Advanced on-call shift recurrence options

You can define the length of a shift occurrence and whether it occurs just once or recurs on a regular basis to create a series. You might want to use a single shift occurrence to cover a particular alert, or use a shift series to represent your employees' shift schedules. This topic describes the shift recurrence options. For more information about locating these options in the user interface, see Adjust shift recurrence.

Repeat Description Examples

The shift only occurs once.

Friday, October 22nd.

The shift repeats every day.

Every day.

The shift repeats on the same day every week.

Every 2 weeks on Thursday.

Every Wednesday and Friday.


The shift repeats on weekdays.

Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.

The shift repeats on weekends.

Every Saturday and Sunday.

The shift repeats on a specific day of the month.

Day 13 of every month.

Day 25 in May, June, and October.


The shift repeats on the same day of each year.

Every May 14th.
Custom The shift repeats in a custom pattern.

Every 3 days.

The third Thursday of April, May, and June.

The following sections describe how to use the advanced weekly and monthly recurrence options and explain how to end a recurrence on a certain date or after a specific number of occurrences.

Example: Create a custom weekly shift recurrence schedule

You can use the following steps to create a 9 AM to 5 PM shift that occurs every week on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday until the end of the year.