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  1. JANUARY MAINTENANCE PACK FOR 20D
  1. Revision History
  2. Overview
  3. Feature Summary
  4. Payroll
    1. Global Payroll
        1. Transfer Payroll Run Costs to SLA Using Payment Date From Payroll Period Definition
  1. DECEMBER MAINTENANCE PACK FOR 20D
  1. Revision History
  2. Overview
  3. Feature Summary
  4. Payroll
    1. Global Payroll
        1. Generate HCM Rates Start Date
  1. Update 20D
  1. Revision History
  2. Overview
  3. Feature Summary
  4. Benefits
    1. Benefits
        1. Enhancement to Benefits Service Center, Element Information
        2. Future-Dated Contacts Appear in the People to Cover Page
        3. Manage Rate or Coverage Start Dates
        4. Consolidated Employment Bargaining Eligibility on One Tab
        5. Enhanced Benefits Health Check Diagnostic Report
      1. Benefits Replaced or Removed Features
        1. Ability to Switch Between New and Old Version of Plan Configuration Export and Import Has Been Removed
  5. Compensation and Total Compensation Statement
    1. Compensation
        1. Assignment-Level Security in Salary and Individual Compensation
        2. Identify Details of Salary Record Changes
        3. Comments and Attachment Section Introduction in Salary History
        4. Route Approvals Using Launching Assignment Hierarchy
      1. Workforce Compensation
        1. Process Worker Statements By Manager Hierarchy
        2. Launch Synchronize Hierarchy Process as a Part of the Start Workforce Compensation Plan Process
        3. Supply Vesting Date for Stock When Transferring Data to HR
        4. Updated Link in Workforce Compensation Notifications
        5. Use Assignment Segments to Display Prorated Data in the Worksheet
        6. Assignment-Level Security in Workforce Compensation
      2. Grade Step Progression
        1. Grade Step Progression: Assignment Effective Date on Eligibility
        2. Additional Search Options in Grade Step Progression Review Page
        3. Assignment-Level Security in Grade Step Progression
      3. Stock & External Data
        1. Stock HSDL
        2. External Data HSDL
        3. Assignment-Level Security in External Data and Stock
      4. Total Compensation
        1. Total Compensation - Monitor Process Logs
        2. Total Compensation - Printable Statement Templates
  6. Payroll
    1. Global Payroll
        1. Payroll Data Capture Enhanced for Multiple Concurrent Assignments
        2. Submitted By Filter
      1. Elements
        1. Delete Element from the Search Page When ESS Fails
        2. Display Element Code on the Element Search Page
        3. Simplified Stop Rule Creation for Deduction Elements
      2. Payroll Processing
        1. Retroactive Pay Process Updates for Change in Hire Date
        2. Payroll Post Processing with Consolidation Group Parameter
        3. New Reports for Payroll Activity and Statutory Deductions
      3. Global Payroll Redesigned User Experience
        1. Prepayment and Payment Results Responsive Pages
      4. Data Loading
        1. Payroll Relationship HCM Data Loader Enablement
        2. ATOM Feeds for Assigned Payroll Updates
        3. Consolidation Group Code
      5. Global Payroll Replaced or Removed Features
        1. HCM Data Loader (HDL) Must Be Used for All Payroll Objects
    2. Payroll for Canada
        1. Third-Party Cheque Payments
    3. Payroll for China
        1. Enhanced Mass Legal Employer Change
        2. Improved Usability for the Items Under Component Details of PSU, TRU, and Payroll Relationship Level Deduction Cards
        3. A New Template to Update Association Info and Create Association Details
    4. Payroll for Kuwait
        1. Fully State Owned Oil Company or Private and Oil Company
        2. Support for Social Allowances (Children Social Allowance)
    5. Payroll for Mexico
        1. Local and Global Transfer Uptake of the Employee Tax Card
    6. Payroll for Saudi Arabia
        1. Data Validation Report Updates
        2. Enable International Transfer Payment Type
    7. Payroll for the United Arab Emirates
        1. Run Salary Information File by Business Units
    8. Payroll for the United Kingdom
        1. Enhanced Load Errors Report in the HCM Data Loader
        2. Voluntary Deductions and Pension Reference Output to BACS File
        3. Remove End Date for Components
        4. Display Average Weekly Earnings for Shared Parental Leave
        5. Mass Global Transfer and Synchronization
        6. Organization Level Data Capture for Teachers' Pension MCR Interface
    9. Payroll for the United States
        1. Global Transfer Enhancement for Deferred Compensation Plans
        2. 403(B) and 457(B) Tax Levy Time-of-Writ Deduction Support
        3. Affordable Care Act Enhancement for Capturing 1095-C Line 16 Data
  7. HR Optimizations
    1. Workforce Rewards Transactional Business Intelligence
      1. Benefits
        1. New Subject Area - Benefits - Person Information Real Time
      2. Compensation
        1. Workforce Compensation Subject Area - Compensation Action History
        2. Workforce Compensation Subject Area - Compensation Worksheet Audit Details
        3. Compensation - Salary Range Differential by Compensation Zone Data Reporting
        4. Attribute Changes for the Stock Details Subject Area
  8. IMPORTANT Actions and Considerations

January Maintenance Pack for 20D

Revision History

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

Date Product Feature Notes
26 FEB 2021     Created initial document.

Overview

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

  • Release Updates (21A, 21B, 21C, and 21D)
  • Optional Monthly Maintenance Packs to each update

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

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

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

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

Suggested Reading for all HCM Products:

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

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

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

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

Additional Optional Reading:

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

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

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 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.

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

Ready for Use by End Users
(Feature 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.

Customer Must Take Action before Use by End Users
(Feature 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*

Payroll

Global Payroll

Transfer Payroll Run Costs to SLA Using Payment Date From Payroll Period Definition

Payroll

Global Payroll

Oracle Global Payroll is a high-performance, graphical, rules-based payroll management application. It’s designed to keep pace with the changing needs of your enterprise and workforce in order to reduce setup costs, administration, and processing time. It operates globally and consistently in every country supported by Oracle. It uses a highly scalable processing engine that takes advantage of the features of the Oracle database for parallel processing, resulting in optimal performance. In countries with payroll extensions delivered and supported by Oracle, the application delivers the calculations, tax reporting, and regulatory rules required to accurately process payroll and remain in compliance.

Transfer Payroll Run Costs to SLA Using Payment Date From Payroll Period Definition

You can configure an override value of date paid to use as the Payment Date of the payroll time period definition as the Accounting Date for all the payroll costs that fall within the entered process date range, when you run the Transfer to Subledger Accounting process using the new configuration group name in the Process Configuration Group flow parameter.

This features allows you to transfer costing results for a payroll run by using the payroll time periods date paid in the Accounting Date for Transfer to Ledger configuration parameter.

Steps to Enable

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

December Maintenance Pack for 20D

Revision History

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

Date Product Feature Notes
18 DEC 2020     Created initial document.

Overview

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

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

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

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

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

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

Suggested Reading for all HCM Products:

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

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

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

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

Additional Optional Reading:

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

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

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.

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

Ready for Use by End Users
(Feature 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.

Customer Must Take Action before Use by End Users
(Feature 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*

Payroll

Global Payroll

Generate HCM Rates Start Date

Payroll

Global Payroll

Oracle Global Payroll is a high-performance, graphical, rules-based payroll management application. It’s designed to keep pace with the changing needs of your enterprise and workforce in order to reduce setup costs, administration, and processing time. It operates globally and consistently in every country supported by Oracle. It uses a highly scalable processing engine that takes advantage of the features of the Oracle database for parallel processing, resulting in optimal performance. In countries with payroll extensions delivered and supported by Oracle, the application delivers the calculations, tax reporting, and regulatory rules required to accurately process payroll and remain in compliance.

Generate HCM Rates Start Date

Define a start date for the Generate HCM Rates process. For example, set the start date to 2020-01-01 to ensure that the application calculates the rates only from 1st January 2020 or a later date.

You can define a start date of the process only in Full and Intermediate modes. If you run the process in Fast mode, the application ignores the date.

Let’s consider these examples.

Example 1: Generate HCM Rates process with a start date that is after the salary change

You update an employee’s salary entry and then run the Generate HCM Rates process with a start date that is after the salary change.

  1. Set the start date for Generate HCM Rates to 01 Jan 2020.

  2. Enter a salary entry of 20,000 for the employee with effective from 01 Nov 2020. 

  3. Run the Generate HCM Rates process in full mode.

  4. The application creates a 20,000 salary rate record for the employee effective from 01 November 2020.

Example 2: Generate HCM Rates process with a start date that is before the salary change

You update an employee’s salary entry and then run the Generate HCM Rates process with a start date that is before the salary change. In this case, the application creates a rate  with an effect start date that is the same as the start date defined for the process.

  1. Set the start date for Generate HCM Rates to 2020-01-01.

  2. Enter a salary entry of 20,000 for the employee with effective from 20 September 2019.

  3. Run the Generate HCM Rates process in full mode.

  4. The application creates a 20,000 salary rate record for the employee effective from 01 January 2020.

Reduce the time it takes to process Generate HCM Rates. You can set a start date for the Generate HCM Rates process to limit the date range over which rates are calculated. And such a configuration enables you to reduce the volume of rates that are included in the process and thereby reduce the time it takes for the process to complete.

Steps to Enable

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

Key Resources

  • For more information on HCM Rate Definition, refer to the Rate Definitions help topics on docs.oracle.com. 

Update 20D

Revision History

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

Date Product Feature Notes
30 OCT 2020 Global Payroll/Replaced or Removed Features HCM Data Loader (HDL) Must Be Used for All Payroll Objects

Updated document. Delivered feature in update 20D.

25 SEP 2020 Global Payroll Submitted By Filter

Updated document. Delivered feature in update 20D.

04 SEP 2020     Created initial document.

Overview

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

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

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

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

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

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

Suggested Reading for all HCM Products:

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

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

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

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

Additional Optional Reading:

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

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

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:

Features Delivered Enabled

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

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

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

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

Ready for Use by End Users
(Features Delivered Enabled)

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

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

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

Feature

Report

UI or
Process-Based:
Small Scale

UI or
Process-Based:
Larger Scale*

Benefits

Benefits

Enhancement to Benefits Service Center, Element Information

Future-Dated Contacts Appear in the People to Cover Page

Manage Rate or Coverage Start Dates

Consolidated Employment Bargaining Eligibility on One Tab

Enhanced Benefits Health Check Diagnostic Report

Benefits Replaced or Removed Features

Ability to Switch Between New and Old Version of Plan Configuration Export and Import Has Been Removed

Compensation and Total Compensation Statement

Compensation

Assignment-Level Security in Salary and Individual Compensation

Identify Details of Salary Record Changes

Comments and Attachment Section Introduction in Salary History

Route Approvals Using Launching Assignment Hierarchy

Workforce Compensation

Process Worker Statements By Manager Hierarchy

Launch Synchronize Hierarchy Process as a Part of the Start Workforce Compensation Plan Process

Supply Vesting Date for Stock When Transferring Data to HR

Updated Link in Workforce Compensation Notifications

Use Assignment Segments to Display Prorated Data in the Worksheet

Assignment-Level Security in Workforce Compensation

Grade Step Progression

Grade Step Progression: Assignment Effective Date on Eligibility

Additional Search Options in Grade Step Progression Review Page

Assignment-Level Security in Grade Step Progression

Stock & External Data

Stock HSDL

External Data HSDL

Assignment-Level Security in External Data and Stock

Total Compensation

Total Compensation - Monitor Process Logs

Total Compensation - Printable Statement Templates

Payroll

Global Payroll

Payroll Data Capture Enhanced for Multiple Concurrent Assignments

Submitted By Filter

Elements

Delete Element from the Search Page When ESS Fails

Display Element Code on the Element Search Page

Simplified Stop Rule Creation for Deduction Elements

Payroll Processing

Retroactive Pay Process Updates for Change in Hire Date

Payroll Post Processing with Consolidation Group Parameter

New Reports for Payroll Activity and Statutory Deductions

Global Payroll Redesigned User Experience

Prepayment and Payment Results Responsive Pages

Data Loading

Payroll Relationship HCM Data Loader Enablement

ATOM Feeds for Assigned Payroll Updates

Consolidation Group Code

Global Payroll Replaced or Removed Features

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

Payroll for Canada

Third-Party Cheque Payments

Payroll for China

Enhanced Mass Legal Employer Change

Improved Usability for the Items Under Component Details of PSU, TRU, and Payroll Relationship Level Deduction Cards

A New Template to Update Association Info and Create Association Details

Payroll for Kuwait

Fully State Owned Oil Company or Private and Oil Company

Support for Social Allowances (Children Social Allowance)

Payroll for Mexico

Local and Global Transfer Uptake of the Employee Tax Card

Payroll for Saudi Arabia

Data Validation Report Updates

Enable International Transfer Payment Type

Payroll for the United Arab Emirates

Run Salary Information File by Business Units

Payroll for the United Kingdom

Enhanced Load Errors Report in the HCM Data Loader

Voluntary Deductions and Pension Reference Output to BACS File

Remove End Date for Components

Display Average Weekly Earnings for Shared Parental Leave

Mass Global Transfer and Synchronization

Organization Level Data Capture for Teachers' Pension MCR Interface

Payroll for the United States

Global Transfer Enhancement for Deferred Compensation Plans

403(B) and 457(B) Tax Levy Time-of-Writ Deduction Support

Affordable Care Act Enhancement for Capturing 1095-C Line 16 Data

HR Optimizations

Workforce Rewards Transactional Business Intelligence

Benefits

New Subject Area - Benefits - Person Information Real Time

Compensation

Workforce Compensation Subject Area - Compensation Action History

Workforce Compensation Subject Area - Compensation Worksheet Audit Details

Compensation - Salary Range Differential by Compensation Zone Data Reporting

Attribute Changes for the Stock Details Subject Area

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Benefits

Benefits

Oracle Benefits is a complete, configurable and flexible global solution that enables organizations to successfully evolve and adapt to the unique needs of their workforce. The solution enables setup of traditional 'one-size fits all' plans to highly complex plans that selectively target different workforce segments with different benefit packages. Self-service capabilities present the user with an out of the box intuitive guided enrollment process with contextual information and embedded analytics.

Enhancement to Benefits Service Center, Element Information

You can now review rates and element entry values of participants using the new View Payroll Info option in Benefits Service Center. This helps you easily explain participants how their benefits show up on their paycheck and answer other related questions. Previously, this option was available only in the classic pages. Now it's available in the responsive pages as well.

View Payroll Info Page

Here's what you see after selecting the View Payroll option:

Section Details 

Basic Information

Displays the element name and the element processing type that helps you answer questions related to earnings or deductions. For example, to answer questions on the recurrence of a payroll element named Educational Loan Repayment for a rate, you can check Element Processing Type.

Entry Values

Displays the start and end date, amount, and the input values. For example, to answer questions on the end date of a payroll element named Educational Loan Repayment for a rate, you can refer to this section.

Other Details

Displays the type of the element entry, how it was created, and so on.

History

Displays the previous history of when and who has updated the element entry.

NOTE: If required, you can hide the Other Details and History sections using the Transaction Design Studio.

To get to see the View Payroll Info option, you need to associate a payroll element and an element entry with the rate. For example, you have a payroll element named Educational Loan Repayment for a rate. You use order number as the element entry to transfer the benefit rate to payroll.

Here's how you view payroll details of a participant’s benefit rate:

  1. On the Home page, click Benefits Administration > Enrollment, to open the Benefits Service Center work area.
  2. Open the Benefits Summary page of the participant in Benefits Service Center.
  3. In the Enrollments section, select the benefit.
  4. Navigate to the Rates section on the new page that appears. 
  5. Click the Actions (ellipses) link for the participant’s benefit rate, and click View Payroll Info.

The View Payroll Info option available in Benefits Service Center helps administrators easily explain to participants how their benefits show up on their paycheck and answer other related questions.

Steps to Enable

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

Key Resources

Future-Dated Contacts Appear in the People to Cover Page

Future-dated contacts now appear in the People to Cover page. For example, today, 26th July 2020, an employee adds a domestic partner with a relationship start date of 14th November 2020. The People to Cover page now displays this newly-added domestic partner along with other contacts of the employee. Previously, the saved future-dated contacts were not displayed anywhere. That caused employees to re-create the contacts thinking that the contacts weren’t saved properly.

When participants add future-dated contacts, they can see a banner that states that although they've created the contact, they might not be eligible for enrollment. The message makes it clear that the contact won't appear on the enrollment pages, under the Dependents and Beneficiaries section.

Participants can update the future-dated contact's details in the People to Cover page, which they couldn’t do in the past. For example, they might need to add more detail, change the detail, or even delete the contact. If the participant clicks on the contact’s link to edit the details, the contact’s relationship start date is clearly identified as being in the future.

Future-Dated Contacts Appear on the People to Cover Page

Here's how you can display future-dated contacts in the People to Cover page:

  1. On the Home Page, click Benefits Administration >Plan Configuration
  2. In the Tasks panel drawer, click Self-Service Configuration
  3. Select the Display future-dated contacts check box.
  4. Click Save.

With this new enhancement, participants can get to see their future-dated contacts too. This feature helps stop participants from entering duplicate contacts because they can see the future-dated contacts now. This eliminates the need for administrators to resolve duplicate contact issues during enrollment.

Steps to Enable

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

Key Resources

Manage Rate or Coverage Start Dates

You can now change the effective start date of standard rates or coverages to a date in the past. You need to enter a date that’s before the current effective start date of the rate or coverage. Depending on their validity as of the new effective start date, the change reflects in all of the linked variable rates and variable coverage profiles.

Change Effective Start Date Option on the Actions Menu

Context Menu to Change the Effective Start Date

Here’s how you can change the effective start date of a standard rate or coverage:

  1. On the Home Page, click Benefits Administration >Plan Configuration
  2. On the Overview page, select the Rates and Coverages tab. 
  3. Select the Standard Rates or Coverages subtab based on your requirement. 
  4. Search for and select the rate or coverage that you want to update. 
  5. Select Change Effective Start Date on the Actions menu. 
  6. Change the date and click Save
  7. Click Save and Close to return to the Overview page.

You can now correct the effective start dates of rate or coverage from the Rates and Coverages page without having to run a spreadsheet.

Steps to Enable

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

Key Resources

Consolidated Employment Bargaining Eligibility on One Tab

The Bargaining Unit and Labor Union Member subtabs are now moved under the Labor Relations tab from the Employment tab. You can now use the Labor Relations tab to create eligibility criteria based on employment bargaining.

Consolidated Employment Bargaining Eligibility on One Tab

This enhancement consolidates related tasks in one place and enables administrators to manage eligibility criteria on employment bargaining in a single tab.

Steps to Enable

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

Key Resources

Enhanced Benefits Health Check Diagnostic Report

Here are new sections added to the Benefits Health Check Diagnostic report. These sections list data only for people who have life events in Started status.

Section

Details

Persons with incorrect beneficiary percentages in HDL Format

Lists the beneficiaries whose percentage amount doesn’t add up to 100 percent.

Persons with contingent beneficiary but no primary beneficiary in HDL Format

Lists the people who have a contingent beneficiary but no primary beneficiary.

You can copy the data listed in these sections to a .dat file and upload using HDL after correcting the percentages or changing contingent beneficiary to primary beneficiary.

The enhanced diagnostic reports help you easily and efficiently identify and correct the allocation of beneficiary percentages and contingent beneficiaries with no primary beneficiary.

Steps to Enable

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

Key Resources

Benefits Replaced or Removed Features

Ability to Switch Between New and Old Version of Plan Configuration Export and Import Has Been Removed

Use the improved Export and Import Plan Configuration feature (that was delivered in February 20A) without turning on a profile option. From this release, you can no longer switch back to the old version. The navigation and all the other capabilities released earlier as part of this feature remain intact. You can find the feature information in the 20A February Update in the Workforce Rewards What's New under the feature Enhanced Export and Import Plan Configuration.

With this change, you don’t have to do additional steps to use the export and import functionality.

Steps to Enable

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

Compensation and Total Compensation Statement

Compensation

Oracle Compensation enables your organization to plan, allocate, and communicate compensation using the most complete solution in the market. Make better business decisions using embedded analytics and a total compensation view of workers, regardless of geographic location or pay package components.

Assignment-Level Security in Salary and Individual Compensation

You can now secure salary and individual compensation data access by assignment. The Change Salary, Salary History, Individual Compensation, Administer Compensation, View Compensation History, and Compensation Info pages will restrict access to assignments according to the person's security profile, when you enable and setup assignment-level security.

Improve data security by configuring access according to people's assignments.

Steps to Enable

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

Key Resources

  • For more information, refer to the followings feature in the 20D HCM Cloud Common What's New for the Secure Access for Workers with Multiple Assignments feature.

Identify Details of Salary Record Changes

You can now view the salary creation and updated information on the Salary Details page opened with the Compensation Info action. The details now include created by, created date, updated by, and updated date.

Creation and Updated Information When Made Visible in the Compensation Info Action

You now will know who created or last updated the salary data and when.

Steps to Enable

The Created by, Created On, Updated By, Updated On fields aren't visible by default. You can make them visible using HCM Transaction Design Studio.

Design Studio Configuration for Compensation Info Action

Comments and Attachment Section Introduction in Salary History

You can now include comments and attachments when you submit a Salary History action. For example, you want to let the approver know that your changes are because of a salary structure reorganization. So, you attach the relevant communication for the approver to reference.

Comments and Attachments Section in Salary History Action

Approver can take timely and appropriate action because the initiator can now provide relevant background info about the transaction.

Steps to Enable

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

Tips And Considerations

The Comments and Attachments section is visible by default. You can hide it using HCM Transaction Design Studio.

Design Studio Configuration for Salary History Action

Key Resources

  • For more information, see the 20C Workforce Rewards What's New, look under Compensation for the feature Salary History Introduction.

Route Approvals Using Launching Assignment Hierarchy

You can now configure your approval rules and route approvals using the current assignment hierarchy. The default routing uses the primary assignment hierarchy, but now you can route approvals to nonprimary assignment managers, as appropriate.

Now you can route approvals to the appropriate approvers, regardless of assignment.

Steps to Enable

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

Tips And Considerations

This feature doesn't replace your existing application behavior. If you want to leverage the feature, you have to change the assignment type using the HCM Transaction Administration Console.

This feature applies only to these compensation-related approval processes:

  • Administer Salary
  • Manage Salary
  • Salary History
  • Manage Personal Contributions
  • Manage Individual Compensation
  • Administer Individual Compensation

Key Resources

For more information, see these chapters in guides on Oracle Help Center:

  • Chapter 3 Approvals in the Implementing Workforce Compensation guide
  • Chapter 14 Notifications and Approvals in the Implementing Global Human Resources Guide

Refer to the followings feature in the 20D Global Human Resources What's New:

  • Enhanced Global Human Resources Transaction Approvals Support Multiple Assignments

Workforce Compensation

Process Worker Statements By Manager Hierarchy

You can now process worker compensation change statements by manager hierarchy. Previously, this option was not available.

New Batch Process Parameter

This feature lets you stagger the release of statements according to manager hierarchy.

Steps to Enable

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

Launch Synchronize Hierarchy Process as a Part of the Start Workforce Compensation Plan Process

You can now launch the Synchronize Hierarchy batch process to populate the OTBI hierarchy tables when you start your workforce compensation plan. Previously, you had to run this process separately after the start process completed.

New Batch Process Parameter

This feature lets you use the OTBI reports built for workforce compensation plans immediately, reducing confusion for people.

Steps to Enable

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

Supply Vesting Date for Stock When Transferring Data to HR

You can now supply a vesting date when you transfer stock values back into HR. Previously, this option was not available.

New Vesting Date in Transfer Process

Administrators can apply the vesting date immediately when they transfer stock, instead of having to update the stock tables at a later date.

Steps to Enable

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

Updated Link in Workforce Compensation Notifications

To reduce confusion, we replaced the "Access this task in Worklist" link with a link to the Workforce Compensation landing page:

Updated Link In Notification

The updated link lets people go to the closest place possible in the application so they can complete their work.

Steps to Enable

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

Use Assignment Segments to Display Prorated Data in the Worksheet

You can now show prorated data using Assignment Segments, reducing confusion and freeing up worksheet columns. Previously, this information required multiple fast formulas to display the information in the worksheet. Now, you can load the data into External Data, configure the plan, and show the data for the managers to use.

Worksheet Assignment Segments

The screenshot above shows a person's data divided by time period. There are 2 periods of time that contribute to the overall bonus. You can see the salary and target % changed over time and the bonus amount associated with each. Some columns are enabled for update and others are not, which is configurable in plan setup. There's a row showing the total of the segments which is then passed to a worksheet column. Assignment Segment data can come from HR or from outside of the application and must be stored in External Data for use in this feature.

There's a new task in plan setup called Configure Assignment Segments. Once enabled, you see 65 user-defined columns that you can select from, but only 50 can be used at one time. The user-defined columns are broken out into 50 numeric, 15 text, and 5 date columns. Keep in mind you are repeating data in rows instead of in columns and most likely you will not need all 50. The following columns are also available for use and map directly to the associated External Data column:

  • Person Name
  • External Worker Data ID
  • Assignment Number
  • Legal Employer
  • Worker Number
  • Job
  • Record Type
  • Start Date
  • End Date
  • Eligibility Status
  • Sequence Number
  • Currency Code

In Assignment Segment column configuration, you have the ability to configure the following:

  • Properties for columns, such as decimals to display, rounding rules, and visibility/access
  • Dynamic calculations
  • Apply a static default value
  • Information text

You can also select to display rows that are ineligible and allow managers to detach the assignment segment table from the worksheet to have an expanded view of the data.

Assignment segments can have their own eligibility. You can select to use the plan/component eligibility or you can populate a value in the Eligibility Status column to make the row eligible, or leave it blank for the row to be found ineligible. 

There are no changes to the Start Workforce Compensation Cycle batch process. You can refresh assignment segment separately from plan data when you update the External Data table data.

New Refresh Workforce Compensation Data Options

Use this feature to free up worksheet columns and reduce the use of fast formula. You can display segmented assignment data and prorate compensation amounts, such as bonuses, and provide managers the ability to update amounts.

Steps to Enable

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

Tips And Considerations

  1. Populate the following columns in External Data to use the row in Assignment Segments:
  • Job
  • Assignment Number
  • End Date
  1. Convert monetary values to the worker's currency as of the HR Data Extract Date
  2. Best practice is to keep the number of columns under 10 as scrolling within the assignment segment table reduces user experience
  3. Close all prior compensation cycles before you set up Assignment Segments in an existing plan.

Key Resources

  • For more information about External Data see chapter 33 of the Implementing Workforce Compensation guide in the Oracle Help Center.

Assignment-Level Security in Workforce Compensation

You can now secure access to Administer Workers, Act as Proxy, and View Administration Reports by assignment. These pages restrict access to assignments according to a person's security profile, if you enable assignment-level security.

This feature allows you to more finely tune access to data.

Steps to Enable

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

Key Resources

  • For more information, refer to the following feature in the 20D HCM Cloud Common What's New for the Secure Access for Workers with Multiple Assignments feature.

Grade Step Progression

Grade Step Progression: Assignment Effective Date on Eligibility

We added support for the transaction date On eligibility option in the progression grade ladder definition. Previously, that option used the process run date to populate the assignment date. Now, when you select On eligibility, the assignment transaction date is the actual date when the person met the eligibility criteria.

Transaction Date Set to On Eligibility

The grade step progression process evaluates people for potential progression within a specified date range, so you don't need to run the process every day. You specify the date range when you submit or schedule the Run Grade Step Progression process. For example, you want to run the process every 2 weeks, just prior to a payroll run. You need to specify a date range that covers the 2-week period since you last ran the process. You specify the start date in a new section on the Run Grade Step Progression page.

If you set an effective date for your process, then you need to specify an eligibility evaluation start date to define the start of the date range. If you left the effective date blank, then you specify the days to subtract from the effective date at run time. The process uses your setting to derive the start of the date range. Here, we have an effective date of April 15, 2020 and an eligibility evaluation start date of April 2, 2020. With these parameters, the process evaluates people for progression from April 2 to 15.

Specify the Date Range When Running the Process

You can view the process results on the Review Proposed Progressions and Salary Updates page. In this example, someone is eligible to move to the next step when they've been in the current step for 6 months. On the page shown here, several people are eligible to move to the next step. Their progression dates differ, within the April 2 to 15 range because each person's step seniority date depends on the date when they entered their current step.

Progression Dates Vary According to Eligibility

Watch a Demo

You can set the transaction date to the date your people become eligible for progression, without having to run the process every day.

Steps to Enable

First, update your grade ladder transaction date attribute.

  1. On the Progression Grade Ladders page, set the assignment transaction date to On eligibility.

Next, specify the maximum number of days to look back when evaluating eligibility.

  1. In the Setup and Maintenance work area, click the Configure Global Compensation Settings task:
  • Offering: Compensation Management
  • Functional area: Base Pay
  1. Scroll to the Grade Step Progression section of the page.
  2. Under the heading Batch Settings, in the Maximum Eligibility Look-Back Days field, enter a number between 0 and 40. The value limits the date range for eligibility evaluation.

And lastly, specify the date range when you schedule or submit the Run Grade Step Progression process. If you enter an effective date, then you need to enter the eligibility evaluation start date in the Eligibility Look-Back Period section, as shown here.

Scheduling the Process with a Specific Effective Date

Or, if you are scheduling the process, you want to leave the effective date blank so that the process substitutes the system date at run time. You also need to specify the eligibility look-back days, which is used to calculate the start date at run time. The value that you can enter is limited by the Maximum Eligibility Look-Back Days value.

Scheduling the Process with a Blank Effective Date

Tips And Considerations

  • For performance reasons, the maximum date range is 40 days. You can evaluate eligibility for a longer date range by breaking the process up into multiple date ranges of 40 days or less.
  • The Eligibility Look-Back Period parameters on the Run Grade Step Progression page are ignored for any grade ladder transaction date value other than On eligibility.
  • Progression results have assignment transaction dates between the Eligibility Evaluation Start Date and the Effective Date, inclusive. Anyone who met the eligibility criteria on a date before the eligibility evaluation start date, has their assignment transaction date set to the eligibility evaluation start date.
  • Make sure that your successive runs of grade step progression cover all dates since the last time you ran the process. For example, if you are running the process biweekly (every 2 weeks), then you need to subtract 13 days from the effective date each time you run.
  • The calculated start date is written to the batch log file for assistance with troubleshooting.

Key Resources

Additional Search Options in Grade Step Progression Review Page

You can now use search operators for the Process ID, Grade Ladder Group, Grade Ladder, and Process Name attributes on the Review Proposed Progressions and Salary Updates page. For example, you can search for all Process IDs less than or equal to a certain value. Or, you can search for all results where the Grade Ladder Group is blank.

Review Proposed Progressions and Salary Updates Page

Improve your ability to quickly find the process results you're looking for.

Steps to Enable

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

Key Resources

For more information, see the Implementing Workforce Compensation guide, Chapter 7 - Grade Step Progression, Proposed Progressions and Salary Updates in the Oracle Help Center.

Assignment-Level Security in Grade Step Progression

The Review Proposed Progressions and Salary Updates displays results of grade step progression processes. When you enable assignment-level security for your organization, this page secures the results by assignment, according to the user's person security profile.

To illustrate the difference, let's look at the results of the grade step progression process, first with person-level security enabled and then with assignment-level security enabled. In this example, you're a compensation manager with access to a specific department, 05-Healthcare, in your person security profile. This grade ladder has two people with multiple concurrent assignments: Dorothy, and Christina. Both of Dorothy's assignments are in the 05-Healthcare department. Only one of Christina's assignments is in the 05-Healthcare department.

Here, the process was run with person-level security. You have access to both of Christina's assignments, even though only one of the assignments is in your department.

Compensation Manager View of Multiple Concurrent Assignments with Person-Level Security

Here, the process was run with assignment-level security enabled and for Christina, you see results for only her assignment in your department. You don't see any results for her assignments in other departments.

Compensation Manager View of Multiple Concurrent Assignments with Assignment-Level Security Enabled

Improve security by limiting access to proposed progression and salary updates process results to only assignments inside the person security profile.

Steps to Enable

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

Key Resources

  • For more information, refer to the followings feature in the 20D HCM Cloud Common What's New feature: Secure Access for Workers with Multiple Assignments

Stock & External Data

Stock HSDL

You can now upload stock details with the new HSDL. This adds to your loading capabilities and doesn't replace the traditional stock spreadsheet loader. Formerly you could only load using HDL or the spreadsheet loader. Now there are three methods you can use to load stock.

Formerly you could only load using HDL or the spreadsheet loader. Now there are three methods you can use to load stock.

Steps to Enable

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

Key Resources

  • For more information, see the Oracle Human Capital Management Cloud Integrating with HCM chapter about Loading Compensation Objects that can be found in the Oracle Help Center.

External Data HSDL

You can now upload external data with the new HCM Spreadsheet Data Loader (HSDL). This adds to your loading capabilities and doesn't replace the traditional spreadsheet loader. Formerly you could only load using HCM Data Loader (HDL) or the spreadsheet loader. Now there are three methods you can use to load external data.

Formerly you could only load using HDL or the spreadsheet loader. Now there are three methods you can use to load external data.

Steps to Enable

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

Key Resources

  • For more information, see the Oracle Human Capital Management Cloud Integrating with HCM chapter about Loading Compensation Objects that can be found in the Oracle Help Center.

Assignment-Level Security in External Data and Stock

You can now secure external and stock data access by assignment. The external data and stock pages restrict access to assignments according to the person's security profile, if you enable and setup assignment-level security.

Secure external data and stock access by assignment.

Steps to Enable

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

Key Resources

  • For more information, refer to the followings feature in the 20D HCM Cloud Common What's New for the Secure Access for Workers with Multiple Assignments feature.

