Manager - Approve/Deny Observation Checklist

Depending on the configuration of the observation checklist, a checklist may require approval from the employee's direct manager before the observation checklist is complete. If approval is required by the employee's manager, managers can review a submitted checklist and approve or deny the checklist completion.

This page is accessed by clicking the observation checklist name on the Pending Checklists page.

Only an employee's manager can approve or deny the employee's observation checklist.

The Approve and Deny buttons only appear after all items in the observation checklist have been validated.

When the checklist is approved or denied, this action is added to the History section which indicates whether the checklist was approved or denied, including the manager's name and user ID and the date and time on which the checklist was approved or denied. If the manager denied the checklist, the manager's comments are included in the history item.

Approve Checklist Completion

Click Approve to approve the observation checklist completion. When the checklist is approved, the following occurs:

  • The checklist status changes from Pending Completion Approval to Completed.
  • The Approve and Deny buttons are no longer available.
  • Details of the approval are added to the History section.

Deny Checklist Completion

Click Deny to deny the observation checklist completion. This opens the Deny Approval pop-up.

In the Comments field, enter comments to explain why the checklist is denied and click Deny. The Comments field is not required.

When the checklist is denied, the following occurs:

  • The checklist status changes from Pending Completion Approval to Denied.
  • If configured in email management, the approval denied email is triggered.
  • Previously validated competencies are no longer validated. Values for Rating, Date, Method, and Validated By remain visible. However, they cannot be edited by the manager.
  • The checklist progress bar resets to zero percent.
  • The Approve and Deny buttons are no longer available.
  • Details of the denial are added to the History section.

After the checklist is denied, the validator must revalidate the checklist:

  • The checklist status is Denied.
  • The checklist progress is reset to zero percent.
  • Previously validated competencies are no longer validated. Values for Rating, Date, and Method are visible and can be edited by the validator. Values for Validated By are reset until they are revalidated by the validator. The Skills column reflects that none of the skills have been validated.

The validator can validate the competencies and select the corresponding Date, Rating, and Method options and click Save. Once all competencies are all validated, the Submit for Approval button is available. After the validator clicks the Submit for Approval button, the checklist status is changed from Denied to Pending Checklist Approval, which reinitiates the manager approval process. If configured in email management, the pending completion approval email is triggered. Note: If the validator who completes the checklist is also the user's direct manager, then the manager approval workflow is bypassed.