Oracle Fusion Cloud 22D (What’s New in Work Structures)

Work Structures in Oracle cloud HCM got new features and updated as per the general requirements of its customers. These updates have enhanced the ease of collecting and monitoring employee data with added restrictions to safeguard the pre-defined structures, including payroll groups, grade structures, work roles, and user-defined groups such as pensions.




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Work structures provide the framework for managing work assignments for employees. In Oracle HRMS, you can configure several structures to model the organisations, jobs, positions, grades, payrolls and other employee groups. In Oracle Cloud 22D updates, Work structures improved data integrity and added new functionalities to restrict any validation errors in the system.

Configure Default Effective Start Date for Work Structure Objects

Oracle 22D updates allow you to display the Effective start date on all the pages concerning employee data. This feature allows you to establish a consistent default effective date for responsive and classic pages when creating workforce structure objects. 
If an effective start date is not specified in the search pages, you may now define a default effective start date to be utilised on these responsive and traditional workforce structure pages. 
It allows setting a default effective start date in the Responsive page, like request a new position, position detail, job detail and location Detail, whereas, in Classis pages like Manage Positions, job, departments, divisions, grades etc. 
When you set a default effective start date, the above-mentioned flows inherit the effective start date from the enterprise configuration. 
  Setup effective start date to display in responsive and classic pages

Prevent Inflight Job and Location Transaction Updates When Using HDL

When loading data through HDL or HSDL, including the data for location/job/transaction, it could get uploaded for an inflight object bypassing the approval processes.
The new feature now prevents the updates in the inflight jobs when the approvals are pending while using HDL or HSDL.
It is applicable in the following scenarios
1. When a job record/ location/ department is in flow for update or correction
2. When a date-effective job record or job location or department is deleted
When trying to import updates or data for such inflight objects making the changes using HDL or HSDL, the system would detect a conflict, and the process would fail to show a validation error. This would reduce the errors in data due to overlap in updates made to the same job record or job pages using HDL or HSDL when the approvals are enabled. The approvers wouldn’t encounter any errors on the object under approval. It ensures a reduction in rework by removing the scope of duplicate updates.
Message displayed to show the validation error

Restrict the number of valid Grades in Position Management

Multiple job grades within a profile can cause difficulties associating grades and positions. With Oracle 22D updates, we can now restrict the number of valid job grades defined under a job position on the profile page. We can limit the number of job grades under a position to a maximum count of 5. We can select 0 to enter any number of valid grades.
The number of valid grades added in the position can be less than the number defined in the profile option but if the number of valid grades exceeds this number, a validation message is displayed.
Error message displayed on adding more grades
1. If you’re using this feature along with the match position’s valid grades with job’s valid grades feature, then the number of grades defined for a job must be less than or equal to the number of grades allowed on the position.
2. This validation is also enabled for positions created, updated, or corrected using HCM Data Loader (HDL).

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