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reporting linenoun [C]

[usually plural] used to refer to the way that ​employees have a ​manager, that ​manager is the ​responsibility of another ​manager, etc.: The ​departmentalrestructuringincludedchanges in ​reportinglines. The ​projectneeds clearerreportinglines. We need to ​review the ​structure, shorten ​reportinglines, and reallocate ​responsibilities.
have a reporting line to sb/sth
to be ​managed directly by a ​person or ​group of ​people: The ​post has a ​directreportingline to ​seniormanagement.
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