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  1. Update 20D
  1. Revision History
  2. Overview
  3. Feature Summary
    1. Applications Security
        1. Regenerate Data Security Profiles and Grants Job Set
    2. HCM Data Loader
        1. Business Object Enhancements
        2. View Business Objects Enhancements
        3. Enhanced Reporting
    3. HCM Spreadsheet Data Loader
        1. Secured Business Objects Now Available to Business Users
    4. HCM Extract
        1. Rename Extract Definitions
        2. Configure Effective Date Defaulting Rule in Extracts Definitions Page
        3. Extracts Tagged for Incremental and Full Runs
    5. HCM Common Features
        1. Secure Access for Workers with Multiple Assignments
        2. New Enhancements to Transaction Console
        3. Hidden Attributes in Business Objects in Configure Business Objects Task
      1. HCM Common Replaced or Removed Features
        1. HCM Data Loader (HDL) Must Be Used for All Payroll Objects
    6. HCM Common Architecture
        1. Associate Contexts to Questions Loaded Using HDL
        2. Update Maximum Possible Score When Question Scores Are Updated
        3. Limit Updates to Existing Version of Questions and Questionnaires
        4. Define SFTP Configuration for HCM Extracts
  4. IMPORTANT Actions and Considerations

Update 20D

Revision History

This document will continue to evolve as existing sections change and new information is added. All updates appear in the following table:

Date Product Feature Notes
25 SEP 2020 HCM Common Features Hidden Attributes in Business Objects in Configure Business Objects Task

Updated document. Delivered feature in update 20D.

25 SEP 2020

HCM Common Features/Replaced or Removed Features

HCM Data Loader (HDL) Must Be Used For All Payroll Objects

Updated document. Delivered feature in update 20D.

04 SEP 2020     Created initial document.

Overview

HCM Cloud applications have two types of patches you can receive that are documented in this What’s New:

  • Release Updates (20A, 20B, 20C, and 20D)
  • Optional Monthly Maintenance Packs to each update

It is important for you to know what Release Update your environment is on. You can find this in your Cloud Portal.

This document outlines the information you need to know about new or improved functionality in Oracle HCM Cloud. Each section includes a brief description of the feature, the steps you need to take to enable or begin using the feature, any tips or considerations that you should keep in mind, and the resources available to help you.

In addition to this document you will also want to review the Oracle Human Capital Management Cloud Functional Known Issues and Maintenance Packs (Document ID 1554838.1). These documents identify bug fixes and possible known issues. You will also need to review these documents based in the release update version you are currently on or will be moving to.

Oracle HCM Cloud release documents are delivered in five functional groupings:

Suggested Reading for all HCM Products:

  • HCM Cloud Common Features (This document pertains to all HCM applications. It is the base human resource information for all products and HCM Tools.)
  • Global Human Resources Cloud (Global Human Resources contains the base application in which other application use for common data such as workforce structures and person information. Regardless of what products you have implemented you may want to see the new features for Global Human Resources that could impact your products.)

NOTE: Not all Global Human Resource features are available for Talent and Compensation products.

Optional Reading for HCM Products (Depending on what products are in your cloud service):

  • Talent Management Cloud (All Talent applications)
  • Workforce Rewards Cloud (Compensation, Benefits, Payroll and Global Payroll Interface)
  • Workforce Management Cloud (Absence Management and Time and Labor)

Additional Optional Reading:

  • Common Technologies and User Experience (This documents the common features across all Cloud applications and is not specific to HCM)

NOTE: All of these documents can be found in Release Readiness under Human Capital Management or via the Oracle Help Center under Cloud Applications > Human Capital Management.

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Feature Summary

Column Definitions:

Features Delivered Enabled

Report = New or modified, Oracle-delivered, ready to run reports.

UI or Process-Based: Small Scale = These UI or process-based features are typically comprised of minor field, validation, or program changes. Therefore, the potential impact to users is minimal.

UI or Process-Based: Larger Scale* = These UI or process-based features have more complex designs. Therefore, the potential impact to users is higher.

Features Delivered Disabled = Action is needed BEFORE these features can be used by END USERS. These features are delivered disabled and you choose if and when to enable them. For example, a) new or expanded BI subject areas need to first be incorporated into reports, b) Integration is required to utilize new web services, or c) features must be assigned to user roles before they can be accessed.

Ready for Use by End Users
(Features Delivered Enabled)

Reports plus Small Scale UI or Process-Based new features will have minimal user impact after an update. Therefore, customer acceptance testing should focus on the Larger Scale UI or Process-Based* new features.

Action is Needed BEFORE Use by End Users
(Features Delivered Disabled)

Not disruptive as action is required to make these features ready to use. As you selectively choose to leverage, you set your test and roll out timing.

Feature

Report

UI or
Process-Based:
Small Scale

UI or
Process-Based:
Larger Scale*

Applications Security

Regenerate Data Security Profiles and Grants Job Set

HCM Data Loader

Business Object Enhancements

View Business Objects Enhancements

Enhanced Reporting

HCM Spreadsheet Data Loader

Secured Business Objects Now Available to Business Users

HCM Extract

Rename Extract Definitions

Configure Effective Date Defaulting Rule in Extracts Definitions Page

Extracts Tagged for Incremental and Full Runs

HCM Common Features

Secure Access for Workers with Multiple Assignments

New Enhancements to Transaction Console

Hidden Attributes in Business Objects in Configure Business Objects Task

HCM Common Replaced or Removed Features

HCM Data Loader (HDL) Must Be Used for All Payroll Objects

HCM Common Architecture

Associate Contexts to Questions Loaded Using HDL

Update Maximum Possible Score When Question Scores Are Updated

Limit Updates to Existing Version of Questions and Questionnaires

Define SFTP Configuration for HCM Extracts

>>Click for IMPORTANT Actions and Considerations

Applications Security

Oracle Applications Security provides a single console where IT Security Managers and Administrators can perform various functions including user lifecycle management, role definition, security policy management(both functional and data), role hierarchy maintenance, username and password policy administration, and certificate management. The console also enables users to simulate the effect of security changes, to run security reports, and download a connector for integration with Microsoft Active Directory.

Regenerate Data Security Profiles and Grants Job Set

Use the new Regenerate Data Security Profiles and Grants Job Set to streamline conversion of existing security profiles and data roles. You can now easily change existing data security grants and security profiles in mass.  

Role regeneration is necessary for all roles, custom or seeded, which is common particularly after an upgrade. Data roles based on seeded job roles must be regenerated when you upgrade to reflect any new changes, such as DSPs, against seeded roles in Update 20D. 

Although this process runs automatically after the update, all upgrading customers must verify successful completion of this process. Validation steps are detailed in Tips and Considerations section.

This new Regenerate Data Security Profiles and Grants Job Set regenerates all roles, including those based on seeded job roles.

Steps to Enable

You don't need to do anything to enable this feature.

Tips And Considerations

We expect that this job set process will complete by the time your updated environment is released back to you; however, it may still be in Running status. You need to wait until the status is Succeeded or Completed before starting any regression testing. The process may take longer for larger organizations.

To check the status of your job set, follow the steps below.

  1. Login as Login as an IT Security Manager user (or a user with IT Security Manager access).
  2. From the Navigator, select Tools > Scheduled Processes
  3. Search for Regenerate Data Security Profiles and Grants

If your job set fails, please manually rerun the job set process. If that attempt also fails, then open an Oracle Service Request.

To run the Regenerate Data Security Profiles and Grants Job Set:

  1. Login as an IT Security Manager user (or a user with IT Security Manager access).
  2. From the Navigator, select Tools > Scheduled Processes.
  3. Click Schedule New Process and select Job Set in the dialog box.
  4. Select Regenerate Data Security Profiles and Grants and click OK.

Regenerate Data Security Profiles and Grants Job Set

Key Resources

Please refer to the 20D HCM Common What's New for the Secure Access for Workers with Multiple Assignments feature for more information.

HCM Data Loader

HCM Data Loader provides a flexible and efficient method of bulk loading business object data for data-migration and on-going incremental updates to Oracle Human Capital Management Cloud.

Business Object Enhancements

Extend your data loading capabilities with these new and enhanced business objects.

New Business Objects

Absence Management

Business Object Description
Absence Category

An absence component which is used for grouping absences types for reporting and analysis. For example, you can create an absence category called family leave and associate with it absence types, such as maternity, paternity and child care.

Benefits

Business Object Description
Affordable Care Act Override

You can override the codes in the Affordable Care Act, also known as ACA, reports with relevant override reasons. You typically change the reported codes in bulk when you migrate from a legacy application during a merger or acquisition, or during the middle of a year.

Global Payroll

Business Object Description
Rate Definition The rules defining rates across Oracle HCM, such as payroll overtime rates and absence accrual rates.

Enhanced Business Objects

Talent Management

Business Object New Component Description
Question Question Context The context for which a question applies. A question can be applied to one or many of the four context; job family, job function, location and organization.

Business Objects with New Attributes

These existing business objects are introducing new attributes:

Absence Management

Business Object Component New Attributes
Absence Entry Absence Entry
  • AssignmentId
  • AssignmentNumber

Global HR

Business Object  Component New and Changed Attributes

Allocated Checklist

Contacts
  • PersonId
  Contents
  • PersonId
  Tasks
  • PersonId
  Task Notifications
  • PersonId
Worker Assignment

These attributes replace attributes with the same name on the Employment Terms component:

  • TaxReportingUnitId
  • TaxReportingUnit

Additionally, the following attributes are decommissioned as they are resolved from the other attribute values supplied:

  • PersonId on EmploymentTerms
  • PersonId on Assignment
  • PrimaryFlag on Assignment

Global Payroll

Business Object  Component New Attributes
Payroll Consolidation Group Payroll Consolidation Group

A mandatory attribute has been added to uniquely identify the payroll consolidation group:

  • ConsolidationSetCode
Payroll Definition

Payroll Definition

  • PeriodTimeDefinitionId
  • PeriodTimeDefinitionCode

Recruiting

Business Object Component New Attributes
Candidate Job Application Candidate Personal Information
  • LegislationCode
Candidate Pool Candidate Pool
  • OwnershipType
Job Requisition Job Requisition
  • AutoOpenRequisition
  • PostingExpireInDays
  Hiring Team
  • CollaboratorType
  Application Specific Question
  • SequenceNumber
Job Requisition Template

Job Requisition Template

  • AutoOpenRequisition
  • PostingExpireInDays
  Hiring Team
  • CollaboratorType
 

Application Specific Question

  • SequenceNumber

Talent Management

Business Object  Component New Attributes
Question

Question

  • QstnResponseOrder
  • QstnSampleSize
  Answer
  • CorrectFlag
Questionnaire Section
  • RandomSampleSize
  Question
  • QstnResponseOrder
  • QstnSampleSize
  Answer
  • CorrectFlag

Questionnaire Template Question
  • QstnResponseOrder
  • QstnSampleSize
  Answer
  • CorrectFlag

Talent Pool Talent Pool
  • BusinessUnitId
  • BusinessUnitName

Business Objects with Attributes Removed

Global Payroll

This existing business object has hidden an attribute which is resolved from the other attributes you supply:

Business Object Component Hidden Attributes
Cost Allocation Cost Allocation
  • UsageLevel

You can now extend your integration coverage and bulk loading capabilities.

Steps to Enable

You don't need to do anything to enable this feature.

Tips And Considerations

Use the View Business Objects task to review the latest business object information.

View Business Objects Enhancements

This feature helps outline the components in an object hierarchy that must be provided when creating new records and the components that are being decommissioned. The Business Object Details page of the View Business Objects task now includes icons to indicate the required or decommissioned status of components in the object hierarchy.

Status Icons in the Object Hierarchy

These icons indicate that Work Relationship, Employment Terms, and Assignment are required for new records, while Contract is conditionally required. The child components of Employment Terms components are all decommissioned.

This feature provides clarity about components that must be supplied when creating a new record.

Steps to Enable

You don't need to do anything to enable this feature.

Tips And Considerations

Hover over an icon to understand its meaning. The required status information is also available in the Component Details tab.

Enhanced Reporting

You can now create your own OTBI reports to provide summary information for HCM Data Loader and HCM Spreadsheet Data Loaders data sets.

Three folders are delivered; Data Sets, Data Set Business Objects and Facts.

To create your own analysis go to Tools and the Reports and Analytics task. You'll find the HCM Data Loader folders in the HCM Integrations Real Time subject area.

Create your own data set summary reports in OTBI for HCM Data Loader.

Steps to Enable

You don't need to do anything to enable this feature.

Role Information

The role that gives access to this page is Human Capital Management Integration Specialist. The role that gives access to this page is Human Capital Management Integration Specialist.

HCM Spreadsheet Data Loader

HCM Data Loader provides a flexible and efficient method of bulk loading business object data for data-migration and on-going incremental updates to Oracle Human Capital Management Cloud.

Secured Business Objects Now Available to Business Users

Extend your business users' bulk-loading capabilities for an object. Spreadsheets based on these objects now implement the user's data security and can be shared with business users.

