Approve Hours in the Mobile App

Purpose: We've made approving hours even easier by giving you access to do this in BambooHR's mobile app. This help guide will show you how you can do this in BambooHR.

iPhone

Notification

To approve your hours, tap on the Inbox or tap directly on the "Hours are ready for approval" notification on Home.

Select the notification in the Inbox that you'd like to take action on.

Review the hours for each of the employees. You will be able to see any time off taken, paid company holidays, and the employee's total hours worked during the pay period.

Tap "Approve All Hours" to complete the approval.

Can I Approve Hours for an Individual Employee?

To approve an individual employee's hours:

  1. Tap on "Employees" to open the directory and search for the employee whose timecard you want to approve. 
  2. Tap on "Personal" to get the pull-down and select "Timesheet". 
  3. Review the entries, and then tap "Approve All Hours" and the hours are approved! 
What if an Employee is Clocked in when I Approve the Hours?

If an employee is currently clocked in when you go to approve hours, you will be notified.

Simply adjust the employee's clock out time and tap "Clock Out & Approve" to continue with approving hours. If there are multiple employees who are clocked in, you will need to individually set clock out times for each employee on their Timesheet tab in the mobile app.

Android

Notification

To approve your hours, tap on the Inbox or tap directly on the "Hours are ready for approval" notification on Home.

Select the notification in the Inbox that you'd like to take action on.

Review the hours for each employee. You will be able to see any time off taken, paid company holidays, and the employee's total hours worked during the pay period.

Tap "Approve All Hours" to complete the approval.

Can I Approve Hours for an Individual Employee?

To approve an individual employee's hours:

  1. Tap on "Employees" to open the directory and search for the employee whose timecard you want to approve.
  2. Tap on the "Timesheet" tab.
  3. Review the entries and then tap "Approve All Hours" and the hours are approved!
What if an Employee is Clocked in when I Approve the Hours?

If an employee is currently clocked in when you go to approve hours, you will see their total time in orange.

If you try to approve hours anyway, you will see an error and you will not be able to approve any hours until this employee is clocked out.

To clock the employee out, you can either go to their profile in the mobile app to adjust the time or go to their employee profile on the web and approve hours on their timesheet. On either option, you see an option to enter a clock out time and approve the hours for the employee.

What's Next?

Do you want to learn more about approving hours in BambooHR on the web?

Want to see how employees can enter hours worked in the mobile app?