Different permissions are provided in Tempo Timesheets and JIRA to enable managers and teams to customize more granularly information that team members can see, depending on their role on that team.
In our latest release of Tempo Timesheets for JIRA Server, we’re introducing new permissions to simplify the permission management in Tempo. We’ve also added a simpler way to see invalid worklogs when users submit their timesheets for review.
All permission previously set by your JIRA Admin, will migrate to the new one if applicable.
Let’s take a closer look at the new changes.
Tempo permissions are now with JIRA permissions
A JIRA administrator can configure Tempo’s global permissions. JIRA administrators can now more easily maintain permissions for Tempo Timesheets along with other JIRA permissions. The Tempo Permissions administration section has been removed.
|Tempo Administrator's permission||Tempo Administrator's permission||The configuration location|
|Tempo Team Manager permission||Tempo Team Administrators permission||The configuration location|
|Tempo Account Manager permission||Tempo Account Administrators permission||The configuration location|
|Tempo Rate Manager permission||Tempo Rate Administrators permission||The configuration location|
|Tempo Time Tracking permission||Work On Issues permission||The configuration location. Also, all JIRA users who have Work On Issues permission for at least one project can access and use Tempo Timesheets|
|Role to view project worklogs||View All Worklogs permission||The configuration location. Also, only users who were in the role to view project worklogs, automatically have the new View All Worklogs permission. Approve Timesheet permission is no longer sufficient to see the worklogs of team members|
|User with Approve Timesheet permission can log work for team members||Log Work for Others permission||The configuration location. Also, users and groups who had the project role to view project worklogs, now have permission to log work for others on issues in the project.
Approve Timesheet permission no longer gives users permission to log work for other users
For instance, users who create teams in JIRA, e.g. a human resource manager or a development manager, would need a global manage team permission. Team leads and other mid-level management roles that directly manage employees’ logged work efforts need a team-specific permission.
Project-specific permissions are useful for project managers who need to manage all time and effort spent on tasks, issues, stories, and epics associated with specific JIRA Projects.
Read more about how to grant different permission in Tempo Timesheets here.
Improvements to the timesheet approval process
Not familiar with the timesheet approval process? Enabling Tempo Timesheets’ approvals process is easy, here’s how!
In our latest release, timesheets reviewers will see fewer or none invalid worklogs. It saves time for reviewers and for team members submitting their timesheets, as they instantly see if there is something that needs a second look (the screenshot above).
How does that work?
When you submit your timesheet from the Worklog Calendar, you are now notified of any invalid worklogs and can correct them. Hence, lesser invalid worklogs for both you and your reviewer – it’s a win-win situation!
Also, please read about proactive actions before upgrading.