Compensation

  • External Data
  • Stock

Global HR

  • Allocated Checklist

Your business users can bulk load data for these objects using spreadsheets.

Steps to Enable

When creating a new spreadsheet template, the template security automatically defaults to the setting where data is uploaded as the session user. For existing templates based on these objects, you can update the template configuration and set the user type to session user.

Once you configure the user type for a template as the session user, you can then assign which job roles have access to the template and configure what data set operations they can perform.

Key Resources

For more information, see the following help topics in the Integrating with HCM guide located in the Oracle Help Center:

  • HCM Spreadsheet Data Loader Templates
  • How You Associate a User Name with a Data Upload

HCM Extract

HCM Extracts provide a method for extracting data from your HCM applications that can be used for interfacing data to another source or extracting data to integrate reporting across systems.

Rename Extract Definitions

You can now rename an extract when you want to import or migrate a later version of the extract with the same name. By renaming will facilitate references in external applications to remain unaffected, while allowing you to update the extract with a later version.

Copy or Rename Option in the Extract Definitions Page

In the Extract Definitions page, you can find the Copy or Rename icon among the action icons in the last column. You can choose the Rename option and click OK in the window.

Copy or Rename Extract Definition Window

Renaming allows you to reduce the impact in downstream applications or in calling applications without a need to update them. You can continue to refer the extract with the same name.

Steps to Enable

You don't need to do anything to enable this feature.

Tips And Considerations

After renaming the extract, ensure that you run a new baseline if your extract is incremental.

Configure Effective Date Defaulting Rule in Extracts Definitions Page

When extracts are scheduled, the Effective Date parameter, which is a required attribute, needs to be specified for defaulting appropriate values. For example, running an extract daily will require passing the effective date in context to the date on which it is run. You can define defaulting rules from the Refine Extracts page where you specify it at the task parameter level.

Data Exchange Work Area > Refine Extracts Page

You can define these rules in both the Extracts Definition page and in the Refine Extracts page. Starting in Update 20D, you can define these rules directly in the Extracts Definitions page. This is a quicker and easier way to define the defaulting value.

 Data Exchange Work Area > Define Extracts > Open an Extract > Click Show Advanced View Option > Parameter Basis

This feature addresses and simplifies the common scheduling needs, by setting up the default value for effective date for an extract on the Define Extracts page.

Steps to Enable

You can define the parameter to defaulting values by choosing the Advanced View option in the Extract Attributes page, Parameters region.

  1. From Data Exchange work area, go to the Extract Definitions page.
  2. Open the extract for which you want to specify the Effective Date parameter.
  3. In the Define tab, go to the Parameters region and select Advanced View from the Show list.
  4. Select the value from Parameter Basis list.
  5. Click Save and Close.

Define Extract > Define Tab > Extract Attributes, Parameters Region, Go to the Show Advanced View List, Specify the Parameter Basis for Effective Date Parameter

Extracts Tagged for Incremental and Full Runs

When you define an extract, you can now classify an extract as either Full or Changes Only (Incremental) extract.

Selecting the Option of Specifying the Changes Only Extract (Incremental)

However, existing extract definitions continue to remain unclassified. Starting 20D, these are automatically classified during upgrade based on the extracts runs for a given extract. This automatic classification can be reviewed from the Extract Definitions page.

If you find an extract to be misclassified, you can export and import the extract definition with the correct classification by leveraging the Rename Extracts Definitions feature and thus retaining the same name for your extract.

Extract Definition Page > Define Tab > Parameters Region

This feature will help you classify and identify your existing extracts better.

Steps to Enable

You don't need to do anything to enable this feature.

Tips And Considerations

If you find an extract to be not classified appropriately, you can export and import the extract definition with the correct classification by leveraging the Rename Extracts Definitions feature and thus retaining the same name for your extract.

HCM Common Features

This section covers features used across all HCM Applications.

Secure Access for Workers with Multiple Assignments

We have secured user access for workers by using assignment-level security, if your organization allows for multiple concurrent assignments. The current out-of-the-box behavior supports person-based security access, which means a user having access to a person has access to all assignments and personal information for that person. The new assignment-level security restricts a user's access to a person's assignment based on the user's area of access. By enabling a new assignment-level security profile option and regenerating your data grants and security profiles, your organization opts into this feature for all of the HCM Cloud applications.

This initial feature release offers a multi-phased implementation for HCM Cloud customers and provides enhancements to the HCM Data Security, Person, Employment, Compensation, Talent, and Payroll product areas. Several HCM quick actions and person searches have been modified to provide a broader and more consistent user experience. The users will be restricted to only those assignments to which they have access and not all assignments of the person just because they can access that person. These are a few examples to explain this functionality:

  • Scenario 1: A line manager and HR specialist are responsible for a worker who is both a registered nurse in the emergency room and also has a different assignment in the memory ward as a coordinator. This worker may have two different line managers, and each should only see the worker's single assignment in their respective organizations. The line managers should not see assignments for different departments, in this case the emergency room and the memory ward. Likewise, there may be two HR representatives supporting each department (or business unit). The HR representative should not be able to access the assignment in an organization that they don't have access to.

  • Scenario 2: In this line manager scenario, Harry is a manager with multiple concurrent assignments. He also has a direct report, Jane who has 2 assignments herself with two different managers. In this scenario, Harry should only be able to access Jane's primary assignment and Franco (Jane's direct report). However, Harry should not be able to access Jane's second assignment, and certainly not Kyle.

Example of Intended Line Manager Access for a Worker with Multiple Concurrent Assignments

Several quick action search results are now modified in HCM to restrict user access to the assignments that they have access to. Here's an example, of before and after turning on assignment-level security.

Manager Accessing the My Team Work Area with Person-Based Security Enabled

Manager Accessing the My Team Work Area with Assignment-Level Security Enabled

If you turn on this feature you can lock down security to the assignment level. This allows managers and organizations to only see information that is within their area of responsibility.  

Steps to Enable

  1. Prerequisites:

    1. Enable approvals for transactions that use assignment-level security. For example, transactions, such as Administer Individual Compensation, Administer Salary, Manage Areas of Responsibility, Manage Salary, Person External Identifiers, and Salary History.

      • For information on enhancements to the approval rule page, refer to the 20C HCM Common What's New for the Enhancements to the Human Capital Management Approval Rules UI feature.

      • For information on enhancements to the transaction approvals supporting multiple assignments in HCM, refer to the Global HR 20D What's New for the Enhanced Transaction Approvals Support Multiple Assignments in Global Human Resources feature.

    2. Manually update security for custom roles using instructions from Implementing Assignment-Level Security in HCM (Document ID 2700661.1) on My Oracle Support. Note: Our regeneration processes will not alter any custom criteria. You must manually update security for custom roles because it is not a delivered functionality.

