Substitute fulfillment system

  • US 7,430,519 B2
  • Filed: 11/16/2001
  • Issued: 09/30/2008
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/21/1998
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A substitute fulfillment system comprising:

  • a database comprising worker records, said worker records having information associated with workers for each of one or more organizations, and substitute records, said substitute records having information associated with at least one substitute worker; and

    a server coupled to the database, the server is configured for;

    receiving, from an authorized individual associated with a first organization, an absentee list of one or more absent workers from the first organization via at least one communication link coupled to the server, wherein the authorized individual is a worker other than one of the absent workers;

    generating, after receiving the absentee list, one or more lists of one or more potential substitute workers, each generated list comprising one or more substitute workers who can fill a position of one of the absent workers on the absentee list using the worker records associated with the absent worker and the substitute records; and

    contacting electronically potential substitute workers listed on one of the generated lists until one of the substitute workers on the one generated list agrees to fill in for the absent worker, and contacting potential substitute workers listed on a different one of the generated lists if such different list was generated and if no substitute worker on the one generated list has agreed to fill the position for the absent worker;

    receiving an acceptance from one of the substitute workers agreeing to fill in for the absent worker; and

    securing, in response to the receiving an acceptance step, the position for the substitute worker to fill in for the absent worker.

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