Renfrewshire Council

How to claim overtime & allowances

Within Business World you can submit an overtime/allowance claim electronically. Once you have submitted your claim it will automatically workflow for approval. In most cases the approver will be your line manager based on the position hierarchy at that point in time, however there are specific types of claims which workflow based on the financial modeller, such as supply teacher hours. 

  • Financial Modeller -  This was built in collaboration with the Finance Business Partners and reflects financial approval levels within the organisation. The Financial Modeller is used to route financial transactions for approval, such as sales invoices and purchase requisitions etc.
  • Position Hierarchy -This was built in collaboration with HR and reflects the levels of Line Management within the organisation. This is used to route to route HR transactions such as expense claims, annual leave requests etc.


When submitting an overtime/allowance claim in Business World please remember to:

  • Ensure a claim is not submitted with 0 hours/balance. (A message will display when you try to submit a clam with 0 hours/balance as a reminder)
  • Ensure the claim is no more than 90 days old. (claims over 90 days old will require a second level of approval from your line manager's line manager)
  • Update the correct cost centre if required.
  • Check you have selected the correct position for the claim if you hold more than one position.

For further guidance on how to submit overtime/allowance claims within Business world click on the user guides located in the related documents section of this page.