Many companies may need more than 1 person to control their HR settings on sumHR. Or there could be the need to give extra access to certain senior members of the company, over and above their standard employee access rights. 

This is where "Permissions and Permission Roles" come in. 


Permissions mean allowing access to a user/employee(s) to access certain or all sections of your company's sumHR account, over and above their default employee access rights. 

Permission Roles

When the administrator wants an employee(s) to have specific access to certain select few sections of sumHR, he/she has to create a "Permission Role" and then "Assign Permission Role" to that employee(s). So, a Permission Role is a group of selected access rights for specific sections of the administrator page, employee profile page, or other pages of their sumHR account. 

  • The administrator of your company's sumHR account can create unlimited number of Permissions Roles.
  • One Permission Role may have something common with another Permission Role, or even be the exact same copy of the other.
  • Just creatng a Permission Role will not give any employee those access rights. The administrator has to "Assign Roles" to desired employees after creating them.

Admin Rights

In case the company requires 2 or more Administrators, the Permission Roles may not be sufficient. Though by selecting/activating all the available access rights in a Permission Role, you'll be giving almost the same access and power as the Administrator, it's still not the exact copy of the Administrator account.

To make any employee a duplicate administrator, you need to "Assign Admins Rights" to the employee. You'll find answers about "how to do that" in the support knowledgebase.