Time does not need to be marked Approved prior to archiving time but the feature can be useful. Timesheet approvals are generally used by companies with mid-level supervisors who need to approve time before going up the management tree.
An administrator or selected supervisor can approve time by clicking Approve Time, selecting the date range, the users, and the desired time classifications, and then clicking through to approve the hours.
How to Setup a Supervisor’s Permission to Approve Time
If an administrator wants a supervisor to approve time, the admin will enable the feature in the supervisor’s settings. At the bottom of the page, enable project time approvals.
Once the settings have been changed, the supervisor will have an Approve Time item in the left-hand menu.