Permission: Manage schedules.
When the survey round first closes, there's a 2 week soft close period where employees can contribute late submissions without influencing the already-completed calculation priorities and strengths.
This is provides a period of stability when action planning based on the round close insights may already be well underway, simultaneously enabling employees who've been away to provide a response.
After the 2 week period, the survey round automatically hard closes. However, it's possible to manually hard close the survey round, if you don't want to receive late submissions.
- Go to Administration > Schedules.
- Go to the Activity tab.
- Click the Hard close round button next to the survey round that you need to close. This option only appears after the survey round has already soft closed, typically around or after 02:00 UTC the day after survey close date.
- Confirm the hard close in the pop up that displays.
The survey round is instantly hard closed, and employees can no longer provide a late submission.