    3. Enable the responsive pages for the transactions by enabling the HCM_RESPONSIVE_PAGES_ENABLED profile option. See step 3 on how to enable this profile option. Note: You don’t need to enable for these classic payroll pages because they have no responsive pages: Payroll Relationship, Element Entries, Calculation Entries, and Costing for a Person.

  2. To secure access for workers with multiple assignments, you must enable this profile option:  

    Field Value
    Profile Option Code

    ORA_PER_ASSIGNMENT_LEVEL_DATA_SECURITY_ENABLED

  1. To enable the profile option, navigate to the Setup and Maintenance work area:

    1. Search for and click the Manage Administrator Profile Values task.

    2. Search for and select the profile option.

    3. Click to add a new Profile Value.

    4. Select the Level as Site.

    5. Enter a Y in the Profile Value field.

    6. Click Save and Close.

Enabling Assignment-Level Security Profile Option

  1. Run the Regenerate Data Security Profiles and Grants ESS job set to convert person security profile grants and update data roles. These 2 processes are run as part of the job set:

    1. Regenerate Data Security Grants

    2. Regenerate Data Security Profiles

Run Regenerate Data Security Profiles and Grants Job Set

NOTE: This job set applies to all customers who receive Update 20D, regardless of whether or not you will be implementing assignment-level security. Cloud Operations will initiate the Regenerate Data Security Profiles and Grants job set as part of the 20D Update to customer environments. After receiving your environment back after the Update, your IT Security Manager user will have the ability to view the status of the job set. The IT Security Manger must verify that the job set successfully ran to completion. Depending on the size of your organization, the job set process may still be running when your environment is returned. Please ensure that you don't release your user population without testing your custom data roles. If the job set fails for some reason, your IT Security Manager must manually run the job set, and make sure it completes successfully.

  1. To enable assignment-level security in the employment contract, you must run the Migrate Employment Data process by selecting this run mode: Enhance contract data to enable its use in the responsive pages. For more information about the Migrate Employment Data process, see the Process to Migrate Contract Data topic under the Hire and Manage Workers chapter of the Using Global Human Resources guide. You can access the guide from Oracle Help Center.

Person Security Profile Displays a Blue Banner Message to Confirm that the Assignment-Level Security is Enabled

Tips And Considerations

  • You can't enable the assignment-level security profile option with the Oracle Search profile option. You can enable only one of these profile options in Release 20D.

  • The custom criteria on the Person Security Profile won't be modified by any Oracle processes, and you need to manage your custom criteria. To update your custom criteria, refer to the MOS Doc ID listed in the Key Resources section.

  • The Share Data Access action doesn't yet support assignment-level security. If you use the action in your organization, your users will continue to have access to all assignments for a shared person.

  • After you enable assignment-level security, you can’t use this navigation to manage assignment data for an assignment that you don’t have access to: Person Management work area > Classic Manage Employment page

  • The employment tree icon on the classic manage employment page won’t be visible after you enable assignment level security.

  • Talent Management:

    • The Talent Review, Succession, and Talent Pools features don’t support multiple assignments. The worker list of values (LOVs) only allow the user to select a primary assignment.

    • Succession Quick Actions: Although the quick action supports assignment-level security, if the user selects a nonprimary assignment from the quick actions search page, it’s the primary assignment information that will be displayed and saved in the succession plan.

    • Career Development Quick Actions: Although the quick action supports assignment-level security, the user will be able to view all development goals for the employees, irrespective of the assignment. This means a user, such as a line manager having access to a person has access to all development goals of that person.

    • Career Development Admin pages: The search results include all development goals for employees who meet the user's security profile definition. This means an HR specialist having access to a person has access to all development goals of that person.

  • These HCM flows have no enhancements in 20D, but are planned for a future release:

    • Absence Management
    • Areas of Responsibility (AOR)
    • Global HR - Mass Assignments
    • Global HR - Share Data Access - remains at person-level
    • Global HR - Share Information - remains at person-level
    • Global HR - My Team - Displaying Vacancies
    • Health & Safety
    • Learning
    • Oracle Recruiting
    • Oracle Search (elastic search - limited/controlled-availability)
      • REST Services:Global HR APIs:
        • areasofResponsibility
        • publicWorkers
        • workerConnections
    • Risk Management - Access Certification
    • Risk Management - Advanced Access Controls
    • Time & Labor
    • Work Schedule Assignment (will be delivered with Absence Management enhancements)
    • Workforce Structures - Department
    • Workforce Structures - Position
    • Workforce Structures - Other than Position & Department
    • Workforce Modeling
  • These HCM flows have no enhancements, and are not currently planned at this time:

    • Benefits
    • Global HR - Add Person
    • HCM Extracts
    • Absence Cases
    • Total Compensation Statement
    • Talent Review
    • Succession work area (Note: assignment-level security search is supported in Quick Actions)
    • Talent Pools work area (Note: assignment-level security search is supported in Quick Actions)
  • These HCM flows have limited enhancements:  

    Product area Task flow Enhancement

    Global Human Resources

    Local and Global Transfer

    If there are multiple assignments in the selected assignment's work relationship, then all those assignments are listed in a banner on this task flow page, regardless of the user's access to those assignments.

    Global Human Resources

    Edit Work Relationship

    If there are multiple assignments in the selected assignment's work relationship, then all those assignments are listed in a banner on this task flow page, regardless of the user's access to those assignments.

    Global Human Resources

    Change Legal Employer

    If there are multiple assignments in the selected assignment's work relationship, then all those assignments are listed in a banner on this task flow page, regardless of the user's access to those assignments.

    Global Human Resources

    Cancel Work Relationship

    If there are multiple assignments in the selected assignment's work relationship, then all those assignments are listed in a banner on this task flow page, regardless of the user's access to those assignments.

    Global Human Resources

    Seniority Dates

    Quick Action worker search only.

    Global Human Resources

    Checklists and Onboarding

    Quick Action worker search only.

    Global Human Resources

    Document Records

    Quick Action worker search only.

    Global Human Resources

    Document Delivery Preferences

    Quick Action worker search only.

    Global Human Resources

    Termination, Resignation, and End Assignment

    Quick Action worker search only.

    Global Human Resources

    Manage User Account

    Quick Action worker search only.

    Talent

    Performance Document Approvals

    If an employee has multiple assignments, then approvals for performance documents on those assignments are only routed according to the employee’s assignment for the first level approvers in this release. Subsequent levels of approvers will be routed through the primary assignment of the previous approver.

