Most companies manage leaves based on a Leave Period, corresponding to a calendar year or the fiscal year. ERPNext allows you to create a Leave period by going to,
Human Resources > Leaves and Holiday > Leave Period > New Leave Period
The Leave Period also allows you select the list a Holiday List which will be considered for allocating Optional Leaves for the period.
Granting Leaves to Employees
Leave Management in ERPNext is based on Leave Allocations created for each employee. This means, Employees can only avail as many leaves (of each Leave Type) allocated to them.
You can configure Leave Policies and apply the Leave Policy for different Employee Grades or to specific Employees. The
Grant button will allow you to create leave allocations in bulk. Alternatively, you can also create Leave Allocations manually.
Next: Leave Policy