- Record an optional approval on a pending policy
For example, an Area Manager who is not a part of the Approval Workflow for the current policy may want to mark their optional approval for the historical record.
- Open the pending version of a policy (of which you are not the current Approver).
- Scroll past the content to locate the section titled Record My Optional Approval/Review (Fig. 1) and expand the selection by clicking the title (Fig. 2).
- Provide optional feedback or comments (as desired) to explain the justification for marking Approval, then click Record My Approval Without Advancing the Approval Workflow.
As noted in the description text, this records your name, title, and the current time in the history and the list of approvers, but no changes will be made to the Approval Workflow, the policy's status, or any dates attached to the policy.
If you are an Approver on a subsequent step, you will need to mark your approval when your turn has been reached. In other words, the optional approval does not replace or remove the assigned approval in the workflow.
Site Administrators can also complete an Approval Simulation to register approval on behalf of users who are not a part of the Workflow but also do not have Approval permissions.
This article applies to the following user roles: