Q: I’m going to go on vacation. Can I route my approvals to someone else while I am out of the office?

posted Mar 17, 2016, 4:03 PM by Peyri Herrera   [ updated Jun 13, 2019, 11:14 AM ]
Yes. Use the Alternate User function. This is similar to an “out of office” setting. All of your approvals will route to the selected Alternate User during the date range you enter. Note that you must set this up in PeopleSoft ESS or Portal, even if it is for approving Finance transactions. 

  1. Log into PeopleSoft ESS (https://ess.erp.sdcoe.net) or Portal (https://peoplesoft.erp.sdcoe.net).
  2. From ESS, click the My Profile link displayed on the screen. From Portal, navigate to Main Menu > My System Profile.
  3. Scroll to the Alternate User section. Enter 3 fields. Select an alternate user for approvals for a specified date range. If you don't know the ID of the employee, click the magnifying glass and search by "Description."
  4. Click Save (orange button).