During the approval procedure for leave requests one of the many things that REACH monitors and records in your audit log.
One of the important items that we monitor and record is the IP address of all participants. The IP address is the digital location of the user when they transact on REACH.
We can use this IP address to help
us identify any suspicious approvals that are being processed for
students which fall into the following categories;
1. Approving Parent/Host IP address = Student IP Address
When a leave request is created by a student and the Parent or Guardian's approving IP address matches the leave creation IP address of the student. This will indicate instances where it is possible that a student is attempting to approve leave as the parent.
2. Approving Parent IP address = School Network address
When a Parent or Guardian's approving IP address matches the school's IP address. This will indicate instances where it is possible that a student is attempting to approval leave as the parent from the school's identified network.
When we identify leave request that fit these profiles we make then a
s potentially suspicious with an IP Alert icon in the Manage Leave
The IP Alert icon provides a visual alert for staff when
viewing the manage leave screen that is worthy of further assessment
prior to approving the leave request.
Assessing the details of an IP Alert
on any leave item that contains an IP Alert icon in the Manage Leave
screen will open up the details view of the leave request.
you can identify what the trigger for the IP Alert was and in the Leave
Audit Trail you will be able to identify the approval transaction that
triggered the IP Alert.