    Talent

    Profiles

    Changes to the consistency search in the Quick Action. Quick Action worker search only.

    Talent

    Succession

    Support only for searching people in the Succession Quick Action.

    Talent

    Talent Pools

    Support only for searching people in the Talent Pools Quick Action.

    Talent

    Feedback

    Support only for searching people in the Feedback and Request Feedback Quick Actions.

    Talent

    Career Development

    Quick Action worker search only, and worker lists for Assign and Share actions.

Key Resources

See the following for more information on:

  • Implementing assignment-level security in HCM, see this document on My Oracle Support: Implementing Assignment-Level Security in HCM (Document ID 2700661.1)
  • Regenerating the data security profiles and grants job set in Applications Security, refer to the HCM Common 20D What's New feature: Regenerate Data Security Profiles and Grants Job Set
  • Security for workers with multiple assignments in Global Human Resources, refer to the Global HR 20D What's New feature: Enhanced Security for Workers with Multiple Assignments in Global Human Resources
  • Transaction approvals that support multiple assignments in Global Human Resources, refer to the Global HR 20D What's New feature: Enhanced Transaction Approvals Support Multiple Assignments in Global Human Resources
  • Routing employment approvals using the current assignment hierarchy in Global Human Resources, refer to the Global HR 20C What's New feature: Route Employment Approvals Using Current Assignment Hierarchy
  • Assignment-level security in Compensation, refer to the Workforce Rewards 20D What's New feature: Assignment-Level Security In Workforce Compensation
  • Routing approvals using the launching assignment hierarchy in Compensation, refer to the Workforce Rewards 20D What's New feature: Route Approvals Using Launching Assignment Hierarchy
  • Assignment-level security in grade step progression in Compensation, refer to the Workforce Rewards 20D What's New feature: Assignment-Level Security in Grade Step Progression
  • Assignment-Level security in salary and individual compensation in Compensation, refer to the Workforce Rewards 20D What's New feature: Assignment-Level Security in Salary and Individual Compensation
  • Assignment-Level security in external data and stock in Compensation, refer to the Workforce Rewards 20D What's New feature: Assignment-Level Security in External Data and Stock
  • Payroll data capture for multiple concurrent assignments in Global Payroll, refer to the Workforce Rewards 20D What's New feature: Payroll Data Capture Enhanced for Multiple Concurrent Assignments
  • Performance management security for workers with multiple assignments in Performance Management, refer to the Talent Management 20D What's New feature: Enhanced Performance Management Security for Workers with Multiple Assignments
  • Assignment-level security for performance goals in Goal Management, refer to the Talent Management 20D What's New feature: Assignment Level Security for Performance Goals
  • Securing access for employees with multiple assignments in Succession Plan and Talent Pool Quick Actions in Succession Management, refer to the Talent Management 20D What's New feature: Securing Access for Employees with Multiple Assignments in Succession Plan and Talent Pool Quick Actions
  • Securing access for employees with multiple assignments in Feedback and Request Feedback Quick Actions in Performance Management, refer to the Talent Management 20D What's New feature: Securing Access for Employees with Multiple Assignments in Feedback and Request Feedback Quick Actions
  • Regenerating roles, refer to the Regenerating Roles chapter in the Securing HCM guide on Oracle Help Center
  • Guidelines for copying HCM roles, refer to the Guidelines for Copying HCM Roles topic in the Securing HCM guide on Oracle Help Center

Role Information

NOTE: This information applies to all customers who are receiving Update 20D, regardless of whether or not you will be implementing assignment-level security.

If you have custom versions of these Oracle Transactional Business Intelligence (OTBI) duty roles, you will need to add data security policies to your custom roles after receiving Update 20D:

  • ORA_FBI_WORKFORCE_TRANSACTION_ANALYSIS_DUTY_HCM

  • ORA_FBI_GOAL_MANAGEMENT_TRANSACTION_ANALYSIS_DUTY_HCM

  • ORA_FBI_CAREER_DEV_TRANSACTION_ANALYSIS_DUTY_HCM

You may have created custom versions of these roles, if you have performed a deep copy of a job or abstract role that inherits one or more of these OTBI duty roles, you must add these data security policies to your custom roles, even if you are not implementing assignment-level security. Below are the steps for each duty role:

ORA_FBI_WORKFORCE_TRANSACTION_ANALYSIS_DUTY_HCM

If you have a custom version of ORA_FBI_WORKFORCE_TRANSACTION_ANALYSIS_DUTY_HCM, follow these steps to add data security policies to enable reporting on work relationships and worker contracts.

  1. On the Roles tab of the Security Console, search for your custom role. Edit the role and click the Data Security Policies train stop.

  2. On the Data Security Policies page, click Create Data Security Policy to open the Create Data Security Policy dialog box.

  3. In the Create Data Security Policy dialog box, enter a policy name, for example, Report Work Relationship Custom Policy.

  4. Search for and select the database resource Work Relationship (PER_PERIODS_OF_SERVICE).

  5. Select Select by instance set in the Data Set field.

  6. Select Access the work relationship for table PER_PERIODS_OF_SERVICE for persons and assignments in their person and assignment security profile in the Condition field.

  7. Select Report Work Relationship in the Actions field.

  8. Click OK to close the Create Data Security Policy dialog box.

Create a second data security policy.

  1. In the Create Data Security Policy dialog box, enter a policy name, for example, Report Worker Contract Custom Policy.

  2. Search for and select the database resource Worker Contract (PER_CONTRACTS_F).

  3. Select Select by instance set in the Data Set field.

  4. Select Access the worker contract for table PER_CONTRACTS_F for persons and assignments in their person and assignment security profile in the Condition field.

  5. Select Report Worker Contract in the Actions field.

  6. Click OK to close the Create Data Security Policy dialog box.

ORA_FBI_GOAL_MANAGEMENT_TRANSACTION_ANALYSIS_DUTY_HCM

If you have a custom version of ORA_FBI_GOAL_MANAGEMENT_TRANSACTION_ANALYSIS_DUTY_HCM, follow these steps to add a data security policy to enable reporting on shared performance goals.

  1. On the Roles tab of the Security Console, search for your custom role. Edit the role and click the Data Security Policies train stop.

  2. On the Data Security Policies page, click Create Data Security Policy to open the Create Data Security Policy dialog box.

  3. In the Create Data Security Policy dialog box, enter a policy name, for example, Report Shared Goals Custom Policy.

  4. Search for and select the database resource Shared Performance Goal (HRG_GOAL_ACCESS).

  5. Select Select by instance set in the Data Set field.

  6. Select Access the shared performance goal for table HRG_GOAL_ACCESS for persons and assignments in their person and assignment security profile in the Condition field.

