When you assign a user as a direct manager for an employee, you can edit what all direct managers have access to. For example, if you want to amend whether a direct manager can add time off for an employee directly reporting to them.
To get to 'Direct manager' permissions:
Click your name in the top-right-hand corner, then click Settings.
On the settings menu, click Permissions, then click Permissions.
Under Select a role, click on the drop-down then select Direct manager.
You can then add, edit, or delete permissions applied to the role of 'Direct manager'.
For detailed steps on managing permissions of your existing roles, visit Configure permissions of your roles.