Define Workday Breaks for Time and Attendance

This document explains how you define the codes and details of the breaks that can occur during a workday.

Employees for whom breaks are defined do not need to clock out when taking these breaks. Instead, the break time is automatically deducted.


Breaks are specified for work hour definitions in 'Work Hour Definition. Open' (CRS505).

Before you start

The starting conditions listed in Defining Schedules for Time and Attendance must be met.

Follow These Steps

  1. To define the break code, start 'Break. Open' (CRS507).

  2. On the B panel, enter a break code and select the Create option.

    The break code can contain up to two alphanumerical characters.

  3. On the E panel, enter a name (required) and description. Press Enter.

  4. To define break details, start 'Break. Open Details' (CRS506).

    You can reach 'Break. Open Details' (CRS506) via option 11=Details in 'Break. Open' (CRS507).

  5. On the B panel, select a previously defined break code in the Break field.

  6. Enter the time from which the break starts and select Create.

  7. On the E panel, enter the time to which the break lasts in the Break to field.

  8. Specify whether the break is a lunch break.

  9. Enter the name of the break (required) and a description. Press Enter.

Parameters to Set

Program ID/Panel Field The field indicates …
(CRS506/B) Break from/to

… the time from which the break starts/to which the break lasts.

The From and To times are written according to the following: 1300 (four digits, in this case, representing 1 p.m.)

If nothing is entered in this field, the break is considered to start at 12 a.m.

(CRS506/E) Lunch break

… whether the break is a lunch break.

If this is a lunch break, the employee can, if authorized, utilize flextime at the beginning and/or end of the lunch break.

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