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Require OpenShift Pick Up Approval (Shift Bidding)

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Shift Bidding, also called OpenShift Requests, is an option within an OpenShift that allows employees to express interest in the shift. Require pick up approval on OpenShifts to allow users to bid on the shift.

You can also require pick up approval from your web app or Android device.


  • Shift Bidding is available on Pro level plans. The account holder can upgrade to Pro on the Account & Billing page via the web.
  • The pick up approval option is not available for OpenShifts that have multiple instances. If the pick up approval option is checked, the How Many field is inaccessible.

Require pick up approval

Create or edit an OpenShift in the scheduler to require pick up approval.

  1. From the When I Work Staff Scheduling app, tap Calendar Scheduler at the bottom of the screen.
  2. In the top-right corner of the screen, tap Add.
    • If you want to add a one-off OpenShift, tap Custom Shift.
    • If you want to add an OpenShift you frequently schedule, tap one of your shift templates. If you haven’t added shift templates for shifts that regularly occur, create a shift template.
  3. Set up the shift details.
  4. Tap the switch for Require Pickup Approval.
  5. When you’re finished, tap Save in the top-right corner of the screen to save.
    A confirmation prompt appears.

    • If you want to save the shift without making it visible to qualified employees, tap Save (unpublish).
    • If you want to make the shift visible and notify qualified employees, tap Save & Publish.
Updated on February 26, 2020

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