Understanding the schedule counters
The schedule counters are there to help you plan your employees: under-planning, over-planning, we'll explain everything!
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Written by Diana Serret
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At Combo, there are 3 types of counters and you can switch between them by clicking on the stopwatch icon:

Counter Contract / Scheduled hours / Scheduled time-off / Difference

It shows you :

  • The weekly contracted hours

  • The planned hours

  • The scheduled absences

  • The difference between the contract and the planned hours (worked and absences).

Good to know :

  • When the difference is less than the contract time, it is orange.

  • When the difference is equal to the contract time, it is green.

  • When the difference is greater than the contract time, it is red. It is not always overtime or additional hours. More information about this french regulation 👈


Counter Actual (work + time-off) / Cumulative monthly variance

It shows you :

  • The weekly contracted hours

  • The actual hours

  • The actual absences

  • The difference between the contract and the actual hours (worked and absences).

Good to know :

  • When the difference is less than the contract time, it is orange.

  • When the difference is equal to the contract time, it is green.

  • When the difference is greater than the contract time, it is red. It is not always overtime or additional hours. More information about this french regulation 👈


Counter Contract / Actual hours / Actual time-off / Difference

It adds up the schedule hours (work + absence ) of the weeks that make up your pay period or calendar month and shows the variance from what is contracted. It changes according to the week you are looking at.

Good to know :

  • If you haven't created a pay period, the cumulative monthly difference will be based on the calendar month.

  • The monthly variance accumulation only works if there is at least one shift or scheduled absence on each relevant week.

  • If you end your pay period during the month and don’t create the next pay period, the monthly cumulative difference will be calculated from the day after your pay period to the last day of the month.
    i.e. : You end your pay period on Sunday the 25th, the next cumulative difference will be based on the 25th to the 31st and then resume from the 1st to the 31st of the following month.


Below the full-time employee's name, you will also find the CTO counters. It doesn't update automatically. To turn overtime into CTO, go there 👈

You can hide this if you wish from the scheduling filters :


If you are using the working time arrangement, you will also find the counter associated with each of your employees, in grey, in this part.

Notable : Overtime hours are calculated on a weekly basis and are calculated on Sunday evening. When the last week of the month straddles 2 pay periods, then the overtime hours will appear on the following month's payroll.

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