The other part of our challenge with absences (see Absences Part 1: Responsibility/Authority Coverage) is how to handle scheduling planned absences - vacation - within the construct of Holacracy.
My perception based on both H1 trainings, forums, articles and 3+ years of practice tell me that the bulk of "HR" type requirement & responsibility is generally handled in most organizations via agreements that work alongside / in tandem with Holacracy.
Things like requesting PTO (paid time off) and having it approved or denied seems very difficult to accomplish via governance. Related business items generally handled in "HR" departments like compensation, benefits, training, and performance evaluation are similarly complex. We're getting closer to something functional but are eager for ideas about coordinating absences.
How do other organizations handle planning & scheduling of absences?
Your input would be very helpful!