If you have maintainer permissions in a team, you can request to nest an existing team under your team in your organization’s hierarchy.

When you request to add a team as a child, a request is sent to the maintainers of the child team. Once a maintainer of the child team approves your request, the child team is nested under the parent team in your organization's hierarchy.

If you're an organization owner, or a team maintainer with maintainer permissions in both the child team and the parent team, you can add the child team without requesting approval, or change the child team's parent from the child team's settings page. For more information, see "Moving a team in your organization's hierarchy."

Child teams inherit the access permissions of the parent team. For more info on team hierarchies, see "About teams."

  1. In the top right corner of GitHub, click your profile photo, then click Your profile. Profile photo

  2. On the left side of your profile page, under "Organizations", click the icon for your organization. organization icons

  3. Under your organization name, click Teams. Teams tab

  4. In the list of teams, click the name of the team where you'd like to add the child team. List of the organization's teams

  5. Under the team name, click Teams. Teams tab
  6. Click Add a team. Add a team button
  7. Type the name of the team you'd like to add as a child team, and select it from the drop-down list. Area to type and select the name of the child team
  8. Read the information about changed repository access permissions, then click Confirm new parent team to send a request to add the child team. Modal box with information about the changes in repository access permissions