I'm a salaried employee with X days of vacation per year. The process for vacation here is that I formally request time-off through an HR website then my manager approves or denies it.
My family is actually 1250 miles away from where I stay all by myself. My team-mates, who mostly, are from nearby, go to their families over the weekend. But I need atleast a week to go "home".
I have joined newly and my first request for a time-off on an important religious festival was turned down because of an important project work. My 'then' manager asked me to re-schedule it and promised me to approve the new dates I came up with.
Now, in due course, my manager has changed and I really want to go home. I don't know how to go about asking for a time-off.
Should I first go talk to the new manager or straight away apply through the HR website?