Edit timesheet during approval without reopen premission

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I want to allow a supervisor the ability to edit a timesheet during their approval process, however, I do NOT want the supervisor to have the ability to reopen any historical timesheet.  To accomplish this, I created a Supervisor permission set, that has
1) under "My Direct Reports", TimeSheets -> Reopen box unchecked and
2) under "TimeSheet Approval Permissions" the "Edit Timesheet" box checked

The result is the supervisor has the ability to edit the timesheet during the approval process, as desired.  However, they also receive the "Reopen" button for all historical timesheets.  This is not the permission selections made since I did not check the Reopen box.  What are the permissions needed to get to my goal?
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JJ

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Posted 2 years ago

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Aashnee Kamboj, Community Moderator

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Hi JJ,

Thank you for using Replicon Community!

While this should not be a general behaviour, we will surely check this and get back to you.

Thanks,
Aashnee Kamboj 
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Aashnee Kamboj, Community Moderator

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Hi JJ,

Thank you for bringing this up. We will have our team look further on this and get back to you.

Thanks,
Aashnee Kamboj
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Charlene Eriksen, Product Manager

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Hi JJ,

Have been talking with the development team here and this is a known limitation of our permissions system. Unfortunately there's no permission combination that can achieve what you need currently.

Is this an important issue for your organization? What is the impact of having the broader reopen permission?

Thanks,
Charlene
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JJ

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Yes, this is an important issue to us.  We want to restrict supervisors from getting the Reopen button since it allows them to edit historical timesheets which is not desirable.  However, we do want to make it easy for the supervisor to edit and approve the weekly timesheet.  Without the edit capability being available, they have to reject the timesheet and coordinate with the submitter to fix and resubmit their timesheet (instead of simply correcting it themselves).  So combining these 2 items in a single permission is a big problem for us.
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Tony Weber

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JJ,
I certainly see your point and have thought about exactly what you are requesting. However, I have found that without doing a "reject, coordinate, fix, re-submit, approve" process the submitter potentially doesn't get the feedback/instruction that something was changed by the supervisor. Just something to consider.
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Charlene Eriksen, Product Manager

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Hi JJ,

I'm looking into this one - will update you soon.

Thanks,
Charlene
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Charlene Eriksen, Product Manager

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Hi JJ,

I've been talking with the development team about this one. It's a bit more complicated to fix than I had hoped, due to some underlying permissions limitations. Still looking for a solution and will let you know what I come up with.

Thanks,
Charlene