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I want to create an approval process within Jira but I don't want a public paper trail

Scott Walker Dec 08, 2014

Hello, I'm in recruiting at Opower and I wanted to explore our options for creating a job approval process within Jira. Right now, we don't have any "process", hiring managers simply ask us to post a job and tell us when they want it filled. This isn't scaleable anymore. 

I'm a bit new to JIRA so you might have to enlighten me a bit. Is this possible? 

Here's what I'd like the process to look like:

  • Anyone at the company can submit a request to get a job approved, but only the recruiting team can see everyone's requests. All other users can submit requests but can only see their own. 
  • Ideally, there would be a way to see a summary table of all requests, which would include the Job Title, Department, Hiring Manager, and Desired Fill Date. 

Any help would be GREATLY appreciated. Thank you!


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Nic Brough [Adaptavist] Community Leader Dec 09, 2014
  1.  You'll need to enable "reporter browse" permission (or get into some complex issue security messiness).  Then you'll be able to put "Browse: role = recruiting team, and reporter-browse" in the permission scheme.  That covers "Reporter can only see their own issues" and "recruiters can see all issues".  See
  2. That's just a filter.  I'd actually save it, share it, and start using it on dashboards as well


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