This user guide is valid for add-on FarAway for JIRA 6.2.x and lower.
The extension FarAway for JIRA from the Atlassian company brings the ability to register absences of workers directly in JIRA. The extension was developed by the company Onlio.
Planned absences (holidays), doctor appointments or home office work hours are all taken into account for by the extension, and illness or other absences are also approached.
According to their rights, users of JIRA have the ability to see a clear table of absent colleagues and also the planned dates of their holidays.
Another benefit is the extension of the custom fields by an item "Assignee on Vacation Warning", which can be added to the screen view of the requirement issue.
In the case of adding issues to an absent worker information on the page about his absence will be highlighted.
Colleagues on "Homeoffice" are registered as absent, however concerning other aspects their status appears to be "at work" in the registry.
With the FarAway plug in we also suggest the Authorized Users plug in from Onlio for keeping an eye on who is substituting absent workers.
Please see the Administration and User guides below for more information.