If an employee inserts a new absence that is subject to approval, the staff member is asked who the respective 'Approver' is and can choose him/her out of a list.
This is beneficial since the employee can select the 'Approver' that is available, in case one is absent, thus saving time and increasing efficiency.
Any user within absence.io can approve/disapprove absences if they are assigned the feature "This user is allowed to accept & decline absence requests (e.g. vacation)" within their profile.
Multilayered Approval Procedures
absence.io supports multilayered approval procedures in so far that absences that are subject to approval can be redirected/forwarded. Accordingly an absence request made by a team-member would be sent to the team-leader who then could decide to forward the request to the department-head.
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