Holiday Rule - TWP

The Holiday Configuration rule should be used
in place of the HolidayRule.
This article refers to active but deprecated rules in TimeWorksPlus. Due to the limitations of the rules described in this article, SwipeClock suggest using the Holiday Configuration Rule instead. However, the instructions provided in this article are still valid and accounts using the "HolidayRule" and similar rules should still function normally.

The Holiday Rule allows the system to automatically add holiday hours to selected employee’s time card based on the holidays selected in the Holidays processing rule. The HolidayRule is found in the Settings Menu > Processing Rules > Automatic holiday hours calculator category.


  1. Click on the HolidayRule link found in the Search Results section.
  2. Use the Employee Selector to choose a group of employees to which this will apply*. The selector will only filter based on information in Employee Setup. If you need to apply hours based on days of service, please see Holiday Scripting.
  3. Enter the number of holiday hours. There can only be one value, however, if you need to apply a different amount of hours to a different group of employees, it may be possible through scripting. In that case, you would set the rule to apply to All Active Employees and then use a script to adjust the hours. More on that can be found in Holiday Scripting.
  4. “Save” to activate this rule.

*If you use Specific Employees through the employee selector, you will need to remember to manually add new employees, or remove an inactive employee’s name from the list of “Specific Employees.” 

*Also note that if the employee works the holiday the rule will defer to the worked hours and NOT add the auto added hours for that day.

To fix this you will need to manually add them for employees that worked the holiday or as mentioned use another means of adding the hours like the
Holiday Configuration Rule or Holiday Scripting.

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