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Assign a manager to your employees

After setting up paid time off requests, you can delegate PTO approvals to your employee's managers.

Step 1. Ensure the manager has an employee account

A user must have an employee Gusto account in order to be assigned as a manager.

  1. Add the manager as an employee if this is not already set up.
  2. Grant this employee account online access to Gusto if this is not already set up.

Step 2. Assign a manager to your employees

  1. Click the People tab.
  2. Click the name of the employee who you'd like to assign a manager.
  3. Navigate to the Job & Pay tab.
  4. Click Edit next to Employment Details section. 
  5. Select the manager from the drop-down menu (shows the list of employees with Gusto access).
  6. Click Save.

Your employees will now have the ability request paid time off directly to their manager. Admins will no longer receive notifications of PTO requests, but they can still manage them from the Time Off tab. 

Step 3. Notify your managers

  • Notify your managers that they can viewapprove, and decline vacation and sick time off requests for their assigned employees. Managers must approve or decline before the corresponding payroll is processed.