Can we delegate signature authority for a time period while someone is on vacation?

The goal is to distribute the workload and not have one person hold up the completion of the documents. You could create a Signing Group. 

When the Signing Group option is used, group members that open and sign the documents are tracked in the history and certificate of completion. The members of a signing group are not required to have a DocuSign account.

Once a signing group is set up, it is available for use by any account sender when adding recipients to an envelope. 

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