Submitting Timesheets for Approval


How to submit Tempo timesheets for approval -- for yourself or a team member


Submitting timesheets for your team members requires the Manage Team or Approve Timesheets permission for the team.

At the end of a period, when you have completed the required workload and logged time, you can submit your timesheet to a reviewer, typically the Team Lead. When a period finishes, the period status changes to Ready to Submit. Selecting a reviewer for a timesheet will automatically send an email to the reviewer asking them to approve or reject the timesheet.


Once you have submitted your timesheet, you can no longer create or edit worklogs in the submitted period.

To submit your own timesheet for approval:

  1. Select My Work My_Work__1_.jpg in the Tempo sidebar.

  2. Click Submit Period at the top to submit the current period's timesheet, or click the drop-down arrow to select an earlier period.

  3. Select a Reviewer from the drop-down list. Reviewers include any Team Lead for a team where you are a member, or a person who has the Approve Timesheets permission.

  4. Optionally, you can add a comment for the reviewer.

  5. Click Submit. The period status changes to Waiting for approval.



  • You must be a member of a team to submit your timesheet for approval and must select a Reviewer when submitting your timesheet.

  • If you are a member of multiple teams, you may have the option to choose from a number of Reviewers. The hours displayed on your timesheet will represent all of the time you logged during that period, not just the hours associated with one team.

  •  Team Leads cannot approve their own timesheet.

  • If there are no Reviewers available in the drop-down list, you will need to be added to a team with an approver, or add an approver to your team by granting them the Approve Timesheets permission.

  • You can only submit timesheets for your current period or the two past periods. You must have Manage Team permissions to submit timesheets for periods prior to that time.

Submitting Timesheets for Team Members

As Team Lead, you can submit timesheets for your team members. You may want to do this if they can't submit it themselves before the end of the approval period, such as if they're sick or on vacation. You can submit timesheets in the Teams view, or directly in the user's timesheet in My Work.

Watch this video to see how you can submit timesheets for your team members:

To submit timesheets in the Teams view:

  1. Select Teams Teams__1_.png in the Tempo sidebar.

  2. Select the team for which you wish to submit timesheet.

  3. Click Approvals at the upper-right.

  4. You can submit any timesheets that are Ready to Submit or Open.

    Submit timesheets
    • To submit a timesheet for a single team member, click Submit next to the relevant team member's name.

    • To submit timesheets for multiple team members, select the check-boxes next to the the team members whose timesheets you want to submit, and then click Submit at the top.

    • To submit all timesheets that are Ready to Submit or Open, select the check-box at the top-left, then click Submit at the top.


  • Please note that team leads (or others with Manage Team permissions) can submit timesheets for their team members for any period in this Teams - Approvals view.

To submit an individual team member's timesheet in My Work:

  1. Select My Work My_Work__1_.jpg in the Tempo sidebar.

  2. Click Timesheet at the upper-right to display the Timesheet view.

  3. Click the drop-down arrow next to your name to display an editable field and drop-down.

  4. Type the name of the team member whose timesheet you want to submit. 

    Submit individual team member's timesheet
  5. Click the Submit Period drop-down at the top of the user timesheet to display the 3 most recent timesheets.

  6. Click Submit for the timesheet to be submitted.

    Submit timesheet for period
  7. To quickly return to your own timesheet view, you can simply click My Work My_Work__1_.jpg in the sidebar again.