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

3 years gone and still nothing. I have to unnecessarily add a day to my tasks if theres a Sunday in between. And obviously there’s no way to manage my tasks if there are holidays in between. I am surprised they haven’t incorporated this still, after 3 years!

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This is a crucial, basic element of any worthwhile project management tool - please put this in place! It’s table stakes, IMHO.

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This feature will add so much value in managing the team availability and the total hours spent vs. available hours. I’m using the hours custom field. If there’s a task spread throughout the holidays, the hours will apply through that too. Hence the workload feature becomes inaccurate. Please have this feature available soon!


My understanding is that if you choose “Show me as away” and select the OOO period, it would notify your team if they try to assign you a task?

I don’t believe it notifies them, I believe you only appear “transparent” with a warning as an assignee. Haven’t tried myself, worth a try though.

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I just submitted a help ticket trying to figure out how to not schedule tasks on statutory/bank holidays, and found out it’s not a feature, and eventually found this thread. I’m shocked this has been requested for 4 years at this point with no movement on it from Asana.

I was shifting some task due dates this morning, and dependencies ended up being assigned on a statutory holiday for 2/3 of the assignees. And, since we have staff in the US, Canada and UK, we have a variety of statutory/bank holidays we have to accommodate, so we need some sort of “work schedule” that can be set at the user level, and could then also accommodate other periods away from work. We often run into the problem of scheduling tasks on people’s vacation/leave times.

We moved to Asana from Wrike with the promise that Asana was better in all ways, but this was a feature that Wrike had and I honestly expected it to exist in Asana as well.


Simply adding a voice to the conversation!

While the “show me as away” function is a nice visual indicator, it doesn’t help me schedule projects in advance.

Having the ability to block out org. wide initiatives/holidays/vacations would certainly help prevent last minute schedule changes and adjustments. Of course, they’re inevitable, but it would be an added layer of protection.

Would also be ideal for a template to recognize black out dates and adjust accordingly.


We’ve recently begun implementing use of this feature as a team.

While the show me as away feature does “notify” me that the individual is away it is simply by greying out their photo with a yellow ring, and adding “Away though DATE” when tagged.

I can still assign work to them during their away time. It does not prevent me from doing so, and I do not receive anything in my inbox indicating that I’ve assigned work to someone who is away :frowning:


Hello @Andrea_Mayer , thank you for organizing topics, threads and our ACF in general. On the other hand, do you realize this thread was created by @mike.enslin in April 2018. April 2018. Honestly I´m surprised by the ease you advice @Janie_Williamson to upvote after 4 years Asana did literally nothing to implement this feature…

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@Rebecca_McGrath ?

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Hello @Michal_Skrna,

yes I am aware it was created in 2018.
But I am also aware of the fact that Asana has and is constantly implementing new features, including ones from this forum that have a lot of votes.
Since Asana does not share a public roadmap it is difficult to say if and when which new features will be implemented, however they are really monitoring all feedback request threads and taking not only the total votes but also the total views into consideration :slight_smile:

Just to list a few features implemented or soon to be implemented, that were threads with many votes: this, this and a long list here.

I think everybody on this forum has new features they definitely want/need (me included), however not everything might be that easy to implement or not on Asana‘s roadmap. One thing however should definitely be pointed out as well, which is that Asana has a forum (others don’t have or not as good) and that Asana is actually listening to their customers.
They even expanded the forum recently to introduce separate sections for more languages.
Is there room for further changes/improvements: yes there always can be, but in which company there isn‘t? Would be bad if not imo.


Hello all,

My org is planning for the rollout of the Work Capacity feature in Asana. In planning for this, we wondered if there is a way to include the calculation of office holidays? Any recommendations appreciated :slight_smile:

Thank you!

This is a huge gap in the Work Capacity feature in Asana. There needs to be a way to schedule time off in the work capacity view to show that capacity is reduced for that specific time period and allow others to see that reduction in advance.


Thanks for highlighting this. IN general, I would love to black out dates in workload. Our team recently implemented a 4 day work week and now we are struggling to make workload work for our team.

I would love the ability to select the days of the week or year that the team won’t be working.