Time tab

Updated 3 days ago by Leigh Hutchens

The purpose of the Time tab is to review payroll items, grouped by employees, prior to running payroll. By payroll item, we mean any item generating payroll. We have full support for this tab when a unit or section is selected in the group selector, but not when a district is selected.

The Adjust view panel

In the top right-hand corner of this view, you’ll find the Adjust view button. This button controls the Adjust view panel, which displays by default when you enter the Time view.

In this panel, you can make filter selections determining which payroll items will be shown in this view.

The following filtering options are available:

Filtering option


From date

Used to set the date starting from which you want to display payroll items.

To date

Used to set the date up until and including which you want to display payroll items. Note that the To date selected needs to be a later date than the From date. For performance reasons, there's a limit of 3 months (93 days) to how long a period you may select.


This field is used to specifically select a subset of units to display payroll items for. All units are selected by default.

Home-unit employees (radio button)

This is the first of two mutually exclusive radio buttons determining which payroll items are shown in this view. This option includes payroll items for all employees that had the units you have selected as home unit on the To date you’ve selected. These employees will display even if they don’t have any payroll items in the selected period, and this is also true of employees without a valid agreement. Passive employees will display, assuming they have at least one payroll item in the selected period.

Employees with payroll items (radio button)

This is the second of two mutually exclusive radio button determining which payroll items are shown in this view. This option includes payroll items for all employees that have at least one payroll item on the unit you've selected, regardless of what home unit those employees have.

Employee section

This field filters out specifically which employees are displayed based on whether or not they have the Employee role directly on the section you’ve selected at any one time in the selected period. If you select multiple sections in this field, all employees having the Employee role directly on any of those sections will display. “No selection” is the default selection.

Payroll file

In this field, you select which payroll file you want to show payroll items for. Each payroll item in Quinyx is either connected to a payroll file (defined on agreement-, agreement template- or global level) or to no payroll file at all. If you select multiple payroll files in this field, all payroll items belonging to any of those payroll files will display. You need to select one, and only one, payroll file in order to transfer to payroll. The default selection is “No selection” which displays all payroll items not belonging to a payroll file. 


This field allows you to display only employees that have a certain skill. If you select multiple skills, only employees having each one of the selected skills will display. “No selection” is the default selection.


In this field, you can filter out a specific employee or group of employees. All employees are selected by default. Note: if you've selected the "Employees with payroll items" radio button, the Employees drop-down will currently contain employees with a role on at least one of the selected units in the selected period even if they don't have payroll items. This will be improved soon.

Payroll item status

This field allows you to filter out payroll items of one or multiple statuses. There are four possible payroll item statuses:

  • Attest missing
  • Punch missing
  • Ready for payroll
  • Transferred to payroll

If you select multiple statuses in this field, all items having any of those statuses will display.

Next time you come back to the same group (unit or section), Neo will remember which filters were applied last.

All filter fields below the two radio buttons will see the options available in their drop-downs restricted by the selections you make in other fields. This means, for instance, if you select Unit 1 in the Units field and then the Home-unit employees radiobox, you will subsequently only be able to select the names of employees that have Unit 1 as home unit in the Employees field. The only exception to this is the Payroll item status field since it filters on payroll items and not on employees.

If you edit date, unit or radio buttons, any selections you've made below the two radio buttons will be cleared.

The view

Once you’ve made your selections in the Adjust view panel and clicked “Apply”, Quinyx will fetch the payroll items according to your selection. While this in process, you're unable to click anything in the view and a progress bar appears. For requests of very large quantities of data, the fetching of data might take a few minutes. In order to minimize the effect of this on your efficiency, you're able to leave this view and come back while the request runs in the background.

The Adjust view panel will remain open during and after the request is finished loading. In the unlikely event of some payroll items failing, a warning message informing you about this will appear in the panel:

If this happens, we recommend you try again. Should this repeat, please contact your Superuser. If you're a Superuser, please contact Quinyx Support.

