My Team - Approving or Denying Goals

When a user submits a new goal or modifies an existing goal and clicks the Send an Approval Request link, if goal approval is required, an approval request email is sent to the manager or the goal approver (if the corresponding email is active). The manager/approver can approve or deny the request from either their Inbox or the Action Items page in My Team.

Action Items in My Team are items that managers must address for their direct reports. The Action Items tab contains any approval requests and performance review information. From this page, the manager can select the goal approval request, which opens the Edit Goals page, where they can modify the goal and approve or deny the request.

The Edit Goals page allows managers to adjust their direct reports' goals - they can update progress, change visibility, and add comments. See Editing Goals for additional information.

Managers can approve or deny the goal by clicking on the appropriate button at the bottom of the screen.

To approve or deny a direct report's goal:

  1. Click the My Team tab.
  2. With your ID card selected on the left, click the Action Items tab. All of the items that require your action appear.
  3. Next to the goal you are reviewing, click the Approve/Deny link.
  4. If you are able to edit the goals of direct reports, you may choose to do so before approving or denying the goal. See Editing Goals for additional information.
  5. At the bottom of the screen, click APPROVE or DENY. If you click Deny, you are prompted to add a comment regarding the denial. This enables managers to explain why the goal was denied. An email is sent to the user, informing them that the goal was denied (if the corresponding email is active). If you click Approve, the goal is approved. An email is sent to the user, informing them that the goal was approved (if the corresponding email is active). If you made any changes to the goal before approving it, those changes are now a part of the approved goal.