Organize your team into groups

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Written by Justyna Kawalec
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Departments make it easy to organize your team into groups.

Assigning a person to a department

You can assign a person to a department in the Info tab of their profile.


Assigning person to a department.

Sorting and filtering by department

You can also sort and filter the Schedule by department.

Sorting and filtering by department on the Schedule view.

Limiting department view

You can limit Member's and Manager's view to one or more departments, or sub-departments. Select Can view > Departments from the Access tab within their profile and select the departments you want them to see. They will only see the people, projects, and activities related to their viewable departments or sub-departments.

Limiting Member's and Manager's view to specific departments.

Managing departments and sub-departments

An Account Owner or an Admin can see an overview of all the departments from the Departments tab within the Team settings. This is where you can see how many people are in a specific department, add sub-departments, or delete departments you no longer need.

Manage departments, add-sub-departments, or delete departments

📝Note: If you're a Manager looking to add or edit sub-departments for your own department, reach out to an Admin or Account Owner for your team to request any updates.

Sub-departments allow greater flexibility to add a team within a department in Float. For example, you may have frontend, backend, and mobile teams within an Engineering department.

To add a sub-department, click the plus (+) icon for the department and add the sub-department name.

Add the sub-department name

💡Here's a tip: Once you've added a new sub-department, you can assign people in bulk to the new sub-department using the bulk actions menu on the People page.

Assign multiple people to a department

Assigning a Manager to a department or sub-department

A People Manager for a department or sub-department can schedule and approve time off for that group of team members. An Admin or Account Owner can assign a manager to a department or sub-department on the People page:

  1. Click the manager's name on the People page to open up their profile.

  2. Select Access and assign People Manager access rights.

  3. Select Manages to assign departments or sub-departments to the manager.

Assign a manager to a department


You can check departments details on the people report.

Departments report within People report.

You can also filter by a specific department to only show teammates assigned to it.

Filtering by department on the reports page.
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