ZipShifts

ZipShifts is a scheduling program that involves employees, in which they can trade shifts and request time off. Each employee request off and shift trade must be approved by a manager.

Getting Started

Getting Started

Your manager will send you an activation email to set up your ZipShifts account. Click the Setup Account link to get started.

Creating Your Account

Creating Your Account

To set up your account, create a username and password. Click the Create Account button to set up your account credentials.

Account Created Pop Up

Account Created Pop Up

A confirmation pop up will appear letting you know that your account has been created. Click the Login link to begin.

Accessing ZipShifts

To access ZipShifts, go to www.zipshifts.com, and use your username and password to log in.

Work Schedule

Upon logging in, a calendar will appear detailing your work schedule for the selected work week, including shift times and job codes.

Posting an Unwanted Shift

Posting an Unwanted Shift

If you are unavailable to work a scheduled shift, you have the option to post that shift for another employee to take. To post an unwanted shift, simply click on the Post Shift button beneath the unwanted shift.

*Please note that all shift trades must be approved by your manager.

Adding Comments

Adding Comments

1. Within this window, you can type any notes or comments explaining why you are posting the shift.

2. Then, click the Post Shift button.

Shift Posted

Shift Posted

Your shift will then be posted, making it visible to other employees to pick up.

If you wish to remove the post, click the Remove Post button.

Picking Up Available Shifts

Picking Up Available Shifts

All posted shifts available for pick up will be displayed on the calendar on their associated work day. If you are not scheduled to work during the posted shift hours, you may request to pick up the available shift. To pick up a posted shift, click the Shift Available link.

Requesting the Shift

Requesting the Shift

Within this window, you can review the details about the posted shift, including times, job code, and employee comments about why the shift is posted. If you are not scheduled to work during the posted shift and you wish to pick up the available shift, click the Request Shift button.

Adding Requested Shift to your Calendar

Adding Requested Shift to your Calendar

Upon clicking Request Shift, the available shift will be added to your calendar. The shift will remain pending, labeled as, "Requesting - Awaiting Manager Approval" until a manager approves or disapproves the shift trade.

You may cancel the request at any time by clicking the Cancel Request button.

Requesting Off

Under the Request Off tab, you can request time off from work.

1. Select the date you wish to request off for within the calendar.

2. Determine whether you're needing the entire day off or just part of the day using the radial buttons. If you only need part of the day off, select the radial button next to Pick Time, and choose the custom times using the arrows under From and To.

3. Type in the reason that you are requesting off within the comments box. Then, click the Request Off button.

4. Any existing request offs will be listed within this box.

*Please note that a manager must approve any request off prior to it being final.

Messages

Under the Messages tab, you will receive notifications when your shift trades have been approved or disapproved. Approved shifts will also appear in your schedule on the calendar.

You may delete or mark a message as read by checking the box next to the message and then clicking the Mark as Read or Delete buttons at the bottom of the screen.

Settings

Within the Settings tab, you can update your login credentials, including your email address and password.

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