Holiday/Leave/Block off time - either as PTO, Holiday, or all day task

Adding another vote for this feature. I have a calendar project set-up in Asana with start and end dates for OOO’s to keep track of when the team is available, but it would be more useful if I could set date ranges to not assign them tasks or at least get an alert saying this falls on days they are out so I don’t have to reference this calendar for each task I assign. And it would be handier as a feature I can set vs. something in their user profile only they have control over.

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Hi folks,

I’m sorry I don’t have an update on this topic yet, please rest ensured that I’m keeping a close eye on this request internally. In the meantime, you might be interested in this cool tip using Rules shared Asana’s Certified Pro @fitz2 !

Needed feature so we do not have to manually enter all of people in on a task for the holiday just to block that day off from scheduling.

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Hi Marie,

Do you have any news concerning this topic? :slightly_smiling_face:
Thanks a lot.


Not at the moment @Cedric_Brandelard, but I’ll update this thread as soon as I do!

We have a problem with workload because we cannot set holidays. So we have to split tasks and this is not ideal.
It would be ideal to have the possibility to set globally a holiday calendar so that workload is actually realistic.


Hi @Fabrizio_Regini, thanks for your feedback and sorry for the late follow-up here! We already have a thread for. this request to I’ve gone ahead and merged your post with the main thread to centralize feedback! If you are interested, I also recommend you checking this Forum Leader’s tip: What is Workload without knowing your team's OOO (Out of Office) time? 🕛

I’d love the ability to add an out of office reminder in Asana. We’ve had a couple use cases where someone has assigned a quick or urgent task to someone who is ooto that could have easily been assigned to someone else to avoid an unnecessary timeline delay. Our managers are now having to keep a google calendar open when assigning a task which can be fairly cumbersome. Some ways I could see an ooto feature in Asana:

  • a pop up or warning that occurs when you assign a task to someone who is ooto or if your deadline may conflict
  • Or, a setting to enable an automated comment/response to any tasks assigned to you while you are out

Hi @Danielle7, welcome to the Asana Community Forum and thanks for taking the time to share your feedback with us! We have a popular thread in the forum on this topic so I’ve gone ahead and merged your post with the main thread to centralize feedback!

Can you link to that other post, so that we can upvote it?

This is the post @Sarah_Baker, simply scroll up to the top of the page and click on the “Vote” button in the top left corner :slight_smile:

Hi @Marie

Following with interest.

In the meantime, is it possible to get a OOO template?


Hi @TreeStory_Admin :wave:t3:

I’m not sure what you mean by “OOO template?”

@Marie “OOO” stands for Out of Office. @TreeStory_Admin probably is wondering if Asana is looking to offer a general template that accomplished what I have spelled out in What is Workload without knowing your team’s OOO (Out of Office) time? :clock12:

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Oh got you @LEGGO :+1:t3:

@TreeStory_Admin we don’t have one at the moment, but you can look at the project Jerod shares in What is Workload without knowing your team's OOO (Out of Office) time? 🕛 for some inspo :slight_smile:

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Thanks, @LEGGO and @Marie.

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How is this still not a thing! really hope this is getting built soon.


This thread goes back a couple years. This is a basic feature. I really cannot understand why this hasn’t been implemented yet!

How many “votes” does it take?

Add mine for expedited implementation.


I’m also putting my hand up for this one!! :wave:

We use the OOO feature, however, it doesn’t prevent people from assigning a task, nor can you see if someone else is OOO in advance, it is only apparent when they are already away.

Similar to previous posts, we work across countries, so it would be great to be able to create ‘blackout dates’ for either individual users and/or within set projects - for dates such as public/national holidays, annual leave, office closures and weekends.

This could be a significant time-saver in planning, offer more realistic timeframes and clear transparency for clients & management when reviewing project timelines.


Any updates on this Asana? This is such a crucial feature – it causes so much stress in our team :pensive: