Document History

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

Date Update Version Notes
25 JAN 2019 February Maintenance Pack for 18C Delivered new features in February Maintenance Pack for 18C.
21 DEC 2018 January Maintenance Pack for 18C Delivered new features in January Maintenance Pack for 18C.
29 MAR 2019 Update 18C Revised update 18C.
27 AUG 2018 September Maintenance Pack for 18B Delivered new features in September Maintenance Pack for 18B, which will also be included in the November Quarterly Maintenance Pack.
27 JUL 2018 August Quarterly Maintenance Pack for 18B Delivered new features in August Quarterly Maintenance Pack for 18B.
23 NOV 2018 Update 18B Revised update 18B.
27 AUG 2018 August Quarterly Maintenance Pack for 18A Delivered new features in August Quarterly Maintenance Pack for 18A.
07 SEP 2018 June Maintenance Pack for 18A Delivered new features in June Maintenance Pack for 18A, which were also included in the August Quarterly Maintenance Pack.
27 JUL 2018 Update 18A Revised update 18A.

February Maintenance Pack for 18C

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 Feature Notes
25 JAN 2019   Created initial document.

Overview

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

It is important for you to know what Release Update your environment is on. You can find this in your Cloud Portal. If you are on Update 18A, you will only have features that are in 18A or the Monthlies for 18A, you will not have 18B features until you receive the 18B update. You can however read ahead on future release so you can make plans for when you will receive the next update.

If you are upgrading from Release 12, you should read all features up through the Release Update that you will receive in the upgrade, this can also be found in 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:

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):

Additional Optional Reading:

NOTE: All of these documents can be found on the Oracle Help Center at: https://cloud.oracle.com/saasreadiness/hcm under Human Capital Management Release Readiness.

Give Us Feedback

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Feature Summary

Column Definitions:

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.


Opt In Only = These features are made available for use via Opt In. No additional setup steps are required.

Opt In, Plus Additional Steps Required = To use these features you must first Opt In, then perform additional setup steps.

Steps Required (No Opt In) = Setup steps must be performed before these features can be used. For example, new or expanded BI subject areas need to first be incorporated into reports. Integration is required to utilize new web services.

New Features Delivered Ready to Use
(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.

New Features That Customer Must Take Action to Use (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*

Customer Action:
Opt In Only

Customer Action:
Opt In, Plus Additional Steps Required

Customer Action:
Steps Required (No Opt In)

Global Human Resources

Refresh Manager Hierarchy Improvement for OTBI

Global Human Resources

Oracle Global Human Resources enables your organization to plan, manage and optimize all workforce segments using flexible and extensible best practices to realize extraordinary gains while insuring compliance and increasing total workforce engagement.

Refresh Manager Hierarchy Improvement for OTBI

The performance of the Refresh Manager Hierarchy process has been improved for the OTBI manager hierarchies. A new denormalized table is delivered specifically for top down OTBI manager hierarchies, with the following capabilities:

Steps to Enable

No steps are required to enable this feature.

January Maintenance Pack for 18C

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 Feature Notes
21 DEC 2018   Created initial document.

Overview

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

It is important for you to know what Release Update your environment is on. You can find this in your Cloud Portal. If you are on Update 18A, you will only have features that are in 18A or the Monthlies for 18A, you will not have 18B features until you receive the 18B update. You can however read ahead on future release so you can make plans for when you will receive the next update.

If you are upgrading from Release 12, you should read all features up through the Release Update that you will receive in the upgrade, this can also be found in 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:

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):

Additional Optional Reading:

NOTE: All of these documents can be found on the Oracle Help Center at: https://cloud.oracle.com/saasreadiness/hcm under Human Capital Management Release Readiness.

Give Us Feedback

We welcome your comments and suggestions to improve the content. Please send us your feedback at oracle_fusion_applications_help_ww_grp@oracle.com. Indicate you are inquiring or providing feedback regarding the HCM Cloud What’s New for Release 13 in the body or title of the email.

Feature Summary

Column Definitions:

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.


Opt In Only = These features are made available for use via Opt In. No additional setup steps are required.

Opt In, Plus Additional Steps Required = To use these features you must first Opt In, then perform additional setup steps.

Steps Required (No Opt In) = Setup steps must be performed before these features can be used. For example, new or expanded BI subject areas need to first be incorporated into reports. Integration is required to utilize new web services.

New Features Delivered Ready to Use
(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.

New Features That Customer Must Take Action to Use (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*

Customer Action:
Opt In Only

Customer Action:
Opt In, Plus Additional Steps Required

Customer Action:
Steps Required (No Opt In)

Human Capital Management for Ireland

Ireland Employment ID

Human Capital Management for Ireland

Oracle HRMS (Ireland) supports country specific features and functions for Ireland. It enables users to follow Ireland’s business practices and comply with its statutory requirements.

Ireland Employment ID

You can record the Employment ID for your employees in accordance with the Ireland Revenue requirements.

The statutory deductions component is automatically generated when the employee is hired or rehired. Use the Manage Calculation Cards task and select the Statutory Deductions calculation card. The Employment ID is displayed on the PAYE Details calculation component details.

You can use the HCM Data Loader (HDL) to update this field with a custom value.

Employment ID

The Employment ID is used in the reporting processes to ensure compliance.

Steps to Enable

No steps are required to enable this feature.

Update 18C

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 Feature Notes
29 MAR 2019 Global Human Resources: Security Profile for Selection of Managers and Workers

Updated document. Revised feature information.

25 JAN 2019

Human Capital Management for Italy: Fiscal Code Validation

Updated document. Revised feature information.

21 DEC 2018

Global Human Resources: Limit Size of Photo Uploads

Updated document. Revised feature information.

18 SEP 2018

Human Capital Management for Czech Republic: Required Gender Field

Updated document. Delivered feature in update 18C.

07 SEP 2018   Created initial document.

Overview

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

It is important for you to know what Release Update your environment is on. You can find this in your Cloud Portal. If you are on Update 18A, you will only have features that are in 18A or the Monthlies for 18A, you will not have 18B features until you receive the 18B update. You can however read ahead on future release so you can make plans for when you will receive the next update.

If you are upgrading from Release 12, you should read all features up through the Release Update that you will receive in the upgrade, this can also be found in 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:

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):

Additional Optional Reading:

NOTE: All of these documents can be found on the Oracle Help Center at: https://cloud.oracle.com/saasreadiness/hcm under Human Capital Management Release Readiness.

Give Us Feedback

We welcome your comments and suggestions to improve the content. Please send us your feedback at oracle_fusion_applications_help_ww_grp@oracle.com. Indicate you are inquiring or providing feedback regarding the HCM Cloud What’s New for Release 13 in the body or title of the email.

Feature Summary

Column Definitions:

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.


Opt In Only = These features are made available for use via Opt In. No additional setup steps are required.

Opt In, Plus Additional Steps Required = To use these features you must first Opt In, then perform additional setup steps.

Steps Required (No Opt In) = Setup steps must be performed before these features can be used. For example, new or expanded BI subject areas need to first be incorporated into reports. Integration is required to utilize new web services.

New Features Delivered Ready to Use
(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.

New Features That Customer Must Take Action to Use (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*

Customer Action:
Opt In Only

Customer Action:
Opt In, Plus Additional Steps Required

Customer Action:
Steps Required (No Opt In)

Human Resources

Global Human Resources

Onboarding Enhancements

Position Management: Graphical Position Hierarchy Layout

Limit Size of Photo Uploads

Simplified Navigation for Document Records

Seniority Dates Changes

Security Profile for Selection of Managers and Workers

Extensible Flexfields for Grades

Public Workers REST API

Parameters for Descriptive Flexfields

Add Assignment Guided Process

Change Assignment Guided Process

Enhancement to Checklist Task Notification

HCM Country and Vertical Extensions

Worker Data Validation Report

Human Capital Management for Czech Republic

Required Gender Field

Human Capital Management for Italy

Fiscal Code Validation

Worker Data Validation Report

Worklife Solutions

Corporate Social Responsibility

Challenge Other Volunteering Teams

Opting To Be Waitlisted on Projects

New Job Role

Updating Approved Organizations

Support for Validating Addresses

Employee Wellness

New Manage Wellness Role or Admin Role Specific to Manage Wellness

Workforce Health and Safety Incidents

Capture More Incident Events with Six New Event Types

HR Optimization

Workforce Modeling

Model Position and Manager Hierarchies with Workforce Modeling

HCM Transactional Business Intelligence

Human Resources

Performance Improvement - Manager Hierarchies

Modification to PII Security - Person Real Time

New Dimensions - Person Global and Local Names - Person Real Time

New Common Dimension - Grade Ladder

New Common Dimension - Union

Assignment Manager List Dimensions - Manager Flag

Changes to Metrics - Workforce Trend Real Time

New Attribute - Initial Start Date in Employment Contract Real Time

Human Resources

Global Human Resources

Oracle Global Human Resources enables your organization to plan, manage and optimize all workforce segments using flexible and extensible best practices to realize extraordinary gains while insuring compliance and increasing total workforce engagement.

Onboarding Enhancements

Add New Task

Line managers and HR specialists now have the ability to define and add a new task to an employee, even after a checklist is allocated.

Add a New Task

Others’ Incomplete Tasks

Line managers and HR specialists now have the ability to view the list of tasks where the performer of the task is a user other than the employee or themselves. They can view the progress of the incomplete tasks of other performers and send reminders to them as well. This section is available on the Employee Progress page.

Other's Incomplete Tasks

Steps to Enable

No steps are required to enable this feature.

Key Resources

For more information, go to Applications Help for the following topic:

Position Management: Graphical Position Hierarchy Layout

You can now manage the HCM position hierarchy in a graphical layout. You can easily visualize the position hierarchy layout and move the nodes and perform actions on each position node. You must enable the Use HCM Position Hierarchy option on the Manage Enterprise HCM Information page to view and manage the hierarchy. All changes you make to the hierarchy are submitted as one transaction.

Position Hierarchy Icon on the Manage Positions Page

Click the position hierarchy icon in the search results to the view the hierarchy for that position.

Graphical HCM Position Hierarchy

You can perform the following actions on a position node in the hierarchy:

You can also drag and drop the position nodes in the hierarchy to update the reporting relationship between two positions.

In addition to the position name and business unit, you can also view the job, department, and location for each position. Click the Expand icon to display the additional position attributes.

Click the incumbent number to view the incumbent details. All changes you make to the hierarchy are submitted as one transaction.

Steps to Enable

As a prerequisite, you must enable the HCM Position Hierarchy to view the graphical position hierarchy:

  1. Click Navigator -- Setup and Maintenance.
  2. On the Setup page, click the Tasks panel drawer.
  3. In the Tasks panel drawer, click Search.
  4. In the Search text box, enter Manage Enterprise HCM Information and click the Search icon.
  5. Click Edit -- Update.
  6. In the Position Hierarchy Configuration section, select Use HCM Position Hierarchy
  7. Click Submit.
  8. Click OK.

Tips And Considerations

Key Resources

For more information, go to Applications Help for the following topics:

Role Information

If you are not using the predefined reference roles, then you need to ensure that the transaction analysis duty role that secures the new subject area is mapped to relevant job roles. This table identifies the required function security role and suggests target job and abstract roles.

See the Upgrade Guide for Oracle HCM Cloud Applications Security (My Oracle Support document ID 2023523.1) for instructions on implementing new features in existing roles.

Function Security Privilege

Job or Abstract Role

Manage HCM Position Hierarchy

PER_MANAGE_HCM_POSITION_HIERARCHY

Human Resource Specialist

Limit Size of Photo Uploads

You can't upload photos of size 20 MB or larger. Since large-sized photos are causing a performance issue, an error is added to prevent users from uploading photos of size 20 MB or larger. The recommended size for photos remains equal to or less than 2 MB.

Error Displayed When Uploading Large-Sized Photos

Steps to Enable

No steps are required to enable this feature.

Key Resources

For more information, go to Applications Help for the following topics:

Simplified Navigation for Document Records

You can quickly access your document records now from Quick Actions, Person Spotlight, My Team work area, and person smart navigation. The previous Document Records work area is no longer available from Release 18.C onwards.

My Team Quick Actions: Manage Document Records

Steps to Enable

No steps are required to enable this feature.

Seniority Dates Changes

Use the improved Configure Seniority Date Rules setup page, which includes the following changes:

Configure Seniority Dates

The following are the changes on the Manage Seniority Dates page:

Manage Seniority Dates

The following are the changes to the fast formula, user entity, and security:

Steps to Enable

No steps are required to enable this feature.

Security Profile for Selection of Managers and Workers

The list of values for selecting a manager or worker is now secured using the public person security profile. This change has an impact on:

Steps to Enable

No steps are required to enable this feature.

Tips And Considerations

This feature is available in the Responsive pages.

Extensible Flexfields for Grades

You can now capture legislative information for grades on the Create and Edit Grade pages using the extensible flexfields.

Extensible Flexfields for Grades

Steps to Enable

No steps are required to enable this feature.

Key Resources

For more information, go to the Applications Help for the following topic:

Public Workers REST API

You can use the Public Workers REST API to retrieve public information about all the active workers in Oracle HCM Cloud. This is a secured API that provides read-only access to generally available public person records of workers in the organization. Person records include employees, contingent workers, pending workers, and nonworkers.

For example, as an employee, you can query your own record and search for other employees based on various criteria from your directory application that can read and display data directly from Oracle HCM Cloud. The application makes a REST service call to Oracle HCM Cloud to return and display the appropriate public data. The information retrieved is nonsensitive in nature that all workers can access in a corporate directory.

Steps to Enable

No steps are required to enable this feature.

Role Information

The Public Workers REST API is secured with the Public Person Security Profile which identifies the people that you can search for in the worker directory. Based on your organizational needs, you can also define custom public person security profile to restrict the availability of workers in the directory.

Users require the following aggregate privilege to use the Public Workers REST API. Assign this privilege to your custom roles as appropriate.

Aggregate Privilege Description Assigned to Predefined Job Role

Use REST Service – Public Workers Read Only

ORA_PER_REST_SERVICE_ACCESS_PUBLIC_WORKERS_RO

Allows the user to call the GET method associated with the Public Workers REST Service.

Human Capital Management Integration Specialist

ORA_HRC_HUMAN_CAPITAL_MANAGEMENT_INTEGRATION_SPECIALIST_JOB

Parameters for Descriptive Flexfields

The flexfield segments can now have list of values dependent on standard attributes, for improved user experience and accuracy of data. A large number of assignment and work relationship attributes are now available as flexfield parameters for the following descriptive flexfields: Assignment (PER_ASG_DF) and Work Relationship (PER_PPS_DF).

The following attributes have been enabled for the Assignment (PER_ASG_DF) flexfield:

Assignment Flexfield Parameters

The following attributes have been enabled for the Work Relationship (PER_PPS_DF) flexfield:

Work Relationship Flexfield Parameters

Steps to Enable

No steps are required to enable this feature.

Add Assignment Guided Process

You can now add an assignment or temporary assignment for the people you manage by using the Add Assignment guided process.

This new guided process:

The primary assignment data of the worker is defaulted in the Add Assignment guided process thereby making the process intuitive for the line managers.

Line managers can access the Add Assignment guided process from Quick Actions, Actions menu in the My Team work area, and person smart navigation.

Add Assignment Questionnaire Page

Add Assignment Compact Guided Process

Many new assignment attributes are hidden out of the box for this Add Assignment guided process. You can display these attributes according to the business requirements using the HCM Page Configurator.

The existing 'New Assignment' approval rule continues to be used to configure specific approval conditions for the Add Assignment guided process.

Steps to Enable

No steps are required to enable this feature.

Role Information

Security Privileges

The following table shows the aggregate privileges that support this feature and the predefined roles that inherit them.

Aggregate Privilege Name and Code

Job Role Name

Add Worker Assignment

ORA_PER_ADD_WORKER_ASSIGNMENT

Line Manager

Human Resource Specialist

If you are using the predefined roles, no action is necessary. However, if you are using custom versions of these roles, you must add these aggregate privileges to your custom roles to use this feature. See the Release 13 Oracle Human Capital Management Cloud Security Upgrade Guide on My Oracle Support (Document ID 2023523.1) for instructions on implementing new functions in existing roles.

Change Assignment Guided Process

You can now change an assignment for the people you manage as a HR Specialist by using the Change Assignment guided process.

This guided process:

HR Specialists and Line Managers can access the Change Assignment process from Quick Actions, Actions menu in the My Team work area, and person smart navigation.

Change Assignment Questionnaire Page

Change Assignment Compact Guided Process

Many new assignment attributes are hidden out of the box for this Change Assignment guided process. You can display these attributes according to the business requirements using the HCM Page Configurator.

You must use the 'Change Assignment' approval rule to configure specific approval conditions for the Change Assignment guided process.

Steps to Enable

No steps are required to enable this feature.

Role Information

Security Privileges

The following table shows the aggregate privileges that support this feature and the predefined roles that inherit them.

Aggregate Privilege Name and Code

Job Role Name

Change Worker Assignment

ORA_PER_WORKER_ASSIGNMENT_CHANGE_DUTY

Human Resource Specialist

If you are using the predefined roles, no action is necessary. However, if you are using custom versions of these roles, you must add these aggregate privileges to your custom roles to use this feature. See the Release 13 Oracle Human Capital Management Cloud Security Upgrade Guide on My Oracle Support (Document ID 2023523.1) for instructions on implementing new functions in existing roles.

Enhancement to Checklist Task Notification

Use the more user-friendly task notification buttons Mark as Complete and Mark as Not Applicable instead of the Completed and Rejected labels respectively.

Additionally, from the next release onwards, the Actions drop down from all checklist notifications will be deprecated. Only the two action buttons Mark as Complete and Mark as Not Applicable will be available on the checklist notifications.

Steps to Enable

No steps are required to enable this feature.

HCM Country and Vertical Extensions

Oracle HRMS supports country specific features and functions. It enables users to follow the business practices and comply with statutory requirements.

Worker Data Validation Report

Run the Worker Data Validation Report to get a list of employees with missing or invalid HR data by localization.

The delivered output is in PDF or Excel spreadsheet format and lists workers whose details fail the validation checks on:

See the following table for the validations enabled for each localization.

  Data Existence Validation        Other Validation                       
Localization Gender Date of Birth National Identifier Primary Address Marital Status Ethnicity, Religion Highest Education Level Citizenship Country of Birth Town of Birth Other Validations
All HR Localizations, including the below:       X              
Argentina   X   X              
Austria       X             Cross validation Social Insurance Number (NNNCDDMMYY) - Date of Birth
Bahrain X     X       X      
Belgium     RRN or BIS Number X     X X X X  
Chile     RUT X       X      
Columbia     National Identifier X       X     Format of the National Identifier for foreign people
Croatia     OIB X              
Cyprus X X   X     X X   X  
Czech Republic       X X     X X X  
Demark X X CPR Number X             Cross validation CPR Number (DDMMYYTNNC) - Date of Birth
Egypt X X   X       X      
Estonia     Personal Code X             Cross validation Personal Code (GYYMMDDSSSC) - Date of Birth
Finland     National Identifier X              
Greece     Social Security Number X X           Cross validation Social Security Number (YYMMDDXXXYZ) - Date of Birth
Guernsey   X Social Security Number X              
Iraq X X   X       X      
Isle of Man   X   X              
Israel       X X     X      
Jordan X X   X       X      
Kazakhstan     IIN X     X   X X Single Citizenship rule
Latvia     Personal Code X             Cross validation Personal Code (DDMMYY-XNNNC) - Date of Birth
Lebanon X X   X       X      
Liechtenstein     Personal identification number X              
Lithuania     Personal Code X             Cross validation Personal Code (GYYMMDDNNNC) - Date of Birth
Morocco X X   X       X      
New Zealand     IRD number X              
Nigeria       X         X X  
Oman X     X       X      
Peru     National Identifier X              
Portugal       X X            
Republic of Korea     Resident registration number X             Cross validation Resident registration number (YYMMDD-GNNNNNC) - Date of Birth
Romania       X       X     Cross validation CNP (GYYMMDDRRNNNC) - Date of Birth
Russia     INN, SNILS X       X X X  
Serbia       X             Cross validation JMBG (DDMMYYYRRNNNC) - Date of Birth
Slovakia       X X   X X X X  
Slovenia X     X            

Cross validation EMSO (DDMMYYYRRNNNC) - Date of Birth

Spain       X X            
Sudan X X   X       X      
Syria X X   X       X      
Thailand       X       X      
Turkey     SGK number X     X X X X  
Venezuela       X       X      
Vietnam       X X X X        
Ukraine     IIN X     X   X X Single Citizenship rule

Worker Data Validation Report Details by Country

You can use the report results to make the HR data complete and valid by adding the missing information or correcting the faulted records for the listed people belonging to a certain legal employer.

Worker Data Validation Report Extract Example

Steps to Enable

There are no steps necessary to enable this feature. Run this report from the Data Exchange work area, Payroll: Submit a Process or Report task.

Tips And Considerations

You must specify the legal employer and the effective date to run the report, which should not be prior to the hiring day for the targeted workers in the report.

Key Resources

For more information on this report, go to Applications Help for the following topic:

Human Capital Management for Czech Republic

Oracle HRMS (Czech Republic) supports country specific features and functions for Czech Republic. It enables users to follow Czech Republic’s business practices and comply with its statutory requirements.

Required Gender Field

The Gender field used to be an optional field, but is now a required field.

Steps to Enable

No steps are required to enable this feature.

Human Capital Management for Italy

Oracle HRMS (Italy) supports country specific features and functions for Italy. It enables users to follow Italy’s business practices and comply with its statutory requirements.

Fiscal Code Validation

You can now record the fiscal code for Italian employees during the new hire process.

The validation of the fiscal code format includes consistency checks of the fiscal code format against first name, last name, date of birth, gender, and city or country of birth.

On the Person Management page, you can select Fiscal code in the National ID Type field, under the National Identifiers section.

Steps to Enable

To enable the consistency check on city and country of birth you must set up the geography structure for Italy, whereas the other consistency checks will be triggered independently from the presence of the geography setup.

The following table describes the geography structure for Italy:

Level Geography Type
1 Country
2 Provincia
3 Comune
4 Postal Code

Worker Data Validation Report

Run the Worker Data Validation Report to get a list of employees with missing or invalid HR data. The delivered output is in PDF or Excel spreadsheet format and lists workers whose details fail the validation checks on gender and primary address:

Worker Data Validation Report

You can use the report results to make the HR data complete and valid by adding the missing information or correcting the faulted records for the listed people belonging to a certain legal employer. This helps to reduce errors in statutory reports or processes.

Steps to Enable

There are no steps to enable this feature.

Worklife Solutions

Corporate Social Responsibility

Oracle Corporate Social Responsibility represents a corporation's initiatives to take responsibility for its effects on the environment and social well-being. Corporate social responsibility is increasingly becoming a decisive factor in HR processes to recruit, retain, and motivate the most qualified employees.

Challenge Other Volunteering Teams

You can now challenge other volunteer teams to participate in a volunteering project. Only team leads can accept or decline a challenge posed to their team. Teams participating in a challenge can track the volunteering progress of their own team and other teams by viewing the team members who are participating, the total hours volunteered by the teams, and other team details.

Challenge a Team

Steps to Enable

No steps are required to enable this feature.

Key Resources

For more information, go to Applications Help for the following topic:

Opting To Be Waitlisted on Projects

You can now register for a volunteering project of your choice even if the capacity is full by registering and opting to be on the waitlist. When space becomes available, you will receive a confirmation. In addition, administrators can increase the maximum capacity of popular projects to accommodate waitlisted volunteers.

Opting To Be on Waitlist

Steps to Enable

No steps are required to enable this feature.

Key Resources

For more information, go to Applications Help for the following topic:

New Job Role

A new job role, Corporate Social Responsibility Manager (ORA_HHR_CORPORATE_SOCIAL_RESPONSIBILITY_MANAGER_JOB), is provided in this update. This job role inherits the existing Manage Volunteering Configuration (HHR_MANAGE_VOLUNTEERING_CONFIG_PRIV) function security privilege. Provision this job role to employees whose responsibilities include approval of nonprofit organizations and projects.

New Job Role in Volunteering

Steps to Enable

No steps are required to enable this feature.

Role Information

The following function security privilege is currently granted to the predefined Human Capital Management Application Administrator job role:

Function Security Privilege

Function Security Privilege Code

Manage Volunteering Configuration

HHR_MANAGE_VOLUNTEEERING_CONFIG_PRIV

All existing notifications that are designed to be delivered to Volunteering administrator users shall be modified and delivered to users who are assigned the new Corporate Social Responsibility job role.

As this function security privilege is now also granted to the Corporate Social Responsibility Manager job role, it will be removed from the predefined Human Capital Management Application Administrator job role in a future update.

If you're using the predefined Human Capital Management Application Administrator job role, then no action is necessary. If you're using a custom version of the Human Capital Management Application Administrator job role, then you may want to remove the Manage Volunteering Configuration function security privilege from that role. For information about updating custom roles after upgrade, see the Release 13 Security Upgrade Guide on My Oracle Support (document ID 2023523.1)

Updating Approved Organizations

You can now update an approved organization for details related to type, mission, location, image, and contact information without having to go through the approval process again.

Edit Volunteering Organization

Steps to Enable

No steps are required to enable this feature.

Key Resources

For more information, go to Applications Help for the following topic:

Support for Validating Addresses

Support for configuring and validating addresses in Volunteering is now possible through the TCA address component.

Editing Address Style

Steps to Enable

No steps are required to enable this feature.

Key Resources

For more information, go to Applications Help for the following topic:

Employee Wellness

Oracle Employee Wellness supports corporate initiatives to improve employee fitness and health through the use of opt-in wellness features. This application integrates with popular fitness tracking services to simplify and automate the acquisition of exercise data from a wide range of devices.

New Manage Wellness Role or Admin Role Specific to Manage Wellness

You can now assign the new Employee Wellness Manager role to employees who manage the wellness program for your organization. This role enables users to access the Manage Wellness work area.

The privileges assigned to the Employee Wellness Manager role can be viewed from the Security Console work area as shown below:

Privileges Associated with Employee Wellness Manager

Steps to Enable

No steps are required to enable this feature.

Role Information

This table shows the security privileges that are currently granted to this job role.

 Function Security Privilege Code

 Function Security Privilege Name

 EHW_MANAGE_WELLNESS_PROGRAM_PRIV

 Manage Wellness Program

 EHW_MANAGE_WELLNESS_TRACKING_SERVICE_PRIV

 Manage Wellness Tracking Service

The Benefits Administrator role continues to include these function security privileges even though they are granted to the new Employee Wellness Manager role. The privileges might be removed from the Benefits Administrator role in a future update.

Workforce Health and Safety Incidents

Oracle Health and Safety supports corporate initiatives to track and improve health and safety in the workplace.

Capture More Incident Events with Six New Event Types

Use the new incident event types to record more events with different types. Capture the details of the incident and use the correct event type for accurate analysis and reporting. The six new incident event types included in this release are:

The following screen capture illustrates the self-service kiosk page displaying all 12 incident event types:

Kiosk User Interface for Self-Service User

Air Quality

Report adverse air quality conditions related to the working environment.

Create Air Quality Event

Ergonomic

Report an adverse ergonomic condition experienced by a worker.

Create Ergonomic Event

Fire or Explosion

Report an event relating to a fire or explosion to capture critical information for investigation, analysis, and remediation activities.

Fire or Explosion Event

Issue

Report an environment, health and safety related issue to manage corrections and improvements to systems, processes, and operating activities.

Reporting issue event is available for the professional user only.

Issue Event

Suggestion for Improvement

Report a suggestion for improvement to capture ideas and insights to improve employee health and safety outcomes.

Suggestion for Improvement Event

Unsafe Act

Report an unsafe act to better track employee adherence to safe work practices.

Unsafe Act Event

Steps to Enable

No steps are required to enable this feature.

Tips And Considerations

The Issue incident event type is only available in the professional users.

HR Optimization

Workforce Modeling

Oracle Workforce Modeling provides an integrated solution supporting Oracle Global Human Resources and provides an easy to use, drag and drop interface that allows you to create reorganization proposals and assess their impact before they are even sent for approval. The intuitive interface and integration with Oracle Global Human Resources ensure that changes are accurately reflected and validated in the transactional system.

Model Position and Manager Hierarchies with Workforce Modeling

Model your line manager hierarchy, position hierarchy, vacancies, and requisitions with the new and improved Workforce Modeling feature.  Select either a top manager or a top position and then model either manager or position hierarchies, or both.

Create Model Dialog Window

The hierarchy starts with the top manager or position and includes assignments, positions, vacancies and requisitions. They report to the top manager or position, either directly or indirectly.

Include positions by using the new HCM Position Hierarchy.  Use options such as add new positions, change positions, inactivate or delete positions, and change position incumbents to model the position hierarchy.

Create Child Position Dialog Window

Drag and drop such position changes on the graphical hierarchy within Workforce Modeling.  Use the position synchronization and position defaulting features with workforce modeling.

Position Hierarchy in Workforce Modeling with a New Position Created

Import Taleo requisitions to display in the model using the interface. If available, you can create, update, and delete the Oracle Recruiting Cloud requisitions. Create the Oracle Recruiting Cloud requisitions from vacancies and assignments. You can also convert vacancies into positions.

Create Requisition Dialog Window in Workforce Modeling

Easily view the impact of the model on the top manager or position hierarchy and the impact outside the hierarchy. Approvers can review the impact on their organization and outside their organization with approval notifications.

Steps to Enable

No steps are required to enable this feature.

HCM Transactional Business Intelligence

Oracle Transactional Business Intelligence is a real time, self service reporting solution offered to all Oracle® Cloud application users to create ad hoc reports and analyze them for daily decision-making.  Oracle Transactional Business Intelligence provides human resources managers and specialists, business executives, and line managers the critical workforce information to analyze workforce costs, staffing, compensation, performance management, talent management, succession planning, and employee benefits.

Don’t want to start from scratch building a report or analytics? Check out the library of sample reports for all products on Customer Connect on the Report Sharing Center.

Human Resources

Performance Improvement - Manager Hierarchies

Improve the performance of your analyses that use the assignment manager and matrix manager hierarchies with the new enhancements made to make them render faster. The existing process “Refresh Manager Hierarchy” needs to be run to populate data into the new “PER_MANAGER_HRCHY_REPORTEES_DN” table.

As a part of this project, the following Manager Hierarchies now perform better:

Previously, these hierarchies were based on a view which caused performance issues and they are now materialized, in the new table  “PER_MANAGER_HRCHY_REPORTEES_DN”

Steps to Enable

The existing process “Refresh Manager Hierarchy” needs to be run to populate data into the new “PER_MANAGER_HRCHY_REPORTEES_DN” table.

Tips And Considerations

For users who upgrade from previous release(s), the entire Process needs to be run again to populate data into the new table. Also, there is no change in any of the Subject Areas due to this, the presentation structure remains the same.

Modification to PII Security - Person Real Time

Enhance your reporting on worker Personally Identifiable Information (PII).  Human Resource Analysts will be able to access confidential information for all the people within their security profile allowing them to query contacts of workers and their contact details (name, phone, email and address). This allows them to build an emergency contact report in OTBI.  Line managers will not be able to access any confidential information for anyone including their direct or indirect reports.

Steps to Enable

No steps are required to enable this feature.

New Dimensions - Person Global and Local Names - Person Real Time

Enhance your reporting on worker names with the new dimensions added to display both the local and global names of the workers in the analyses.

As part of this enhancement two new dimensions are added to the Person Real Time subject areas. Both of these dimensions have same attributes as in the existing Person Names dimension. However, the values rendered from these new dimensions are based on the data entered for the workers in HCM application.

Steps to Enable

No steps are required to enable this feature.

New Common Dimension - Grade Ladder

Enhance your reporting on common dimensions with the addition of the new workforce structure 'Grade Ladder' to the OTBI subject areas. All the subject areas that have the Grade dimension include the Grades Rate Real Time subject area.

The worker dimension has been enhanced with the following attributes:

The Position and Job dimensions have been enhanced with the following attribute:

Steps to Enable

No steps are required to enable this feature.

New Common Dimension - Union

Enhance your reporting on worker unions with the addition of the new common dimension named Union across all the HCM OTBI subject areas that also have the Collective Agreements dimension.  This new dimension is flex enabled.

This is similar to Department, Business Unit, Legal Employer, and so on, but with a different classification code (ORA_PER_UNION).

Steps to Enable

No steps are required to enable this feature.

Assignment Manager List Dimensions - Manager Flag

Enhance your reporting on assignment manager list dimensions with the new flag added to indicate whether the worker in the list is a manager or not. The flag indicates whether they have direct reports or not. Two new attributes – Manager Flag Code (with values Y/N) and Manager Flag (with Values Yes/ No) are introduced in both the secured and unsecured Assignment Manager List dimensions.

Steps to Enable

No steps are required to enable this feature.

Changes to Metrics - Workforce Trend Real Time

Enhance your reporting on the headcount metrics in the Workforce Trend real-time subject area. Some headcount metrics have been modified as level-based metrics.

With this enhancement the period start and end headcount metrics are not impacted by the attributes from the HR Action and HR Action Reason dimensions.  For example, period start and end headcount by voluntary or involuntary terminations show all the headcount ignoring the voluntary or involuntary attribute, however, terminations take account of this attribute.

Another change to the start, end, and average headcount and FTE measures is to exclude the inactive assignments. These measures are used to calculate turnover. The changes are: 

  1. Period Start Headcount: Lists the Headcount as on first day of the Period. It considers those assignments that are in Active and Suspended statuses on the first day of the period.
  2. Period End Headcount: Lists the Headcount as on last day of the Period. It considers those assignments that are in Active and Suspended statuses on the last day of the period.
  3. Period Start Active Headcount: Lists the Headcount as on first day of the Period. It considers those assignments that are in Active status on the first day of the period.
  4. Period End Active Headcount: Lists the Headcount as on last day of the Period. It considers those assignments that are in Active status on the last day of the period.
  5. Average Period Headcount: Average of Period Start Headcount and Period End Headcount.

Steps to Enable

No steps are required to enable this feature.

New Attribute - Initial Start Date in Employment Contract Real Time

We have made it easier for you to report on worker employment contracts using the new attribute to report on the initial start date of the employee's contract. The new attribute 'Initial Start Date' is added to the Employment Contract Details folder in the Employment Contract Real Time subject area.

Steps to Enable

No steps are required to enable this feature.

September Maintenance Pack for 18B

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 Feature Notes
27 AUG 2018   Created initial document.

Overview

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

It is important for you to know what Release Update you environment is on. You can find this in your Cloud Portal. If you are on Update 18A, you will only have features that are in 18A or the Monthly and Quarterly updates for 18A, you will not have 18B features until you receive the 18B update. You can however read ahead on future release so you can make plans for when you will receive the next update.

If you are upgrading from Release 12, you should read all features up through the Release Update that you will receive in the upgrade. This can also be found in Cloud Portal.

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

Suggested Reading for all HCM 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):

Additional Optional Reading:

NOTE: All of these documents can be found on the Oracle Help Center at: https://cloud.oracle.com/saasreadiness/hcm under Human Capital Management Release Readiness.

Give Us Feedback

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Feature Summary

Action Required to Enable Feature

Feature

None (Automatically Available)

Enable via Opt In UI Only

Enable via Opt In UI Plus Additional Steps

Not Enabled via Opt In UI but Setup Required

Issue Service Request

Human Resources

Global Payroll Interface

Additional Country Extensions in Global Payroll Interface Extract Definition

Human Resources

Global Payroll Interface

Oracle Global Payroll Interface supports features to send personal payroll information to third-party payroll providers and then to import processed payroll data into Oracle Global HR. You can copy and modify predefined extract definitions to meet the requirements of your third-party payroll provider. Before extracting data, payroll coordinators can optionally run the Calculate Gross Earnings process to calculate periodic values to validate gross earnings calculations. If you import processed payroll data or payslips from your third-party payroll provider, the data is available for further reporting and analysis.

Additional Country Extensions in Global Payroll Interface Extract Definition

Use the enhanced Global Payroll Interface extract definition to support the following countries:

When you define Global Payroll Interface for a legislative data group that is within the context of a country, the application generates the country-specific attributes along with the global attributes.

Steps to Enable

No steps are required to enable this feature.

August Quarterly Maintenance Pack for 18B

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 Feature Notes
27 JUL 2018   Created initial document.

Overview

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

It is important for you to know what Release Update you environment is on. You can find this in your Cloud Portal. If you are on Update 18A, you will only have features that are in 18A or the Monthly and Quarterly updates for 18A, you will not have 18B features until you receive the 18B update. You can however read ahead on future release so you can make plans for when you will receive the next update.

If you are upgrading from Release 12, you should read all features up through the Release Update that you will receive in the upgrade. This can also be found in Cloud Portal.

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

Suggested Reading for all HCM 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):

Additional Optional Reading:

NOTE: All of these documents can be found on the Oracle Help Center at: https://cloud.oracle.com/saasreadiness/hcm under Human Capital Management Release Readiness.

Give Us Feedback

We welcome your comments and suggestions to improve the content. Please send us your feedback at oracle_fusion_applications_help_ww_grp@oracle.com. Indicate you are inquiring or providing feedback regarding the HCM Cloud What’s New for Release 13 in the body or title of the email.

Feature Summary

Action Required to Enable Feature

Feature

None (Automatically Available)

Enable via Opt In UI Only

Enable via Opt In UI Plus Additional Steps

Not Enabled via Opt In UI but Setup Required

Issue Service Request

Human Resources

Human Capital Management for United Kingdom

UK Absence Seniority Date

Human Resources

Human Capital Management for United Kingdom

Oracle Fusion HRMS (UK) supports country specific features and functions for the United Kingdom. It enables users to follow the UKs business practices and comply with its statutory requirements.

UK Absence Seniority Date

You can record a date that is different from the hire date on the employees record, to determine the length of service eligibility for UK Statutory Absences.

You can find the Statutory Absence Service Start Date field in the Work Relationship Details section.

Work Relationship Details

Steps to Enable

No steps are required to enable this feature.

Update 18B

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 Feature Notes
23 NOV 2018 Human Capital Management for Germany: Person Name and Address Validations

Updated document. Delivered feature in update 18B.

23 NOV 2018

Global Human Resources: Validation to Prevent Loading Departments with Legislation Code

Updated document. Delivered feature in update 18B.

27 AUG 2018

Human Capital Management for Brazil: Dependent and Foreigner Information

Updated document. Delivered feature in update 18B.

27 JUL 2018 Global Human Resources: New Onboarding Experience Updated document. Revised feature information.
25 MAY 2018 Human Capital Management for France: Maternity Entitlement Formula for Absence Management Updated document. Delivered feature in update 18B.
06 APR 2018   Created initial document.

Overview

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

It is important for you to know what Release Update you environment is on. You can find this in your Cloud Portal. If you are on Update 18A, you will only have features that are in 18A or the Monthly and Quarterly updates for 18A, you will not have 18B features until you receive the 18B update. You can however read ahead on future release so you can make plans for when you will receive the next update.

If you are upgrading from Release 12, you should read all features up through the Release Update that you will receive in the upgrade. This can also be found in 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.

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

Suggested Reading for all HCM 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):

Additional Optional Reading:

NOTE: All of these documents can be found on the Oracle Help Center at: https://cloud.oracle.com/saasreadiness/hcm under Human Capital Management Release Readiness

Customers Upgrading from Release 12

If you're upgrading from Release 12 to Release 13, then you should review all of the release readiness content for Release 13 (updates 17B - 17D, as well as, updates 18A - 18B) to learn about all of the features available in release 13.

Give Us Feedback

We welcome your comments and suggestions to improve the content. Please send us your feedback at oracle_fusion_applications_help_ww_grp@oracle.com. Indicate you are inquiring or providing feedback regarding the HCM Cloud What’s New for Release 13 in the body or title of the email.

Feature Summary

Action Required to Enable Feature

Feature

None (Automatically Available)

Enable via Opt In UI Only

Enable via Opt In UI Plus Additional Steps

Not Enabled via Opt In UI but Setup Required

Issue Service Request

Human Resources

Global Human Resources

New Onboarding Experience

Enhancements to Checklist Functionality

Document Records Enhancements

Grade Code and Set Name Displayed in Valid Grades Region for Jobs and Positions

Configurable In-App Notifications for Workforce Deployment Based on Reports

Validation to Prevent Loading Departments with Legislation Code

Human Capital Management for Brazil

Dependent and Foreigner Information

Human Capital Management for France

Maternity Entitlement Formula for Absence Management

Human Capital Management for Germany

Person Name and Address Validations

Worklife Solutions

Corporate Social Responsibility

Invite Employees to Volunteer

Volunteer as a Team

Share Volunteering Update on Social Media

Improved Volunteering Administration Dashboard

Workforce Reputation Management

Enhanced Skill Search

HR Optimization

Transactional Business Intelligence for Human Capital Management

Global HR

New Attributes - Person Real Time Subject Area

New Concatenated Attribute - Person Name and Number

Health and Safety

Vehicle and Passenger Details - Incidents Real Time

Human Resources

Global Human Resources

Oracle Fusion Global Human Resources enables your organization to plan, manage and optimize all workforce segments using flexible and extensible best practices to realize extraordinary gains while insuring compliance and increasing total workforce engagement.

New Onboarding Experience

You can now use the Onboarding application to engage new hires continuously during the onboarding process. The application uses the Enterprise Onboarding checklist template to manage the distinct phases of Onboarding. All stakeholders involved in the onboarding process can track and manage their tasks effectively in the Onboarding application.

To access Onboarding:

Employee Onboarding

Line Manager and HR Specialist Onboarding

Steps to Enable

No steps are required to enable this feature.

Role Information

Security Privileges

The following table shows the aggregate privileges that support this feature and the predefined roles that inherit them.

Aggregate Privilege Name and Code

Job or Abstract Role Name

Manage Onboarding By Worker

ORA_PER_MANAGE_ONBOARDING_BY_WORKER

Employee

Contingent Worker

Manage Onboarding by Manager

ORA_PER_MANAGE_ONBOARDING_BY_MANAGER

Line Manager

Manage Onboarding

ORA_PER_MANAGE_ONBOARDING

Human Resource Specialist

If you are using the predefined roles, then no action is necessary. If you are using custom versions of these roles, then you must add these aggregate privileges to your custom roles to use this feature. See the Release 13 Oracle Human Capital Management Cloud Security Upgrade Guide on My Oracle Support (Document ID 2023523.1) for instructions on implementing new functions in existing roles. 

Enhancements to Checklist Functionality

Additional fields and tabs are now available when you configure a checklist template for actions such as onboarding, or offboarding.

The following enhancements are now available when configuring standard checklists:

The following enhancements are available when configuring Enterprise Onboarding checklists:

Enterprise Onboarding

Enterprise Onboarding Step

Task Setup

Steps to Enable

No steps are required to enable this feature.

Tips And Considerations

To create a checklist for Onboarding, you need to define the following:

Document Records Enhancements

Enhance the ability of administrators, HR specialists, managers, and employees with the following features in the Document Records work area:

Publish Required: You can make a document record visible on the UI from a specific date. The Publish Date field is now configured to be entered using HDL only, and not from the UI. If you want the document to be visible only after a specific date, you must select Yes or No in the Publish Required field on the Create Document Type page. For example, if you want to make the promotion letter visible starting 1-Apr-2018, select Yes on the Create Document Type page. Then, pass the date of 1-Apr-2018 in the Publish Date field using HDL, when creating document records for the worker.

Document Record and Attachment Preferences: You can configure the document type to restrict the creation, update, and deletion of documents and attachments. Lock the document records and attachments from being updated or deleted after approval and creation by restricting only the update and delete options. This enables document records to be used as self-service request forms, which should not be updated or deleted post approval.

Minimum Attachments: You can specify the minimum number of attachments that a user needs to attach for a specific document type. By default, this field will contain the value 0 (zero).

Context Code: You can now specify the context for the descriptive flexfield (DFF) by using up to 80 characters compared to the earlier limit of 30 characters. This context is defaulted when a document record is created for the document type.

Field Lengths: Specify the document code up to 150 characters and document name up to 80 characters compared to the earlier limits of 105 characters and 30 characters respectively.

You can manage the document types by using the Manage Document Types task in the Setup and Maintenance work area.

Create Document Type

Steps to Enable

No steps are required to enable this feature.

Tips And Considerations

For the Context Code field, we recommend that you not use more than 76 characters because 4 characters are required for prefixing the legislation code with underscore.

Document Record and Attachment Preferences: By default, if update is restricted, then deletion is also restricted and non-editable. Also, if creation is restricted, then deletion and update is also restricted and non-editable.

Key Resources

For more information, go to the Applications Help for the following topics:

Grade Code and Set Name Displayed in Valid Grades Region for Jobs and Positions

Two additional columns are added to the Valid Grades region on the Job and Position pages to display the grade code and the set name.

Grade Code and Set Name fields for Valid Grades

Steps to Enable

No steps are required to enable this feature.

Configurable In-App Notifications for Workforce Deployment Based on Reports

You can now configure workforce deployment in-app notifications using Oracle Business Intelligence (BI) Publisher reports. You can use the standard BI Publisher templates to configure the in-app notifications for the following workflow tasks:

To configure the report templates, you must download the templates from the BI Publisher server and use Microsoft Word to edit them. You upload the edited templates back to the BI Publisher server.

Steps to Enable

The following prerequisites must be met for using BI Publisher notifications:

  1. Download and install the Oracle BI Publisher Desktop: http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/middleware/bi-publisher/downloads/index.html.
  2. Download and install the Template Builder for Word to use Microsoft Word to edit the layout templates. To download, install, and set up Template Builder for Word, see Creating RTF Templates by Using BI Publisher 11g Template Builder for Word

NOTE: You can modify the BI Templates only if you have the BI Administrator role.

You must also configure the profile options to use the BI Publisher for notifications:

  1. Click Navigator > Setup and Maintenance.
  2. On the Setup page, click the Tasks panel drawer.
  3. In the Tasks panel drawer, click Search.
  4. In the Search text box, enter Manage Administrator Profile Values and click the Search icon.
  5. Click the Manage Administrator Profile Values task.
  6. On the Manage Administrator Profile Values page, in the Profile Option Code field, enter BIP_ONLINE and click Search.
  7. In the Search section, set the following to true.

Tips And Considerations

Key Resources

For more information, go to Applications Help for the following topics:

Validation to Prevent Loading Departments with Legislation Code

A new validation was added to prevent providing a value for legislation code when loading organizations if the classification is department. The legislation code is only applicable for organizations that are country-specific like Legal Employer, Tax Reporting Unit and Union.

As the underlying structure is used for all organizations, the attribute legislation code is available even when loading organizations for classifications it doesn't apply to and the new validation prevents bad data from being created.

Steps to Enable

No steps are required to enable this feature.

Human Capital Management for Brazil

Oracle HRMS (Brazil) supports country specific features and functions for Brazil. It enables users to follow Brazil’s business practices and comply with its statutory requirements.

Dependent and Foreigner Information

Comply with the Brazilian legislative requirement of capturing dependent and foreigner information by using the following features:

Steps to Enable

No steps are required to enable this feature.

Human Capital Management for France

Oracle Fusion HRMS (France) supports country specific features and functions for France. It enables users to follow France’s business practices and comply with its statutory requirements.

Maternity Entitlement Formula for Absence Management

You can use the maternity entitlement formula to calculate entitlements based on the following factors:

To do this, you can select the entitlement formula ORA_HRX_FR_MAP_ENTITLEMENT when you create the absence type:

The information entered on the absence record is validated using the validation formula ORA_HRX_FR_MAP_VALIDATION. Warning or error messages are generated in case of inconsistencies and you can make corrections, if required.

You must also select the appropriate legislative grouping code for maternity.

Based on the selected absence type (for example, maternity or paternity) and the legislative grouping code, you can enter additional information in the legislative information section.

You must create the following five absence types with the corresponding legislative grouping code and the pattern Childbirth or placement:

You must set up each absence type with the corresponding legislative grouping code.

Each absence plan must be associated with one absence type, except maternity where you need two plans to differentiate between antenatal and postnatal entitlements,you must also set up the following absence plans with the appropriate legislative grouping code:

Steps to Enable

No steps are required to enable this feature.

Human Capital Management for Germany

Oracle Fusion HRMS (Germany) supports country specific features and functions for Germany. It enables users to follow Germany’s business practices and comply with its statutory requirements.

Person Name and Address Validations

You can now enter person names and address data without any validation checks on the user interface.

Person Name Style with Special Characters

Person Address Style with Special Characters

You can run the Worker Data Validation Report to review any issues in parts of addresses such as the postal code and city and make the required corrections, if any.

Steps to Enable

No steps are required to enable this feature.

Worklife Solutions

Corporate Social Responsibility

Corporate social responsibility represents a corporation's initiatives to take responsibility for its effects on the environment and social well-being. Corporate social responsibility is increasingly becoming a decisive factor in HR processes to recruit, retain, and motivate the most qualified employees.

Oracle Fusion Volunteering enables organizations to promote corporate social responsibility initiatives by creating service opportunities for employees to engage and get involved in causes that are most important to each individual.

Invite Employees to Volunteer

You can now invite people to volunteer on a specific project. Search, select, and invite workers from your peer group or direct reports. Invited workers can choose to register for the volunteering project.

Invite Others to a Volunteering Project

Steps to Enable

No steps are required to enable this feature.

Volunteer as a Team

Volunteering together as a team is now supported. Volunteers can create new teams or search and join existing teams. Team members can invite their teams to volunteer for a project and set team volunteering goals. Individual team members can then register for volunteering projects and work towards achieving the team’s volunteering goal.

Team Volunteering

Steps to Enable

No steps are required to enable this feature.

Share Volunteering Update on Social Media

You can now share updates from your volunteering projects on select social network sites. The Automatic Social Network Updates setting in Volunteering enables you to configure the social network in the Reputation application. When you log volunteering hours for a completed project, the updates automatically appear on the social networking sites of your choice.

Configure Social Network Updates in Volunteering

Enable Updates in Reputation

Steps to Enable

No steps are required to enable this feature.

Improved Volunteering Administration Dashboard

Improvements in the administrative dashboard enable you to manage administrative tasks effectively. Enhancements related to EIN validation settings, volunteering history, project and project lead ratings, and giveaway summary details help in reviewing the impact of volunteering projects across causes, organizations, and projects.

Steps to Enable

No steps are required to enable this feature.

Workforce Reputation Management

Oracle Fusion Workforce Reputation Management harnesses social networks to help organizations discover, mobilize, and retain talent. This functionality provides insight into workers' social reputation and influence while also monitoring workers' social media usage compliance and mitigating social media risk.

Enhanced Skill Search

You can now use the enhanced Skills Search feature to find people with the right set of skills. The search now supports natural language text. This means employees can enter what they are looking for in the form of natural language text without worrying about what exact or key words to use. The search analyzer processes the entry based on context or similarity thereby providing wider search results. This also helps fetch better results and enables employees to further filter on the results.

Skill Search

Steps to Enable

No steps are required to enable this feature.

HR Optimization

Transactional Business Intelligence for Human Capital Management

Oracle Fusion Transactional Business Intelligence is a real time, self service reporting solution offered to all Oracle® Fusion application users to create ad hoc reports and analyze them for daily decision-making.  Oracle Transactional Business Intelligence provides human resources managers and specialists, business executives, and line managers the critical workforce information to analyze workforce costs, staffing, compensation, performance management, talent management, succession planning, and employee benefits.

Global HR

New Attributes - Person Real Time Subject Area

Enhance your reporting on Worker's contacts with the addition of attributes to report on Statutory dependents. The following attributes are added to the folder Person Contact Relationship:

Steps to Enable

No steps are required to enable this feature.

New Concatenated Attribute - Person Name and Number

Enhance your usage of the dashboard prompts that leverages person name in them. A new attribute is added, which is a concatenation of Person Name and Person Number and set Descriptor ID as Person Identifier in Assignment Manager List dimension. This attribute was added to overcome issues with prompts, where the same values existed for manager names for multiple workers.  This is added in OTBI HCM Prompts subject area only.

Steps to Enable

No steps are required to enable this feature.

Health and Safety

Vehicle and Passenger Details - Incidents Real Time

Enhance your reporting on vehicle incidents using the additional dimensions added to Environment Health and Safety - Incidents Real Time subject area. With this enhancement customers can report on the vehicle incidents, conditions at the time of the incident, and the following vehicle details:

The following dimensions are added to the subject area to report on the details:

VEHICLE INCIDENT

Steps to Enable

No steps are required to enable this feature.

August Quarterly Maintenance Pack for 18A

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 Feature Notes
27 AUG 2018   Created initial document.

Overview

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

It is important for you to know what Release Update you environment is on. You can find this in your Cloud Portal. If you are on Update 18A, you will only have features that are in 18A or the Monthly and Quarterly updates for 18A, you will not have 18B features until you receive the 18B update. You can however read ahead on future release so you can make plans for when you will receive the next update.

If you are upgrading from Release 12, you should read all features up through the Release Update that you will receive in the upgrade. This can also be found in 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.

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

Suggested Reading for all HCM 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):

Additional Optional Reading:

NOTE: All of these documents can be found on the Oracle Help Center at: https://cloud.oracle.com/saasreadiness/hcm under Human Capital Management Release Readiness.

Give Us Feedback

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Feature Summary

Action Required to Enable Feature

Feature

None (Automatically Available)

Enable via Opt In UI Only

Enable via Opt In UI Plus Additional Steps

Not Enabled via Opt In UI but Setup Required

Issue Service Request

Human Resources

Global Human Resources

Enhancements to Checklist Task Notification

Human Resources

Global Human Resources

Oracle Global Human Resources enables your organization to plan, manage and optimize all workforce segments using flexible and extensible best practices to realize extraordinary gains while insuring compliance and increasing total workforce engagement.

Enhancements to Checklist Task Notification

Change to the checklist task status will now be reflected only when the task is marked as Completed or Rejected from the notification. All other actions from the notifications will not impact the checklist task status.

Additionally, the actions Withdraw and Suspend have been removed from the notifications Actions menu.

Steps to Enable

No steps are required to enable this feature.

June Maintenance Pack for 18A

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 Feature Notes
07 SEP 2018  

Created initial document.

Overview

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

It is important for you to know what Release Update you environment is on. You can find this in your Cloud Portal. If you are on Update 18A, you will only have features that are in 18A or the Monthly and Quarterly updates for 18A, you will not have 18B features until you receive the 18B update. You can however read ahead on future release so you can make plans for when you will receive the next update.

If you are upgrading from Release 12, you should read all features up through the Release Update that you will receive in the upgrade. This can also be found in 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.

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

Suggested Reading for all HCM 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):

Additional Optional Reading:

NOTE: All of these documents can be found on the Oracle Help Center at: https://cloud.oracle.com/saasreadiness/hcm under Human Capital Management Release Readiness.

Give Us Feedback

We welcome your comments and suggestions to improve the content. Please send us your feedback at oracle_fusion_applications_help_ww_grp@oracle.com. Indicate you are inquiring or providing feedback regarding the HCM Cloud What’s New for Release 13 in the body or title of the email.

Feature Summary

Action Required to Enable Feature

Feature

None (Automatically Available)

Enable via Opt In UI Only

Enable via Opt In UI Plus Additional Steps

Not Enabled via Opt In UI but Setup Required

Issue Service Request

Human Resources

Global Payroll Interface

ADP Workforce Now Integration

Human Resources

Global Payroll Interface

Oracle Global Payroll Interface supports features to send personal payroll information to third-party payroll providers and then to import processed payroll data into Oracle Fusion Global HR. You can copy and modify predefined extract definitions to meet the requirements of your third-party payroll provider. Before extracting data, payroll coordinators can optionally run the Calculate Gross Earnings process to calculate periodic values to validate gross earnings calculations. If you import processed payroll data or payslips from your third-party payroll provider, the data is available for further reporting and analysis.

ADP Workforce Now Integration

You can now use the Global Payroll Interface Report extracts with ADP Workforce Now payroll for third-party processing.

Use the predefined flow pattern to extract global and country-specific fields for US in a CSV format to comply with the Workforce Now standards.

The application captures the relevant data in the following extended flexfield contexts:

Use the payroll grouping parameter to extract multiple payrolls data in a single file.

Follow these steps to run the extract flow pattern:

  1. In the Payroll work area, select Checklist
  2. On the Payroll Checklist page, click the Tasks panel
  3. Click Submit a Process or Report
  4. On the Submit a Process or Report page, select the required LDG
  5. In the Process or Report section, search for and select Run Payroll Interface For ADP Workforce Now

Submit a Process or Report

  1. Enter the required parameters.

Enter the Parameters

  1. Click Next to open the Submit a Process or Report: Enter Flow Interaction page
  2. Click Next to open the Submit a Process or Report: Schedule page
  3. Click Next to open the Submit a Process or Report: Review page
  4. Click Submit
  5. In the Confirmation dialog box, click OK and View Checklist

WFN Payroll Flow

  1. Click Go to Task
  2. On the Payroll Flow page, select View Results from the Actions option

Review Results

  1. On the View Results dialog box, click OK

Steps to Enable

Follow the steps given below to enable the flexfield segments at Assignment:

  1. Navigate to the Payroll Checklist work area.
  2. Click the Submit a Process or Report task.

Navigation to Checklist

  1. Search for Manage Global Payroll Interface Features flow.
  2. Select the flow and click Next.

Select the Flow Pattern

  1. On the flow parameter page, provide a meaningful Payroll Flow Name.

In the Activate Usage drop down, select Yes.

In the Feature field, search for and select Assignment EIT Information EFF.

Select the Feature

  1. In the Component field, search for and select GPI Workforce Now Extended Employment Information.

Select the Component

In the Subcomponent field, search for and select the required subcomponent.

NOTE: If you want to enable all the fields, choose “All”.

  1. Submit the flow.
  2. To enable the additional data available under Person, repeat the above steps using the following details:

Feature: Assignment EIT Information EFF

Component : GPI Workforce Now Extended Payroll Additional Information

Subcomponent : Select the subcomponents as applicable.

NOTE: Features and the subcomponents under them to be enabled for your implementation depend on the recommendation given by ADP for your implementation. Please consult with ADP before enabling the features and subcomponents.

  1. Submit the flow.
  2. Navigate to the Setup and Maintenance.
  3. Search for and select the task Manage Extensible Flexfields.

  1. Navigation to Manage Extensible Flexfields In the Name field, enter Assignment EIT Information and click Search.
  2. In the Search Results section, select Assignment EIT Information EFF row and click Deploy Flexfield.

Deploy Flex Field

  1. Ensure the deployment completes successfully and the Deployment Status column shows a green check mark.

Tips And Considerations

The level of extended data capture and additional configurations (Value sets, Object Groups and so on) required may vary by individual implementation depending on the customer requirements and the data required by ADP Workforce Now. Finalize the details after analyzing the Implementation guides provided by both Oracle and ADP.

Update 18A

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 Feature Notes
27 JUL 2018 Global Human Resources: Automatic Generation of Position Code Updated document. Revised feature information.
19 JAN 2018   Created initial document.

Overview

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

It is important for you to know what Release Update you environment is on. You can find this in your Cloud Portal. If you are on Update 18A, you will only have features that are in 18A or the Monthly and Quarterly updates for 18A, you will not have 18B features until you receive the 18B update. You can however read ahead on future release so you can make plans for when you will receive the next update.

If you are upgrading from Release 12, you should read all features up through the Release Update that you will receive in the upgrade. This can also be found in 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.

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

Suggested Reading for all HCM 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):

Additional Optional Reading:

NOTE: All of these documents can be found on the Oracle Help Center at: https://cloud.oracle.com/saasreadiness/hcm under Human Capital Management Release Readiness

Customers Upgrading from Release 12

If you're upgrading from Release 12 to Release 13, then you should review all of the release readiness content for Release 13 (updates 17B - 17D, as well as, updates 18A - 18B) to learn about all of the features available in release 13.

Give Us Feedback

We welcome your comments and suggestions to improve the content. Please send us your feedback at oracle_fusion_applications_help_ww_grp@oracle.com. Indicate you are inquiring or providing feedback regarding the Global HR Cloud What’s New for Release 13 in the body or title of the email.

Release Feature Summary

Action Required to Enable Feature

Feature

None (Automatically Available)

Enable via Opt In UI Only

Enable via Opt In UI Plus Additional Steps

Not Enabled via Opt In UI but Setup Required

Issue Service Request

Human Resources

Global Human Resources

Automatic Generation of Position Code

Configure Transaction Rules for Information Sharing

Assignment Category, Union and Collective Agreement Attributes Added on the Manage Positions and Position Synchronization Pages

Workforce Structures Minimum Search Characters

Mass Legal Employer Change

Document Records and Document Delivery Preferences Security Enhancements

Configurable Email Notifications for Workforce Deployment Based on Reports

Improved Directory Search Results

Human Capital Management for Argentina

Enhanced National Identifiers Validation

Human Capital Management for Belgium

Existing Flexfield Replaced by Statutory Dependent Field

Human Capital Management for Brazil

Maintaining Person Information

Maintaining Work Structure Information

Maintaining Employment Information

Human Capital Management for Canada

Record of Employment Leave of Absence Events

Record of Employment Events: Creating and Removing Event Notifications

Human Capital Management for France

Vacation Accrual Formula for Absence Management

Sickness Entitlement Formula for Absence Management

Worklife Solutions

Corporate Social Responsibility

Simple Steps to Register and Get Started

Track Updates and Progress from Volunteering Dashboard

Organized Administration Dashboard to Manage Volunteering

Employee Wellness

User Interface Improvements to Manage Activity Tracking Services

Transactional Business Intelligence

Transactional Business Intelligence for Human Capital Management

New Attributes for Worker's Employment Contract

New Attributes for Collective Agreements

New Dimensions for the Setup Objects and Profiles Real Time Subject Area

Improved Performance of the Organization Hierarchy

Performance Improvement of the Position Hierarchy

Human Resources

Global Human Resources

Oracle Fusion Global Human Resources enables your organization to plan, manage and optimize all workforce segments using flexible and extensible best practices to realize extraordinary gains while ensuring compliance and increasing total workforce engagement.

Automatic Generation of Position Code

You can now generate the position code in any of the following ways:

You can use this feature to reduce the effort in manually providing the position code for each position being created. If you select the automatic method, the generated position code will be numeric across the enterprise level.

Use the Manage Enterprise HCM Information task in the Setup and Maintenance work area to generate position codes for your enterprise. The default generation method is Manual. 

Specify the Position Code Generation Method

The automatically generated position code will be numeric across the enterprise level. The initial position code field validation helps in identifying the starting position code in automatic position code generation.

Steps to Enable

No steps are required to enable this feature.

Tips And Considerations

Key Resources

For more information, go to Applications Help for the following topic:

Configure Transaction Rules for Information Sharing

You can configure rules for the Information Sharing process using the Transaction Console in the Navigator.

Configure Transaction Rules for Information Sharing

You can configure the following processes for information sharing:

  1. Share Information: This approval notification is sent to the person whose information is being shared. For example if a manager shares information for a worker on his team, the worker will receive a notification requesting approval before the information is shared with the recipient.
  2. Share Information Approval FYI Notification: This notification is sent to the person who shares information indicating that the request has been approved.
  3. Share Information FYI Notification: This notification is sent to the recipient of the information which is being shared.
  4. Share Information Reject FYI Notification: This notification is sent to the person who shares the information, indicating that the request has been rejected.

Steps to Enable

No steps are required to enable this feature.

Tips And Considerations

The default rules are configured to be consistent with how the feature worked before this update, and are detailed below:

Assignment Category, Union and Collective Agreement Attributes Added on the Manage Positions and Position Synchronization Pages

The following attributes are added on Create and Edit Position, and Position Synchronization pages:

Assignment Category Union and Collective Agreements Fields on the Create and Edit Position Pages

You can now synchronize the assignments with the values for the above position attributes.

Steps to Enable

No steps are required to enable this feature.

Key Resources

For more information, go to Applications Help for the following topics:

Workforce Structures Minimum Search Characters

You can define the minimum number of characters to search for workforce structure objects using the Manage Enterprise HCM Information task in the Setup and Maintenance work area.

Specify Minimum Number of Search Characters for Workforce Structures

This minimum search characters are used to search for the name and code for each search page depending on the number of objects. For performance reasons, the minimum value is 1.

Steps to Enable

No steps are required to enable this feature.

Tips And Considerations

Mass Legal Employer Change

Enhance the ability of HR Specialists to efficiently transfer workers in bulk from one legal employer to another using the Mass Legal Employer Change process. All the primary assignment data and salary information is copied from the primary assignment of the source work relationship to the destination work relationship for all the selected workers.

You can also select workers from different legal employers to be transferred to the same destination legal employer.

On the Changes page of the Mass Legal Employer Change process, you can provide specific values for certain assignment attributes. These specific values will be applied to all the selected workers and will override the corresponding values on the workers' primary assignment.

Changes Page of the Mass Legal Employer Change Process

After you submit the mass legal employer change process, you can monitor the progress of the scheduled job from the Mass Updates work area dashboard. On the dashboard, there are columns displaying counts related to total, succeeded, warning, and failed workers. The count for warning and failed workers are displayed as hyperlinks. You can click the links to see the details about the warnings or errors. You can create a supplemental batch for workers with errors after the errors are fixed at source.

Manage Mass Updates Dashboard

Steps to Enable

No steps are required to enable this feature.

Key Resources

For more information, go to Applications Help for the following topics:

Role Information

Security Privileges

Aggregate Privilege Name and Code

Job Role Name

Perform Worker Mass Legal Employer Change

ORA_PER_PERFORM_WORKER_MASS_LE_CHANGE

Human Resource Specialist

Document Records and Document Delivery Preferences Security Enhancements

Simplify access to the Document Records work area by now securing the work area access for line managers and HR specialists using separate privileges.

Streamline access to the document delivery preferences, which are now secured with their own security privileges and not shared with document records.

Provide greater control by now granting delivered read only access privileges to document records and document delivery preferences.

Steps to Enable

No steps are required to enable this feature.

Tips And Considerations

In releases prior mto Update 18A, the seeded Line Manager role was assigned the Manage Person Documentation aggregate privilege. Starting with Update 18A, the Manage Person Documentation privilege is replaced with the Manage Person Documentation by Manager aggregate privilege for the seeded line manager role. Therefore, customers having custom line manager roles will have to update the security configuration of those custom roles to reflect this change in aggregate privilege.

Role Information

The following are the roles and their defined security privileges:

Roles Security Privileges
Employee, Contingent Worker

Manage Person Documentation by Worker

Manage Person Document Delivery Preferences

Line Manager

Manage Person Documentation by Manager

Manage Person Document Delivery Preferences

Human Resource Specialist

Manage Person Documentation

Manage Person Document Delivery Preferences

Human Resource Analyst

View Person Documentation

View Person Document Delivery Preferences

HCM Application Administrator, Benefits Administrator, Human Resource Manager, Application Implementation Consultant

Manage Person Documentation

Manage Person Document Delivery Preferences

Configurable Email Notifications for Workforce Deployment Based on Reports

You can now configure workforce deployment email notifications using Oracle Business Intelligence (BI) Publisher reports. You can use the standard BI Publisher templates to configure the email notifications for the following workflow tasks.

To configure the report templates, you must download the templates from the BI Publisher server and use Microsoft Word to edit them. You upload the edited templates back to the BI Publisher server.

Steps to Enable

The following prerequisites must be met for using BI Publisher notifications:

  1. Download and install the Oracle BI Publisher Desktop: http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/middleware/bi-publisher/downloads/index.html.
  2. Download and install the Template Builder for Word to use Microsoft Word to edit the layout templates. To download, install, and set up Template Builder for Word, see Creating RTF Templates by Using BI Publisher 11g Template Builder for Word 

NOTE: You can modify the BI Templates only if you have the BI Administrator role.

You must also configure the profile options to use the BI Publisher for notifications:

  1. Click Navigator > Setup and Maintenance.
  2. On the Setup page, click the Tasks panel drawer.
  3. In the Tasks panel drawer, click Search.
  4. In the Search text box, enter Manage Administrator Profile Values and click the Search icon.
  5. Click Manage Administrator Profile Values.
  6. On the Manage Administrator Profile Values page, in the Profile Option Code field, enter BIP_EMAIL and click Search.
  7. In the Search section, set the following to true.

Tips And Considerations

Key Resources

For more information, go to Applications Help for the following topics:

Improved Directory Search Results

The Directory person keyword search is enhanced by lowering the priority of the areas of expertise, areas of interest, and talent skills relative to the other fields searched in the keyword search so that the best results are sorted to the top of the search results. 

When you enter people's names in areas of interest, areas of expertise, or talent skills and search for people in the Directory using a name, the results displayed records where those names matched in the areas of interest, areas of expertise, or talent skills. These person records were listed in the same sort order as other people whose names matched.   

For example, if there are two people with the names 'Simpson, Charles' and 'Simpson, Thomas' and no data in the areas of expertise.  A third person whose name is 'Adams, Sue', but has entered 'Simpson' in her areas of expertise.  

Prior to this enhancement, if a person keyword search was performed with ‘Simpson’, the Directory search results were returned as:

Adams, Sue

Simpson, Charles

Simpson, Thomas

The above results, while were correct, was not expected by most employees.  While 'Adams, Sue' should be returned in the search results because her record has 'Simpson' in the areas of expertise, most employees expect her record to be lower in the search results.  

With this enhancement, the Directory search results will now be returned as:

Simpson, Charles

Simpson, Thomas

Adams, Sue

Steps to Enable

No steps are required to enable this feature.

Key Resources

For more information, go to Applications Help for the following topics:

Human Capital Management for Argentina

Oracle Fusion HRMS (Argentina) supports country specific features and functions for Argentina. It enables users to follow Argentina's business practices and comply with its statutory requirements.

Enhanced National Identifiers Validation

Use enhancements to Argentina’s national identifiers validation. The check digit validation is now enabled for both the CUIL unique worker identifier and the CUIT unique tax identifier, in addition to existing format validation.

Steps to Enable

No steps are required to enable this feature.

Key Resources

For more information, go to My Oracle Support for the following document:

Human Capital Management for Belgium

Oracle Fusion HRMS (Belgium) supports country specific features and functions for Belgium. It enables users to follow Belgium's business practices and comply with its statutory requirements.

Existing Flexfield Replaced by Statutory Dependent Field

Use the new Statutory Dependent field in the Contact region.

The Statutory Dependent flexfield is no longer stored in a segment of Person Contact Relationship Information. That segment is now read-only, and the field label was changed to Obsolete Statutory Dependent.

Steps to Enable

No steps are required to enable this feature.

Human Capital Management for Brazil

Oracle Fusion HRMS (Brazil) supports country specific features and functions for Brazil. It enables users to follow Brazil's business practices and comply with its statutory requirements.

Maintaining Person Information

You can comply with local cultural, business, and regulatory requirements by capturing the following person information specific to Brazil:

Brazil National Identifiers

Brazil New Hire Address Style Format

Steps to Enable

No steps are required to enable this feature.

Maintaining Work Structure Information

You can comply with local cultural, business, and regulatory requirements by using the legal employer registration, Cadastro Nacional da Pessoa Jurídica (CNPJ), labor regime, and social insurance regime information. Using the Manage Jobs or the Manage Positions tasks, you can effectively assign the Brazilian Occupation Classification codes to relevant jobs and positions. As part of maintaining the work structure information you can perform the following:

Steps to Enable

No steps are required to enable this feature.

Maintaining Employment Information

You can comply with local cultural, business, and regulatory requirements by capturing the following employment related details specific to Brazil:

Brazil Employment Information

Brazil Employment Intern Information

Steps to Enable

No steps are required to enable this feature.

Human Capital Management for Canada

Oracle Fusion HRMS (Canada) supports Canada-specific features and functionality. It enables users to follow Canada's business practices and comply with its statutory requirements.

Record of Employment Leave of Absence Events

Use event processing to generate a Record of Employment (ROE) when the employee goes on a leave of absence.

A Record of Employment Notification event is created automatically for leave of absences when both of the following occurs:

The Record of Employment Archive processes the ROE events and archives the ROE information for employees whose leave of absence start date is prior to or as of the effective date that the ROE archive is processed.

The statuses of the event notifications are explained below:

You may view event notifications for employees using the Manage Event Notifications task in the Payroll Calculations work area.

Manage Event Notifications

Additional notes regarding the event notification functionality are below.

Steps to Enable

No steps are required to enable this feature.

Tips And Considerations

Note the parameters for the Record of Employment Archive process are still in effect while processing event notifications.  For example, if an employee with an unprocessed ROE event notification is not part of the Payroll Relationship Group submitted for the parameter of the archive, the employee will not be processed.

Key Resources

Refer to the Canada Information Center at the link below for additional information.

Canada Information Center

https://support.oracle.com/rs?type=doc&id=2102586.2

CA – Welcome tab > Product Documentation > White Papers > Implementation and Use

Hot Topics Email (To Receive Critical Statutory Legislative Product News)

To receive important Fusion Canada Legislative Product News, you must subscribe to the Hot Topics Email feature available in My Oracle Support.

See My Oracle Support Document ID 2102586.2 (Information Center: Fusion Human Capital Management - Canada) for further details, and access the content at the location below.

CA – Welcome tab > Other Documents > How To Use My Oracle Support Hot Topics Email Subscription Feature

Record of Employment Events: Creating and Removing Event Notifications

Use event processing to create and delete Record of Employment (ROE) event notifications that were created for employee termination or leave of absence events.

A Record of Employment Notification event is created automatically for terminations or leave of absences when certain conditions are met.  You may now manually create or delete notifications, if it is required.

The statuses of the event notifications are explained below:

You may view, create or delete event notifications for employees using the Manage Event Notifications task in the Payroll Calculations work area.  In the search area of the Manage Event Notifications UI, you must first select a Canadian Legislative Data Group to be able to see the event “Record of Employment Notification” in the Event Report Type list of values.  The values in the Event Report Type LOV are specific to each legislation.

When you create a new ROE event notification, select the approval status of “Awaiting Processing”.

You may only delete an existing ROE event notification whose approval status is “Awaiting Processing”.  If you need to delete the event notification and the status is “Complete”, you must first rollback the ROE archive, then you may delete the desired event notification.

Manage Event Notifications

Steps to Enable

No steps are required to enable this feature.

Key Resources

Refer to the Canada Information Center at the link below for additional information.

Canada Information Center

https://support.oracle.com/rs?type=doc&id=2102586.2

CA – Welcome tab > Product Documentation > White Papers > Implementation and Use

Hot Topics Email (To Receive Critical Statutory Legislative Product News)

To receive important Fusion Canada Legislative Product News, you must subscribe to the Hot Topics Email feature available in My Oracle Support.

See My Oracle Support Document ID 2102586.2 (Information Center: Fusion Human Capital Management - Canada) for further details, and access the content at the location below.

CA – Welcome tab > Other Documents > How To Use My Oracle Support Hot Topics Email Subscription Feature

Human Capital Management for France

Oracle Fusion HRMS (France) supports country specific features and functions for France. It enables users to follow France's business practices and comply with its statutory requirements.

Vacation Accrual Formula for Absence Management

You can calculate the entitlement and current leave balance with the new vacation accrual formula. The vacation accrual formula enables you to perform the following:

The entitlement calculation is based on legislative rules.

Absence Plan and Absence Type

You must create absence plans for the current year and previous years for the vacation absence types. Use the Manage Absence Plans task in the Absence Administration work area to setup the absence plans and define the plan type. Use the Manage Absence Types task from the Absence Administration work area to create the absence types for vacation such as Paid Vacation and Unpaid Vacation.

Once you complete the setup and save the absence record, the application calculates the accruals:

Steps to Enable

No steps are required to enable this feature.

Sickness Entitlement Formula for Absence Management

You can now calculate sick leave entitlement with the new sickness absence formula. The sickness entitlement formula enables you to:

Absence Plan

You must create two absence plans for each absence type, one to manage the IJSS and the other for legal guarantee income. Creating two distinct plan types will ensure that the entitlement is calculated by plan type.

Use the Manage Absence Plans task in the Absence Administration work area to setup the absence plans and define the plan type.

The legislative grouping code is used to identify the entitlement type. You must select enable concurrent entitlement for both plan types.

Absence Type

You must create one absence type for each sickness type such as illness, work accident, long term disease, occupational disease, and travel accident with the pattern Illness or injury for the legislation France. Use the Manage Absence Types from the Absence Administration work area.

Both the absence plans must be assigned to each absence type as shown in the example below:

Once you complete the setup and save the absence record, the application calculates the entitlement:

Steps to Enable

No steps are required to enable this feature.

Worklife Solutions

Corporate Social Responsibility

Corporate social responsibility represents a corporation's initiatives to take responsibility for its effects on the environment and social well-being. Corporate social responsibility is increasingly becoming a decisive factor in HR processes to recruit, retain, and motivate the most qualified employees.

Oracle Fusion Volunteering enables organizations to promote corporate social responsibility initiatives by creating service opportunities for employees to engage and get involved in causes that are most important to each individual.

Simple Steps to Register and Get Started

Quick and easy steps to get your employees started on corporate social responsibility initiatives. You can now register and specify volunteering preferences during sign up. You can specify preferences for:

Suggestions based on the preferences appear in your recommended list. This reduces any effort on your part to search for suitable projects.

Volunteer Registration in Four Steps

Steps to Enable

No steps are required to enable this feature.

Key Resources

For more information, go to Applications Help for the following topics:

Track Updates and Progress from Volunteering Dashboard

Keep track of upcoming projects, volunteering progress, and history using the Volunteering Dashboard. From this dashboard, you can now manage your volunteering projects, update hours on volunteered projects, and review your goal progress.

Employee Volunteering Dashboard

Steps to Enable

No steps are required to enable this feature.

Key Resources

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Organized Administration Dashboard to Manage Volunteering

Access information and prioritize key tasks effectively from the administrator dashboard. You can now manage administration tasks such as:

Volunteering Administration Dashboard

Steps to Enable

No steps are required to enable this feature.

Key Resources

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Employee Wellness

Oracle Fusion Employee Wellness supports corporate initiatives to improve employee fitness and health through the use of opt-in wellness features. This application integrates with popular fitness tracking services to simplify and automate the acquisition of exercise data from a wide range of devices.

User Interface Improvements to Manage Activity Tracking Services

We have made user interface improvements to the wellness administration that make it easier than ever to manage activity tracking services. You can now see all connected activity tracking services available to the employees at a glance and enable or disable a service with the click of a button.

Take advantage of the new interface to easily schedule an activity data refresh. The activity data refresh scheduler lets you configure how frequently the activity data is imported from a connected fitness tracking service. This keeps the application up-to-date with most recent data. For instance, you can schedule hourly, daily, or weekly refreshes. The improved interface enables you to quickly view the status of the scheduler, the time of the last and next data refreshes, and the frequency at which you have configured the data refresh.

Image shows the interface used to schedule an activity data refresh.

Activity Data Refresh Scheduler

The image shows the basic details of the activity data refresh schedule and lists the available activity tracking services.

Activity Data Refresh Schedule and the Available Activity Tracking Services

Steps to Enable

No steps are required to enable this feature.

Transactional Business Intelligence

Transactional Business Intelligence for Human Capital Management

Oracle Fusion Transactional Business Intelligence is a real time, self-service reporting solution offered to all Oracle Cloud application users to create ad hoc reports and analyze them for daily decision-making.  Oracle Transactional Business Intelligence provides human resources managers and specialists, business executives, and line managers the critical workforce information to analyze workforce costs, staffing, compensation, performance management, talent management, succession planning, and employee benefits.

New Attributes for Worker's Employment Contract

Improved reporting on workers contract details with the addition of attributes related to employment contract.

A new sub folder named 'Contracts' is added under the Worker dimension. This folder contains the following attributes related to the workers:

Steps to Enable

No steps are required to enable this feature.

New Attributes for Collective Agreements

Enhance your reporting on Collective Agreements dimension with the addition of the following new attributes:

Steps to Enable

No steps are required to enable this feature.

New Dimensions for the Setup Objects and Profiles Real Time Subject Area

Enhance your Time and Labor subject area reporting with the inclusion of new dimensions. These dimensions provide information about groups, profiles, time allocation, time categories, layout sets and layout components, and rules that report on rules, rule sets, and rule templates.

Steps to Enable

No steps are required to enable this feature.

Improved Performance of the Organization Hierarchy

Improved performance in reports that leverage the Organization Hierarchy. The existing Organization Hierarchy dimension is modified to render data based on the columns pulled up from the dimension.

Steps to Enable

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Performance Improvement of the Position Hierarchy

Take advantage of the Position Hierarchy dimension that has improved performance. The architecture of the Position hierarchy has been modified to improve the performance in OTBI queries that use Position Hierarchy.

Steps to Enable

No steps are required to enable this feature.