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I need a software or simply an excel worksheet to schedule my employees. I have 16 lifeguards and 9 headguards, two of which act as coordinators one day a week. All employees cannot work more than 40 hours a week because of the provincial law. Furthermore, they must staff 6 beaches. Everybeach has different staffing needs. Furthermore, I would like the application to be able to to take into considerations all employees needs such as vacation days and prefered beaches. Finally I would like to create a staff rotation between beaches to encourage employee motivation.

Is there an open source application for my needs available out there ?

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I'm not sure that you would find an off-the-shelf tool that can handle all the constraints. It may take less time to write your own than to modify or adapt an existing tool. –  Uri May 25 '10 at 16:17
possible duplicate of Open Source Scheduling Software? –  Sathya May 25 '10 at 18:32

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Best place to look is usually Sourceforge. They have all the projects registered there broken out by category. Here is a link to their Enterprise - HR section. There are some good timecard and vacation time management applications in there...

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