  7. Select Report Shared Performance Goal in the Actions field.

  8. Click OK to close the Create Data Security Policy dialog box.

ORA_FBI_CAREER_DEV_TRANSACTION_ANALYSIS_DUTY_HCM

If you have a custom version of ORA_FBI_CAREER_DEV_TRANSACTION_ANALYSIS_DUTY_HCM, follow these steps to add a data security policy to enable reporting on shared performance goals.

  1. On the Roles tab of the Security Console, search for your custom role. Edit the role and click the Data Security Policies train stop.

  2. On the Data Security Policies page, click Create Data Security Policy to open the Create Data Security Policy dialog box.

  3. In the Create Data Security Policy dialog box, enter a policy name, for example, Report Development Goals Custom Policy.

  4. Search for and select the database resource Person Detail (PER_ALL_PEOPLE_F).

  5. Select Select by instance set in the Data Set field.

  6. Select Access the person for table PER_ALL_PEOPLE_F for persons and assignments in their person and assignment security profile in the Condition field.

  7. Select Report Career Development in the Actions field.

  8. Click OK to close the Create Data Security Policy dialog box.

NOTE: After adding your custom data security policies, it is important to regenerate the roles that inherit the custom roles to which you have added the data security policies.

New Enhancements to Transaction Console

The Resubmit feature in the Transaction Console has been further enhanced to inform the initiator via notification and email that the transaction has been re-submitted. The enhancement also checks whether the transaction that is being resubmitted has any conflict with any other pending or completed transactions.

Administrators are now able to archive completed transactions to improve the performance of the Transaction Summary tab. They can specify the frequency of the archive period for each transaction type in the Approval Rules tab:

Archive Transactions

You can choose any of these archive times: 3 months, 6 months, 9 months, or Don't archive.

You can now take advantage of the resubmit notifications and archive results for better performance on the Transaction Summary tab.

Steps to Enable

You must create and enable the profile option HCM_TAC_RESUBMIT_ACTION.

To enable the profile option, navigate to the Setup and Maintenance work area:

  1. Search for and click the Manage Administrator Profile Values task.
  2. Search for and select the profile option.
  3. Click to add a new Profile Value.
  4. Select the Level as Site.
  5. Enter a Y in the Profile Value field.
  6. Click Save and Close.

Hidden Attributes in Business Objects in Configure Business Objects Task

A few attributes are hidden in their respective business objects and won't be available in manual groovy in the Configure Business Objects page. Hence, manual groovy must be reviewed for each impacted business object.

This table lists the release in which the attributes are hidden, which varies from one business object to another, the business objects, the attributes to be hidden, and the release.

