How Do I Tell An Employee Not To Override Me?

Question to Ask the Workplace Doctors about bypassing the boss:

I have an employee who approached me two months ago to request to attend a course. I told her that I would check with the General Manager for his approval. Yesterday, this employee wrote an email to ask me if her course has been approved and if she needs to register to attend. I had sent the company’s training plan to the General Manager but have gotten no reply. I presumed that he is holding back all training, as the company is not doing well financially.

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