Employee leave and absence experience enhancements in Microsoft Teams

Important

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Enabled for Public preview General availability
Users by admins, makers, or analysts Jan 2022 Mar 2022

Business value

This feature will provide additional leave and absence capabilities for employees and managers in the Human Resources app for Microsoft Teams.

Feature details

We are continuing to bring workflow capabilities to employees and enhance the current capability set as part of our Dynamics 365 Human Resources app for Microsoft Teams. Employees can submit, edit, and cancel their existing leave requests using the Teams app. We are also enhancing the manager's ability to view more details about their direct reports' leave balances and have better visibility of the team and company calendar. This new capability can improve productivity of employees and managers by providing tools to manage their leave and absence right in their flow of work.

This feature will provide the following capabilities:

  • Users can edit or cancel their existing submitted or approved leave requests.
  • Managers can view their direct reports' leave balances while reviewing leave requests.
  • Calendar enhancements will allow users to view a companywide calendar or their extended reports' availability calendar, based on their roles and permissions.