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Out of Office

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Don’t make them wait.

Automate handovers when users are out of office.

Customers and stakeholders are impatient.

Make progress while team members disconnect with automated handovers to available coverers.

Out Of Office

Absences won’t be blockers

Reassign to coverers

Don’t slow down when a team member is away.

Out of Office rules can automatically reassign their issues and approvals!


Cross-project user list

Who is available?

Managers, project leads and colleagues can check who is out of office before planning and assigning work.

Capacity reporting

OoO fields for JQL

Create intuitive gadgets to see how issues are being reassigned and how leaves are impacting your productivity

Take a break from Jira

Guilt-free vacation management

Feeling confident about taking time off is
a few clicks away.

Setup your Jira vacation responder, let your colleagues cover your back, and enjoy your vacation!

Integrate with your apps

Plan from your Calendar

Integrate with your apps

No need to create your rules from Jira!

Run Out of Office from Slack, Outlook, or Google Calendar, automate with Zapier, and integrate with leading apps for Jira like Tempo.

Or build your custom integration with our REST API.

Use Cases

Absence Management

Define Out of the Office rules when traveling,
or during sabbaticals, child care,
sick leaves, etc.

Changing prios

Team members who have been temporarily shifted to a different initiative can announce that their assignations won’t be prioritized.


Functional teams like support or QA can ensure that issues are immediately assigned to an available team member

Multifunctional teams

Multifunctional teams and teams
based on shifts can create a fixed
delegation structure

Call in sick

On sick days, rules can be activated spontaneously from mobile devices using the app for Slack.



Managers can use JQLs to retrieve a comprehensive list of all the Jira issues with assignees who are out of the office, and much more

The Handover Shop

Out of Office today is about automating handovers and speeding up delivery.

Don’t miss out on all our tips and best practices!

Out of Office rules

Define Out of Office rules. As many as you need.

Out of Office messages

Share your status with a comment in every issue assigned during your absence.

Good little tool to avoid stale Jira ticket during people's holidays.


Select who will be covering for you during your leave

Approver Coverers

Automatically send Jira Service Management requests to a different approver.

JQL Filters

Use JQLs to define how your rule will be triggered

This add-on is vital to what we do - to ensure that our clients tickets don't go unnoticed if someone is on leave …

Bulk reassign open issues

Issues already assigned to the rule owner can be reassigned in bulk

User Administration

Build gadgets, reports, and issue filters to track the impact of leaves and ooo reassignments

Issue Glance

See when an assignee is Out of Office and when they will be back

Mention tags

Trigger warnings of upcoming and current absences when users are mentioned in Jira

API for developers

Connect to any third party platform with REST API Tokens

Out of Office Assistant app for Slack

Control your out of office rules from Slack

Capacity Reporting

Build gadgets, reports, and issue filters to track the impact of leaves and ooo reassignments

Get Started with Out of Office Assistant

Getting Started


Pick your role:

User Guide

Become a Power User

Discover Advanced Features, JQL reporting, and a lot more…


Connect Jira

Your Out of Office events are only as good as your data. Connect your external calendars!

Video Overview

Find your time-tracking app and create your rules with Zapier