I am looking for more info on sequential vacation approvals. My company has several hundred employees, and requires different level of approvals based on number of days off requested. 1 or 2 days vacation requires approval of Supervisor and then Group Manager. 3 or more days requires those 2 plus Division director. But some people report direct to Group Manager, so those persons would need just one approval (or two if it is 3 days or more).
I am not sure how to account for all these different variables. I was thinking that a Form would be simplest for the employee to fill out. Do I put in a field on the form that asks "less than 3 days" or "3 days or more"? And then can I use Sharepoint to deal with them differently according to that field in the form?
And, how do you define all of the various supervisors and managers by employee, do I have to build a list with each employee and their reporting chain?
What do you do when someone in the approval chain is on vacation and not responding to approvals? Can you easily substitute a different person to handle those while they are away? Skip supervisor and go right to group manager? Or substitute a different person as group manager if they are away?
Thank you for any assistance in working out the best way to deal with this.