Business Object Attribute

To be Removed from Manual Groovy in Configure Business Objects in Release

Hidden in HCM Cloud from Release

Address                  

Business Group ID

20D

21A

Address

Derived Locale

20D

21A

Address                   

DQ Validation Level

20D    

21A

Address

Object Version Number

20D    

21A

Address

Record Creator

20D 21A
Drivers License Type

Business Group ID

20D

21A

Drivers License Type

Object Version Number

20D

21A

Drivers License Type

Creation Date

20D

21A

Drivers License Type

Last Update Login

20D

21A

Drivers License Type

Last Updated By

20D

21A

Person

Business Group ID

20D

21A

Person

Party ID

20D

21A

Person

User GUID

20D

21A

Person

Object Version Number

20D

21A

Person

Category Code

20D

21A

Person Address

Business Group ID

20D

21A

Person Address

Object Version Number

20D

21A

Person Citizenship

Business Group ID

20D

21A

Person Citizenship

Object Version Number

20D

21A

Person Contact Relationship

Business Group ID

20D

21A

Person Contact Relationship

End Life Reason ID

20D

21A

Person Contact Relationship

Object Version Number

20D

21A

Person Contact Relationship

Start Life Reason ID

20D

21A

Person Contact Relationship

Third Party Pay Flag

20D

21A

Person Delivery Method

Business Group ID

20D

21A

Person Delivery Method

Object Version Number

20D

21A

Person Detail

Business Group ID

20D

21A

Person Detail

Object Version Number

20D

21A

Person Detail

Primary NID Number

20D

21A

Person Driver License

Business Group ID

20D

21A

Person Driver License

Object Version Number

20D

21A

Person Email

Business Group ID

20D

21A

Person Email

Object Version Number

20D

21A

Person Ethnicity

Business Group ID

20D

21A

Person Ethnicity

Object Version Number

20D

21A

Person Extra Info

Enterprise ID

20D

21A

Person Extra Info

Object Version Number

20D

21A

Person Extra Info

Last Updated By

20D

21A

Person Extra Info

Last Update Login

20D

21A

Person Extra Info

Created By

20D

21A

Person Extra Info

Creation Date

20D

21A

Person Extra Info

Attribute Category

20D

21A

Person Extra Info

Attribute 1

20D

21A

Person Extra Info

Attribute 2

20D

21A

Person Extra Info

Attribute 3

20D

21A

Person Extra Info

Attribute 4

20D

21A

Person Extra Info

Attribute 5

20D

21A

Person Extra Info

Attribute 6

20D

21A

Person Extra Info

Attribute 7

20D

21A

Person Extra Info

Attribute 8

20D

21A

Person Extra Info

Attribute 9

20D

21A

Person Extra Info

Attribute 10

20D

21A

Person Extra Info

Attribute 11

20D

21A

Person Extra Info

Attribute 12

20D

21A

Person Extra Info

Attribute 13

20D

21A

Person Extra Info

Attribute 14

20D

21A

Person Extra Info

Attribute 15

20D

21A

Person Extra Info

Attribute 16

20D

21A

Person Extra Info

Attribute 17

20D

21A

Person Extra Info

Attribute 18

20D

21A

Person Extra Info

Attribute 19

20D

21A

Person Extra Info

Attribute 20

20D

21A

Person Extra Info

Attribute 21

20D

21A

Person Extra Info

Attribute 22

20D

21A

Person Extra Info

Attribute 23

20D

21A

Person Extra Info

Attribute 24

20D

21A

Person Extra Info

Attribute 25

20D

21A

Person Extra Info

Attribute 26

20D

21A

Person Extra Info

Attribute 27

20D

21A

Person Extra Info

Attribute 28

20D

21A

Person Extra Info

Attribute 29

20D

21A

Person Extra Info

Attribute  30

20D

21A

Person Extra Info

Attribute Number 1

20D

21A

Person Extra Info

Attribute Number 2

20D

21A

Person Extra Info

Attribute Number 3

20D

21A

Person Extra Info

Attribute Number 4

20D

21A

Person Extra Info

Attribute Number 5

20D

21A

Person Extra Info

Attribute Number 6

20D

21A

Person Extra Info

Attribute Number 7

20D

21A

Person Extra Info

Attribute Number 8

20D

21A

Person Extra Info

Attribute Number 9

20D

21A

Person Extra Info

Attribute Number 10

20D

21A

Person Extra Info

Attribute Number 11

20D

21A

Person Extra Info

Attribute Number 12

20D

21A

Person Extra Info

Attribute Number 13

20D

21A

Person Extra Info

Attribute Number 14

20D

21A

Person Extra Info

Attribute Number 15

20D

21A

Person Extra Info

Attribute Number 16

20D

21A

Person Extra Info

Attribute Number 17

20D

21A

Person Extra Info

Attribute Number 18

20D

21A

Person Extra Info

Attribute Number 19

20D

21A

Person Extra Info

Attribute Number 20

20D

21A
Person Extra Info Attribute Date 1 20D 21A
Person Extra Info Attribute Date 2 20D 21A
Person Extra Info Attribute Date 3 20D 21A
Person Extra Info Attribute Date 4 20D 21A
Person Extra Info Attribute Date 5 20D 21A
Person Extra Info Attribute Date 6 20D 21A
Person Extra Info Attribute Date 7 20D 21A
Person Extra Info Attribute Date 8 20D 21A
Person Extra Info Attribute Date 9 20D 21A
Person Extra Info Attribute Date 10 20D 21A
Person Extra Info Attribute Date 11 20D 21A
Person Extra Info Attribute Date 12 20D 21A
Person Extra Info Attribute Date 13 20D 21A
Person Extra Info Attribute Date 14 20D 21A
Person Extra Info Attribute Date 15 20D 21A
Person Identifiers for External Applications Enterprise ID 20D 21A

Person Identifiers for External Applications

Object Version Number 20D 21A

Person Legislative Information

Business Group ID 20D 21A

Person Legislative Information

Object Version Number

20D 21A

Person Name

Business Group ID

20D 21A

Person Name

Name Information Category

20D 21A

Person Name

Object Version Number

20D 21A

Person National Identifier

Business Group ID 20D 21A

Person National Identifier

Object Version Number

20D 21A

Person Passport

Business Group ID 20D 21A

Person Passport

Object Version Number

20D 21A

Person Phone

Business Group ID 20D 21A

Person Phone

Object Version Number

20D 21A

Person Religion

Business Group ID 20D 21A

Person Religion

Object Version Number

20D 21A

Person Visas

Business Group ID 20D 21A

Person Visas

Object Version Number

20D 21A

The Configure Business Object task is streamlined with the most current attributes.

Steps to Enable

You need to enable a sandbox to configure business objects.

  1. Click Navigator > Configuration > Sandboxes
  2. Click Create Sandbox.
  3. Enter the Name.
  4. Select the Active box for Configure Business Objects.
  5. Click Create and Enter.
  6. Click Navigator > Tools.> Configure Business Objects.

HCM Common Replaced or Removed Features

From time to time, Oracle replaces existing features with new features, or removes existing features.

Replaced features may be put on a path of removal, the features below will let you know what update you will have to have moved to the newer feature. As a best practice, you should move to the newer feature as soon as possible for full support and to stay up with the latest updates that the product offers.

Any feature that is removed, will have an Update in which that feature is no longer available. Please make necessary plans to move off the feature by the Update indicated, as it will no longer be available.

HCM Data Loader (HDL) Must Be Used for All Payroll Objects

Take note that Payroll Batch Loader (PBL) objects are supported in HCM Data Loader (HDL).  Loading of payroll objects through PBL is no longer supported starting with Update 20D. All Integrations must use the HDL tool for loading payroll objects.

Fast Formula Transformation is supported with HDL and can be used to transform the incoming file and output the data in the HDL .zip format.

HCM Spreadsheet Data Loader (HSDL) is a single generic spreadsheet to support all Business Objects. HSDL provides:

  • Metadata driven approach   
  • Flexible layout   
  • User designs the spreadsheet based on their requirement/columns   
  • Configurable fields

Payroll Business Objects supported by HDL also means that HSDL is available.

With the support of the Payroll objects, HCM Data Loader now supports a single loader for all HCM objects.  

Steps to Enable

You don't need to do anything to enable this feature.

HCM Common Architecture

This section covers features used across all HCM Applications.

Associate Contexts to Questions Loaded Using HDL

You now can associate the contexts to questions that are loaded to the application using the HCM Data Loader. When users create Questions in Question Library for the Recruiting subscriber, you can mention one or more of these dimensions for which the question is applicable.

  • Job Families
  • Recruiting Organizations
  • Job Functions
  • Locations

Question Context Business Object Captures the Dimensions Applicable for the Recruiting Question

To use HCM Spreadsheet Data Loader, in the Data Exchange work area you must first create a spreadsheet template, then upload it using the Load Spreadsheet Data task.

Sample Data File

Question.dat

METADATA|Question|QuestionCode|QstnVersionNum|SubscriberName|QuestionType|ResponseTypeName|CategoryName|ClassificationCode|QuestionText|CandidateCode|AllJobFamiliesFlag|AllOrganizationsFlag|AllJobFunctionsFlag|AllLocationsFlag

METADATA|Answer|QstnVersionNum|QuestionCode|SequenceNumber|AnswerCode|LongText|SubscriberName|AddAttachmentFlag|AttachmentTitle|AttachmentDescription|AttachmentFile|AttachmentFileName|Type

METADATA|QuestionContext|JobFamilyName|LocationName|JobFunction|OrganizationName|QuestionContextId|QstnVersionNum|QuestionCode|SubscriberName

 ------------Question 1----------------------------------------

MERGE|Question|vpt1_test_qn04|1|Recruiting|||Question Library||hs hdl test question01?|BOTH|N|N|N|N

MERGE|Answer|1|vpt1_test_qn04|234|vpt1_test_an04|Try One|Recruiting||||||

MERGE|QuestionContext|ZFRCE_Planning|||||1|vpt1_test_qn04|Recruiting

MERGE|QuestionContext||Germany||||1|vpt1_test_qn04|Recruiting

MERGE|QuestionContext|||Legal|||1|vpt1_test_qn04|Recruiting

MERGE|QuestionContext||||ZBEN United Benefits Corporation||1|vpt1_test_qn04|Recruiting

This feature allows loading and managing contexts for questions in a bulk.

Steps to Enable

You don't need to do anything to enable this feature.

Tips And Considerations

You can only load one context per line in the input data file.

