Approving Time Off in the Mobile App

How do I approve a time off request in the mobile app?

Purpose: BambooHR's iPhone mobile app makes it easy to approve an employee's time off request. This help guide will discuss how to take action on a request and the associated notifications with the approval process.

Notification: Time Off Requested

When an employee submits a new time off request, you will receive a notification on your mobile device as long as you have notifications turned on for the Mobile App through your phone settings. 

View time off requests

When you log in to the mobile app, you can go to your inbox to view all requests, or you can see a quick overview of outstanding requests on the home screen.

Approve a request from your inbox

Tap on a request to approve or deny it. You and the employee can comment back and forth regarding the request if needed. From the comment screen, you can approve or deny the request.

If you have Edit access to the specific time off type that a request is under, you can see the employee's time off balance as of that date. 

Notification of an approved or a denied request

Once you take action on a request from the comment screen, you will see a notification regarding the update. You can add any additional comments if needed.

What's next?

Do you need to know how to set up your time off approvals?

Do you understand the workflow of a time off request?

Do you know how to tell who approved or denied a time off request?

Would you like to be able to view comments within a time off request?