During the selfroster window you will be asked to pick your own shifts to meet your quota, which may include restrictions that prevent you picking more than a certain part of your quota in the early stages of the selfroster window. The quota system is explained in the help article here.
The implications of failing to meet your quota by selecting your own shifts are as follows:
- You may be allocated shifts randomly at the close of the selfroster window: HosPortal's sytem ensures that the entire roster period is filled at the end of the selfroster period. Those people least in compliance with their quota are picked first to fill any gaps. You will be advised of the shifts you have been allocated in this way immediately after the selfroster window closes.
- If you have still not satisfied your quota requirements after all gaps in the roster have been filled, you may be called on during the roster period if there are unexpected shift vacancies, for instance if a staff member resigns from the hospital. Those people least in compliance with their quota are picked first to fill those gaps.
Shifts allocated to you automatically under (1) and (2) above count towards your quota, so you are less likely to be picked again in future.
Using the market
The quota is designed to encourage people to select an appropriate number of shifts during the selfroster window. You cannot fill your quota by picking up shifts from the market, or by swaps, even if you pick them up during the period that the selfroster window is open. The credit for the shift always goes to the person who picked the shift directly during the selfroster process.