Update Maximum Possible Score When Question Scores Are Updated

When you update the score of a question, the maximum possible score of the questionnaires that include this question are automatically updated, provided they aren’t in use. However, if you have the scores overridden for these questions at the questionnaire level or if the questionnaire is in use, then these scores will remain unaffected by your updates to the question score.

Maximum Possible Score

Maximum Possible Score Automatically Updated After Changing the Question Score

This feature allows the questionnaire maximum possible score to be kept in sync when question scores are updated, avoiding discrepancies.

Steps to Enable

You don't need to do anything to enable this feature.

Tips And Considerations

You can create new versions of questionnaires that are in use, if you choose to have the maximum possible score updated for these questionnaires when a question score is updated.

Limit Updates to Existing Version of Questions and Questionnaires

Update a question or a questionnaire when they are not in use. If the questions or questionnaires are in use, we recommend to create a new version to modify them using either the HDL or in the application.

By limiting updates to questions and questionnaires when they are in use, it allows the responses to be reviewed in the original question context. Updating questions when responses exist can invalidate the responses.

Steps to Enable

You don't need to do anything to enable this feature.

Tips And Considerations

Instead of updating the existing version of the question or questionnaire, you can create a new version.

Define SFTP Configuration for HCM Extracts

Prior to 20D, you can securely transfer extracts-generated output files using SFTP to external hosts by using the BIP file transfer mechanism.

From 20D onwards, you can define the SFTP configuration directly from the Data Exchange work area without any need to define these externally in the BIP layer. SFTP supports compression and encryption of data.

Add SFTP Configuration

By avoiding the BIP layer for the SFTP definitions, it simplifies the configuration and improves the runtime efficiency. You can enable the XML and native CSV output files and transfer it directly by the Extracts process.

Steps to Enable

SFTP Configuration

  1. From the Data Exchange work area, go to the Data Exchange Configurations region> File Transfer Configurations task.
  2. In the Configurations page click Add to create a configuration.
  3. Specify the info in the Details, Server, and Security regions.
  4. Click Save and Close.

When you choose the available SFTP configurations from the drop-down list, the attributes in the Advanced region, Remote Directory, Remote File Name, and Server Name are displayed from the chosen configuration directly.

Data Exchange Work Area > Define Extract > Deliver Tab > Delivery Options

Tips And Considerations

You can continue to use the BIP-based file transfer mechanisms for file formats other than XML and native CSV files.

IMPORTANT Actions and Considerations

IMPORTANT – INFORMATION ON SECURITY

  • CHECK THE REGENERATE DATA SECURITY PROFILES AND GRANT JOB SET PROCESS

Role regeneration is necessary for all roles, custom or seeded, which is common, particularly after an update. This new Regenerate Data Security Profiles and Grants Job Set regenerates all roles, including those based on seeded job roles. This process will run automatically after the update, however it may not be complete when the environment is released, so all customers must verify successful completion of this process. Validation steps are detailed in Tips and Considerations section of the 20D HCM Common What’s New feature Regenerate Data Security Profiles and Grants Job Set.

  • ACTION MAY BE NEEDED AFTER UDATE REGARDING CUSTOM ROLES

This applies to all customers who are receiving Update 20D, regardless of whether or not you will be implementing assignment-level security.

If you have custom versions of these Oracle Transactional Business Intelligence (OTBI) duty roles, you will need to add data security policies to your custom roles after receiving Update 20D:

  • ORA_FBI_WORKFORCE_TRANSACTION_ANALYSIS_DUTY_HCM
  • ORA_FBI_GOAL_MANAGEMENT_TRANSACTION_ANALYSIS_DUTY_HCM
  • ORA_FBI_CAREER_DEV_TRANSACTION_ANALYSIS_DUTY_HCM

You may have created custom versions of these roles, if you have performed a deep copy of a job or abstract role that inherits one or more of these OTBI duty roles.

You must add data security policies to your custom roles, even if you are not implementing assignment-level security. For more information and steps to take, please refer to the 20D HCM Common What's New for the Secure Access for Workers with Multiple Assignments feature. If you are not interested in assignment-level security, you can just scroll down to the Role section and follow the step outlined for adding the data security policies.

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REPLACED OR REMOVED FEATURES

From time to time, Oracle replaces existing Cloud service features with new features or removes existing features. When a feature is replaced the older version may be removed immediately or at a future time. As a best practice, you should use the newer version of a replaced feature as soon as the newer version is available.

Product

Removed Feature

Target Removal

Replacement Feature

Replaced In

Additional Information

Payroll Batch Loader (PBL) HCM Data Loader (HDL) Must Be Used For All Payroll Objects 20D HCM Data Loader (HDL) HDL has been around several years.  

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ORACLE HAS DECOMMISSIONED THE HCM CLASSIC SIMPLIFIED USER INTERFACE IN UPDATE 20B

The new and redesigned HCM Responsive User Experience has been available and promoted as our standard since Update 18B. If you are still using the older HCM Classic Simplified User Interface, you must begin transitioning to the HCM Responsive User Experience, as these older pages will no longer be supported.

For information on the Responsive features, see the HCM Common What's New for Update 18B and 18C. The redesigned features are under a heading for Redesigned User Experience and have groupings by product. Features that have come out from 19A onwards will be in their respective solutions: HCM Common, Global Human Resources, Talent Management, Workforce Management and Workforce Rewards What's News. The feature will be under their product headings. You can open one these solutions such as Workforce Rewards and you will see tabs on the left to easily let you open the different releases to view the responsive features.

For consolidated information on generic setup information you can refer to My Oracle Support Document ID 2399671.1 - HCM Responsive User Experience Setup Information.

Highlights of New User Interface:

We’ve taken the employee and manager self-service pages to the next level by redesigning them to look and behave the same on desktop and mobile devices. We’ve also changed the look and feel of the pages to provide a better experience for end users.

Pages and messages look more modern and use simpler, more conversational language so that you can more easily read and understand content across all devices. The pages are clutter-free and clean and display only those fields that are required to complete the task. You can personalize the pages and add more fields that are hidden by default. For most self-service tasks, you’re asked what you want to do, and the task is broken down into a series of steps based on your choice.

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KNOWN ISSUES / MONTHLY AND STATUTORY MAINTENANCE PACK

Oracle publishes a Known Issues document for every Update to make customers are aware of potential problems they could run into and the document provides workarounds if they are available.

Oracle also publishes Maintenance Pack and Statutory Maintenance Pack documentation of bugs that are fixed in the monthly or statutory patching.

To review these documents you must have access to My Oracle Support:

Oracle Human Capital Management Cloud Functional Known Issues and Maintenance Packs (Document ID 1554838.1)