Built for Teams has powerful accrual automation features, including the ability to automatically increase the amount of time off a person earns based on their tenure. The longer someone works for you, the more they can earn, and the system will automate all of the complexity for you.

In most cases companies increase accrual amounts on an annual basis. For example, an employee earns 80 hours per year until they reach their third anniversary, at which time they begin earning 120 hours per year.

Occasionally, though, we encounter a customer who increases accrual amounts on a frequency other than even yearly numbers. For example, an employee earns at a rate of 40 hours per year until they've worked for 18 months, at which time they begin earning at a rate of 80 hours per year.

To support scenarios like this, Built for Teams allows decimal values when defining the "years" value of a years-of-service tier. Implementing the previous example would mean entering a value of 1.5 years (18 months) as the point at which an employee's accrual rate should increase.

In order to determine an employee's tenure most accurately, the system uses the current date to calculate what fraction the day is of the total year. A person who has worked 1.5 years will have reached the halfway point from their last anniversary to their next anniversary. Once the employee reaches that halfway point, they would then be eligible for the next years-of-service tier.

Important Note: Because months have varying number of days, the exact day at which an employee reaches 1.5 years in Built for Teams may not always correspond to 18 actual calendar months.