Scenario:
If there are two approvers A and B and approver B is on a vacation for a particular time-frame. Is it possible that all time-sheets directly reach approver A bypassing approver B during the absence of approver B?

Resolution:
As of now the feature is unavailable. Please submit a feature request here,
https://www.replicon.com/support/suggestions.aspx

Workaround:
Add approver A as the substitute user to approver B and provide access to only approvals during the period when approver B is on vacation. To add approver A as the substitute user to approver B:

  • Log in to Web TimeSheet.
  • Click on Settings on the top right corner.
  • Click on Substitute User on the left menu.
  • Click on Add in the substitute users screen.
  • From the Add Substitute User screen in the drop down for user choose
  • the user.
  • Select the permissions to be granted from the permission option in the
  • same screen.
  • Select the forward notifications from the list on the same screen.
  • Click Save.

Alternate workaround steps are given below:

  • Log in as the administrator.
  • Click on the Administration icon.
  • Check the box Include sub-departments under the Departments option.
  • Click on Users on the left side menu.
  • From the list of users, click on the user name for whom you want to assign a substitute user.
  • On the Edit User screen, click on the Advanced tab.
  • Scroll down to Substitute Users option.
  • Click on Add Substitute User
  • Select the user from the User Name drop down.
  • Select the permissions that the substitute user would have access to or
  • choose All to enable full access.
  • Select the Forward Notifications where all the notifications will be forwarded to the substitute user.
  • Select the start date and end date if required.
  • Click Done.
  • Click Save.