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Approve Enrollment in ELM


Managers, Supervisors and Training Coordinators

When an employee enrolls in a course that requires manager approval, ELM automatically routes that approval request to the employee’s manager/supervisor. ELM takes all of its data from SEMA4 and will identify the manager/supervisor as the person named in the “Reports to” field of that database. The manager or supervisor is primarily responsible for approving their employee's request for training. Our short online course is available to Managers/Supervisors providing instruction on how to approve training for an employee in ELM. Additionally, a Quick Reference Guide (QRG) is available to aid you in the approval process.

There are instances where a Training Coordinator will need to take action on behalf of the enrolled employee or manager to ensure that their request is approved or denied in a timely fashion. Additionally, there are cases in SEMA4 where the "Reports to" field is blank.  It is then your responsibility, as a training coordinator, to take action on behalf of the enrolled employee to ensure that their request is approved or denied. Quick Reference Guides (QRGs) are provided to aid you in approving an employee who falls under either of the above instances.

Managers, Supervisors and Training Coordinators will approve employees through the Administrative Portal of ELM.

ELM Quick Reference Guides

Approving as a Manager/Supervisor

Training Coordinator - Approve in the case of a missing 'Reports To' (Maintain Approvals)

Training Coordinator - Approve for a Manager/Supervisor (Monitor Approvals)

Managers and Supervisors Course

This ELM Manager online course will train managers how to view team learning, approve/deny learning requests and enroll/register team members in learning opportunities.


Still have questions about approving enrollment in ELM? Visit our FAQ page for more information.

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