Scenario:
Create a new approver type that involves a specified user who will have the permissions to approve time offs only. As well as a new approval path needs to be created in which the specific user is the first approver and the supervisor the second approver.

Resolution:

To accomplish the above scenario follow these steps:
 
You will need to edit the profile of the user, who is to be setup as the specified approver and assign the user the project leader's permission and then in the project leader's permission you will need to enable the permissions for time off approval. In order to do this follow these steps:
  • Log into the Web TimeSheet as the Administrator.
  • Click on Users in the Users/Departments section.
  • In the access tab put a check mark next to Project Manager permission.
  • Then click on Save.
  • Click on Permissions in the Users/Departments section.
  • In the Permissions screen click on the Edit icon next to Project Manager permission.
  • Expand the Approvals permission section and put a check mark for Approve, Edit and View All, only beside Time Off Booking. Similarly put a check mark beside Supervisor.
  • Click on Save.
To create the new approver type follow these steps:
  • Log in to the Web TimeSheet as the Administrator.
  • Click on the Administration icon.
  • In the Approval Setup section click on Approver Types.
  • In the List Approver Types click on Add.
  • Then in the Add Approver Type screen provide a name for the approver type in the Name field.
  • Click on the drop down nest to Role and select Specified User.
  • In the Field next to User select the name of the approver.
  • Click on Save.
To create the new time off approval path follow these steps:
  • Log into the Web TimeSheet as the Administrator.
  • Click on the Administration icon.
  • In the Approval Setup section click on Approval Paths.
  • Then click on the Time Off Booking tab and click on Add.
  • Provide a name for the approval path in the field next to Approval Path Name.
  • Click on the first drop down in the Approver Type section and select the new approver type created for the specified user. Similarly click on the first drop down in the Approval Sequence section and select 1.
  • Click on the second drop down in the Approver Type section and select Supervisor. Then click on the second drop down in the Approval Sequence section and select 2.
  • Click on Save.
Follow these steps in order to assign the time off approval path in the user(s) profile.
  • Log into the Web TimeSheet as an Administrator.
  • Click on the Administration icon.
  • The click on Users in the Users/Departments section.
  • Click on the Edit icon next to name of the user for whom the new time off approval path needs to be assigned.
  • Then click on the Advanced tab and in the Approvals section click on the drop down next to Time Off Approval Path and select the new time off approval path created.
  • Click on Save.
Note:
The mass edit feature can be used in order to assign the newly created permission to multiple users at once. To do this follow these steps:
  • Log into the Web TimeSheet as the Administrator.
  • Click on the Administration icon.
  • Then click on Users in the Users/Departments section.
  • In order to select all the users for whom you want to assign this new time off approval path click on Select All. To select specific users, hold down the Ctrl key on the keyboard and click on the name of the name of the user(s).
  • Then click on the Edit button at the bottom of the page.
  • Click on the Advanced tab and then click on the drop down next to Time Off Approval Path in the Approvals section.
  • Click on Save. After clicking on save a Mass Edit Conformation window will appear with names of the users for whom you are going to make the changes.
  • Click on Save if you wish to make the changes.
Note:
You will need to deselect the Administrator during mass edit as mass edit cannot be carried out on a user currently logged in.