Jira users can easily access and view the out-of-office status (automatic reply) of an assignee when viewing a specific issue.
To access the out-of-office status (automatic reply) of an assignee, simply navigate to the issue view and find the "Out of office status" below the Field groups, as displayed in the screenshot below.
Image 1 : “Out of office status” panel in an issue view
By clicking on the highlighted section, the panel will reveal the absence information of the user assigned to that specific issue.
Image 2 : Out of Office information of the assignee
This information includes the scheduled out-of-office status (automatic reply) on the Outlook calendar of the assignee and it has four distinct states:
the assignee has scheduled an out of office status (automatic reply) with no return date
the assignee has scheduled an out of office status (automatic reply) with a return date
the assignee is available, as determined by their current Outlook calendar status
there is no user assigned to the issue
This feature provides valuable insights into colleagues availability, thus reducing the chance of missed deadlines and providing the necessary information about any potential delays. With this information readily available, teams can make informed decisions and ensure that the right person is assigned to the right task at the right time.