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How to Approve an Absence Request

Here are the steps to take to respond to your employees' pending absence requests.

Jeffrey Mo avatar
Written by Jeffrey Mo
Updated over a week ago

Fingercheck makes it easy for administrators and supervisors to approve their employees' absence requests.


When paying for requested time off, the system will automatically include the relevant paid hours (such as Sick or Vacation time) in the employee's time card and compensate them during the corresponding pay period. However, if you approve an absence request for a pay period that has already been processed, the system will still add the hours to the time card, but the employee won't receive payment for them.

To resolve this issue, you can either issue a manual check to compensate for the missed paid hours or include the amounts in the current payroll.

In this article, you will learn:

How to approve an absence request on the web application

  1. Log in to your Fingercheck account as an Administrator or Supervisor.

  2. Hover over the TIME & LABOR tab and select Absence Requests to open the Time Card dashboard.

    The Absence Requests page appears.

  3. If you need to edit the request, click the Edit icon (pencil) for the request, make the changes, and click Save.

  4. Select the absences you want to approve, and click Approve.

    Alternatively, you can click Delete or Decline if you do not want to approve it.

    If the request is approved, edited, or declined, the employee will receive email notification of the action. Make sure the employee has a valid email address on file.

How to approve an absence request on the mobile application

  1. Log in to the Fingercheck Mobile app.

  2. Tap the hamburger icon to open the menu.


  4. Tap the hamburger icon in the bottom right.

  5. From the options that appear, tap SELECT.

  6. Select the requests you want to approve.
    On Apple phones, you might need to swipe from the left to see selection circles.

  7. Click Approve.

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