In Sage HR there are settings that you can apply to direct managers that affects what they can see on their calendar and what they can do regarding time off requests for employees.

📎NOTE: If you've made a direct manager a team manager, there are team manager permissions you must also consider - Read more >

Below are Leave Management settings to consider for your direct managers.


Make a direct manager a time off approver

You can select someone's time off approver to be their direct manager.

For a direct manager to be able to approve time off for an employee that isn't their subordinate based on the org chart, you must either make them a team manager on that employee's team, or select them as an individual approver for that employee.

For details on how to set up time off approvers - Read more >


Allow direct managers to request time off for other employees

By default direct managers can't add time off for other employees. If you want a direct manager to be able to request time off for another employee, either:


Who direct managers can see on the calendar

To control who direct can see on their calendar, this can be amended in your employee permissions. You can select employees to be able to see:

  • All employees from every team

  • Only employees on their own team(s)

  • Only themselves

For details on how to amend employee permissions - Read more >

📎NOTE: If a direct manager is a team manager, their team manager permissions also affect who they can see on their calendar - Read more >


Control direct manager access to employee profiles

To control whether a direct managers can access profiles of employees who are their subordinates based on the org chart, this can be amended in your manager permissions.


Control team manager access to employee time off balances

To control whether a direct managers can access time off balances of employees who are their subordinates based on the org chart, this can be amended in your manager permissions.


Return to Set up time off permissions

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