make this work is to add "time worked" to the OP's list.

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