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Author's profile photo Prasad Hariharan

Higher Duty Allowance in Workflows

In a previous blog, Use cases for choosing the different types of Higher Duty or Temporary Assignment, we outlined the different responsibility types you could choose for that assignment.

The employee or manager or administrator can initiate or create the higher duty or temporary assignment process. There are standard workflows to edit, and approve the higher duty or temporary assignment requests.

Depending on the allowance computation basis selected for the Higher Duty or Temporary Assignment, the annualized reference salary and the higher duty allowance for the higher duty or temporary assignment is calculated in SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central. For information about how the annualized reference salary is calculated for a higher duty or temporary assignment, see Reference Salary Calculation for Higher Duty or Temporary Assignment Allowance.

During the process of adding a higher duty or temporary assignment, you may want to see the amount, currency, and reference salary details of the corresponding nominal assignment. You may also want to see the amount, currency, and reference salary details for the higher duty or temporary assignment. This information is made available on the Workflow Details page.

Viewing the higher duty allowance information in the Workflow Details page

When you add a higher duty or temporary assignment from the Action Center in SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central, you can specify details such as:

  • the Higher Duty/Temporary Assignment Percentage: to define the amount of responsibility performed as a higher duty or temporary assignment (and therefore the higher duty allowance).
  • The Allowance Percentage: to define the percentage of allowance that the employee is entitled to during the higher duty or temporary assignment period.
  • The Allowance Computation Basis selected must be Base Salary Only or Base Salary and Allowances for the higher duty or temporary assignment allowance to be applicable.

After you provide the details and submit the request for adding a higher duty or temporary assignment, the request enters the approval workflow.

The Manage Workflow Requests page in Admin Center displays the list of workflows you have defined. You can click the Search button and search for the workflow that you just triggered when you added the higher duty or temporary allowance.

The Workflow Details page displays the details of the higher duty or temporary assignment, such as the duration, job information, and compensation information.

  • Click the arrow next to the Compensation Information tab to see the details of the compensation for the higher duty or temporary assignment.
    • The higher duty allowance is displayed.
  • Click the arrow next to the Higher Duty or Temporary Assignment Details tab to see the details for the higher duty or temporary assignment.
    • The Nominal Amount Currency field displays the currency for the nominal reference salary.
    • The Higher Duty/Temporary Assignment Currency field displays the currency for the reference salary of the higher duty or temporary assignment.
    • The Nominal Reference Salary field displays the reference salary for the corresponding nominal assignment.
    • The Higher Duty/Temporary Assignment Reference Salary field displays the reference salary for the higher duty or temporary assignment.

On the Workflow Details page, you can click the Update button to add or update details for the nominal or higher duty assignment. After the updates are saved, the added or updated reference salaries and the allowance will be visible on the Workflow Details page.

Summary

To summarize, we saw how you can review and even edit the amount, currency, and reference salary details for a newly added higher duty or temporary assignment and the corresponding nominal assignment from the Workflow Details page.

For more details about implementing higher duty or temporary assignment, check out the Implementing Higher Duty or Temporary Assignment guide.

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      Author's profile photo Katy Morris
      Katy Morris

      Hi Prasad,

      I am just looking at building a proof of concept to see if Higher Duty Assignments will meet our requirement in a public sector organisation in the UK and was pleased to see your blogs on this functionality, very helpful.

      In particular I was struggling with the fact the reference salaries were not displaying in the UI when creating the assignment, this seems strange, do you know if it is something that is still under development as the fields are there as standard?

      I will add a workflow as you describe here and see how that works for us, but I also tried to add in a couple of business rules to bring information from the Nominal User's Job Information as it will be required within the UI when someone is creating the assignment and they are not working as expected.  Do you know if this is also a current restriction within the solution?   I have tried an initialise MDF rule and an evaluate, added in the appropriate places within the Higher Duty details Object Definition, but neither have the desired effect.

      Many thanks

      Katy

      Author's profile photo Anjana Padmanabhan
      Anjana Padmanabhan

      Hi Katy,

      We currently do not have any implementation planned for displaying the reference salaries on the Add Higher Duties screen  You could use the workflow details page to view this.

      Cross employment business rules are not possible for Higher Duties. So, it is not possible to copy information from the Nominal employment to the Higher Duty employment via rules.

      Please let us know if you have any further questions.

      Best Regards,

      Anjana