Renfrewshire Council

How to activate your substitute


Planned Leave (annual leave, flexi leave & special leave)

Within Business World you can set up a substitute during periods of absence. Once a substitute is actioned this will enable the substitute to view and action your task list in addition to their own. The substitute available to you will be your line manager based on the current position hierarchy for your service.

As the escalation period in Business World has now been extended to 14 calendar days it is essential that employees set up their substitutes throughout periods of planned leave to ensure that any tasks which may workflow to you throughout the period of your absence can still be reviewed and actioned.


Unplanned Leave (sickness)

In scenarios where a line manager is off on unplanned absence (sickness) their line manager can contact the Business World support team to activate their substitute.


For further guidance on how to activate your substitute click on the "Activating your Substitute' user guide located in the related documents section of this page.