The list that appears once the fetching of items has finalized has two levels - employee and payroll item. Each employee features a checkbox. Depending on the “Transfer only fully approved times” Classic parameter setting and on the actual status of an employee, you're able to tick one or multiple checkboxes which will enable payroll-related actions. Read more about Payroll actions.

The first level is the employee one. Each employee’s name appears alongside their badge number and picture. If the employee has another home unit than the one currently selected in the group selector, the home unit name of the employee in question will appear on a blue badge next to the badge number. Under the name, a time stamp appears indicating when the employee's payroll items were processed. In the status column, the status of the employee and a payroll item summary appear.

Clicking an employee's name brings you to the second level of the list. This level features a list of payroll items filtered according to your filter selections for a given employee. The following information is provided in different columns:

  • Start date: the start date of the payroll item.
  • Type: the shift type or absence type of the payroll item. The specific mention of "Bank holiday rule" here means the payroll item is generated as a result of a bank holiday rule of the "Time off" type.
  • Unit: the unit the payroll item takes place on. The business daybreak of the unit in question appears under the unit name.
  • Scheduled: when the payroll item features a shift, the start and end time of that shift appears here.
  • Actual: when the payroll items features a punch, the start and end time of that punch appears here.
  • Payroll item status: the current status of the payroll item which can be ready for payroll, transferred to payroll, attest missing or punch missing.
Note that if an employee has payroll items in the selected period, these will display regardless of the employee's Quinyx employment status (employed/passive/no agreement). Payroll items will also display even in the case they're solely generating salary types that aren't ticked in the employee's agreement template and therefore won't be paid out. This only goes for existing users though - if a user has been deleted from Quinyx altogether, then any payroll items will have been deleted as a result of that, and it won't be possible to run payroll for the user in question.
Virtual shifts

Virtual shifts are a somewhat new concept in Quinyx released in Classic version 370 and they deserve some extra detail:

  • Virtual shifts always appear as taking place on the employee's home unit, i.e. the "Unit" column will always read the employee's home unit for virtual shifts.
    • This in turn means that if "Employees with payroll items" is selected, employee X has a virtual shift and has unit Y as home unit but you're transferring only unit Z to payroll and that employee only has payroll items on unit Z, then the virtual shift won't display but will still be transferred to payroll. This will soon be improved.
  • Virtual shifts appear with the "Bank holiday rule" mention in the "Type" column of an employee's payroll item list.
  • The "Scheduled" column for virtual shifts is blank since the person isn't scheduled to work that day. The "Actual" column will state [business daybreak of current unit]-[business daybreak of current unit].
  • The employee needs to have at least one shift in the selected period in any of the units selected in the Adjust view panel for the virtual shift(s) to actually display in the view and be included in the payroll file.
  • An employee can only get one virtual shift per bank holiday, even if the bank holiday in question has been set up on multiple units and the employee has a role on all those units.
  • If an employee has a "Time off" bank holiday rule on a day that (s)he's also working, I will only get salary outcome for my worked shift, i.e. the bank holiday rule is not taken into account in that case.
  • In order for an employee to ever get a virtual shift due to a bank holiday rule that's been defined on unit group level, that unit group needs to include the employee's home unit.
  • Should you have differing business daybreaks across units, you might end up in the situation where the employee gets bank holiday rule compensation on one unit on the same day as (s)he works a short midnight shift on another unit.
  • We currently don't consider eligibility rules, nor calculated compensations, in Time. This will be addressed soon. Note that these two factors are considered when the transfer to payroll is carried out, its just in the actual listing of payroll items in the Time view that they aren't.
Virtual shifts, i.e., compensation generated by the “Time off” bank holiday rule, currently do display in the unlikely event that an employee has worked on that same bank holiday but on an away unit. This is only a visual limitation though - in the salary file, the employee in question will only receive compensation for the worked shift on that day. This visual limitation will be improved shortly.

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