If you are in a rush to get items approved for billing or payroll, you can bypass the approval chain. When you approve items as a Billing, Payroll, or Cost Manager, the item becomes fully approved, skipping all pending approvers and any validation. You can even approve unsubmitted items; the item will be automatically submitted and approved.
To approve an item:
If you're a billing or cost manager, and want to approve time entries, select Time Entries from the View By field located in the top, right-hand corner of the Timesheets page.
Alternately, you can click Reject to send it back to the owner for correction.
If you want to bypass approvals for an unsubmitted item, use the Approve button as outlined above. The item will be automatically submitted and approved. However, if you want the item to be submitted for normal approvals, you can use the Submit button. You may be required to enter comments in the prompt.
No, approvals are only bypassed when in the Billing, Payroll, and Cost sections. If you approve items in the Team section, the item will proceed to the next approver like normal.
If a time entry is reopened, its timesheet reopens automatically. If an entry is rejected, its owner is prompted to reopen the associated timesheet, if it’s submitted or approved. This is because submitted timesheets should only include submitted entries.
To ensure timesheets aren’t submitted with a rejected entry, we recommend administrators apply the Prevent submission of time entries not submitted workflow condition.