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Absence Management. Simplified.

Robust employee absence management with digital approval workflows and daily absence limits. Effective text notifications ensure qualified substitutes fill any absence fast. Very fast.

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Absence Management Hero
29,000+  absences
filled every morning on Red Rover before the first bell rings. And not one tardy slip.
6  minutes
to fill an absence on Red Rover; faster than crossing your fingers and hoping.
22  days
to get started with Red Rover and begin saving the day for your school district.

Flexible Scheduling

Red Rover’s proprietary schedule optimization technology automatically fills every absence based on substitute availability — even support staff and partial schedules. When it comes to increasing fill rates, this is a game changer!

  • Schedule multiple subs at once
  • Manage complex school schedules
  • Total employee absence management
  • Easily swap sub assignments

Automated Text Messaging

As soon as you add a teacher absence into your system, Red Rover takes over, automatically texting each qualified sub. No manual or robocalls to manage and you can rest easy knowing that you will have the best educators in your classrooms every day.


Paperless Absence Approval

A penny saved is a penny earned and with Red Rover’s paperless absence approval, there is less paper to print and keep track of.

Red Rover’s custom dashboard and communications channels let administrators see the big picture to ensure adequate staffing levels smoothly route approvals in real time.


Free Mobile App for Substitutes

With Red Rover’s free mobile app, your district’s subs can manage work on the go — set their availability, see upcoming jobs, and fill absences with a simple tap.


“Red Rover has been an excellent fit for our district. Particularly, they have provided excellent customer service both in their implementation and ongoing use. They have been great to work with and streamlined our overall substitute program here at Columbus City Schools. Our district has many unique needs, and Red Rover was extremely responsive and helpful in accommodating us.”

Eric Ulas
Eric Ulas, Manager, Human Resources Administration
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That's not all...

As the classic song says, the hits just keep on coming. We couldn’t fit all the greatest Absence Management features above, so we tried to cram them in here, with little success. There are just too many great features.


Single Sign-On For Users

Enable employees and admins to utilize District SSO for authentication to Red Rover.


Multiple Positions For Employees

Easily manage positions and schedules for employees with more than one role.


Partial Fill Capability

Partially fill or swap subs to increase flexibility and fill rates.


FMLA Absence Alerts

Automatic, built-in workflows when absences may qualify for FMLA.


Free, Embedded Substitute Training

Invest in your subs with premier PD content, including free introductory course.


More Informed Subs

School profiles help principals uniquely market their school and make subs feel welcome.


Easy Reports For Administrators

Review the daily report of absence history. Create and generate custom reports to analyze trends.


Integrations For HR and Payroll

Pre-built and fully supported integrations for most popular HR and finance systems.


Integrated Time Tracking Solutions

Add native-built Time Tracking to provide accuracy and efficiency for payroll.

Audit Your Software

Thinking of switching platforms or want to feel confident with your current HCM solution? Audit your software with these 5 key questions:

  1. Does your HCM software help you do your job better and faster or does it hinder and slow you down?
  2. When was the last time you asked for feature or improvement that was actually implemented?
  3. How long does it take to hear back from customer service? More than an hour is too long.
  4. Do you understand what each solution costs? If your vendor’s invoice is one lump sum, that’s a big red flag.
  5. Would you describe your current solution as modern, intuitive, and a delight to use?

Committed to Interoperability

Let's be honest, software integrations are hard and casual claims of “easy” or “1-click” are at best naive. At Red Rover, we understand that software interoperability is critical to your success. We assign a dedicated, skilled technician committed to making Red Rover work for you; until the job is done. Whatever it takes.


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Create employee leave in tmsTime timesheet entries in real time.

Explore More Solutions

  • Time Tracking
  • Hiring

Time Tracking

Time Tracking. Streamlined.

Accurate, efficient employee time tracking is vital to successfully managing your district. So why do so many schools settle for slow and error-prone paper shuffling or cumbersome, incompatible software systems?


Red Rover’s time tracking solutions save time, reduce human error, and minimize fraud while effectively integrating with your current systems. Tick-tock. It’s high time you saved some time. A lot of time!


Hiring. Modernized.

Hiring by Red Rover is a match made in heaven for job seekers and hiring teams. Easily manage multiple jobs, locations, and effortlessly keep tabs on the entire process.


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