Total Compensation

Total Compensation - Monitor Process Logs

You can now see process logs from Monitor Process in Total Compensation. Previously it was only possible to see the logs from the central Process Monitor. Now you can view them in the Total Compensation work area under Monitor Processes.

Monitor Total Compensation Statement Processes

Monitor Processes - Log and Output

You can now see process logs from Monitor Process in Total Compensation.

Steps to Enable

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

Total Compensation - Printable Statement Templates

You can now maintain and upload your printable statement template from within the total compensation work area. Previously it was necessary to navigate to the catalog in business intelligence to manage your template. Now the process is streamlined within the application, while following upgrade process best practices for business intelligence.

Printable Statement Templates

You can now maintain the printable statement template within Total Compensation.

Steps to Enable

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

Payroll

Global Payroll

Oracle Global Payroll is a high-performance, graphical, rules-based payroll management application. It’s designed to keep pace with the changing needs of your enterprise and workforce in order to reduce setup costs, administration, and processing time. It operates globally and consistently in every country supported by Oracle. It uses a highly scalable processing engine that takes advantage of the features of the Oracle database for parallel processing, resulting in optimal performance. In countries with payroll extensions delivered and supported by Oracle, the application delivers the calculations, tax reporting, and regulatory rules required to accurately process payroll and remain in compliance.

Payroll Data Capture Enhanced for Multiple Concurrent Assignments

Use this feature to restrict access to assignments based on the user’s Person Security Profile, if your organization allows workers to have multiple concurrent assignments. You can enable the new assignment-level security profile to ensure that users have access to only those assignments that match the criteria defined in their person security profile. 

This behavior applies to a limited set of Quick Actions, such as Payroll Relationship, Element Entries, Calculation Entries, and Costing for a Person. For all other payroll features, the behavior remains the same: if at least one of the employee’s assignment satisfies the criteria in the person security profile, then the application displays all assignments on the search results page.

What's Changed

This table describes how the enhanced data capture applies to these Quick Action tasks:

Task Manage Page View-Only Page REST Responsive Person Search What's Displayed?

Payroll Relationship

Yes Yes Yes

Assignment in Security Profile

  • Payroll relationship for the selected assignment.
  • Assignments within the payroll relationship and in the security profile.

Element Entries

Yes

Yes N/A

Assignment in Security Profile

  • Element entries for the payroll relationship for the selected assignment.

  • All element entries for assignments within the payroll relationship and in the security profile.

Calculation Entries

Yes Yes N/A

Assignment in Security Profile

  • Calculation entries for the payroll relationship for the selected assignment.
  • All calculation entries for assignments within the payroll relationship and in the security profile.

Costing for a Person

Yes Yes N/A

Assignment in Security Profile

  • Costing information for the payroll relationship for the selected assignment.
  •  Costing information for assignments within the payroll relationship and in the security profile.

Limitations:

  • Any other page, process, or report apart from those in the table operate at the payroll relationship level. The current behavior remains the same – you will have access to all assignments, provided at least one of the assignments satisfies the criteria set in the Person Security Profile.
  • If you have access to one assignment in Manage and one assignment in view-only pages for the same employee, you can manage both assignments. The Manage access takes precedence over view-only.
  • Calculation entries, such as Absence and Time region does not support assignment level security.
  • Quick Pay Person Search returns all assignments. If you select an assignment that you're not allowed to view, then the application displays those element entries for the assignments you are allowed to view, which could be a different assignment than the one selected. If you aren’t allowed to view any assignment, then the element entry section is blank. If you submit the Quick Pay, then the application processes all element entries.
  • Payroll Person Search is not supported with assignment-level security. When enabling assignment-level security, use the Global Person Search.

Users can now access the correct worker assignments based on their area of access.

Steps to Enable

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

Tips And Considerations

Because you run most of the payroll processes at a higher level than the assignment, it’s important for you to have a complete view of the payroll data entry. Take care when defining person security profile as it might restrict access to certain assignments. 

Key Resources

  • For more information about assignment-level security for workers, refer to the 20D HCM Cloud Common What's New for the Secure Access for Workers with Multiple Assignments feature.

Submitted By Filter

Use the Submitted By field to filter on the person who has submitted a process. This field is available on the View Flows and Process Results Summary pages.

The Submitted By field is a free text field and you can only use the 'contains' filter option, you cannot use any other filter option for this field.

The Submitted By filter helps the user filter and view much faster processes submitted by a person. This filter is available on the View Flows and Process Results Summary UIs.

Steps to Enable

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

Elements

Delete Element from the Search Page When ESS Fails

On the Element Search page, you can delete those elements that are in the In Progress status. However, you can delete only those elements for which the corresponding ESS element creation process has errored out.

Element Search

You no longer need scripts for deleting elements and then again creating them with the same details.

Steps to Enable

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

Display Element Code on the Element Search Page

Include the Element Code on the Search Elements page. You can use the Add Fields option in the Advanced Search region to add the Element Code attribute. You can also add the attribute by selecting View > Columns > Element Code to view the Element Code along with other element details. Include the Element Code on the Search Elements page. You can use the Add Fields option in the Advanced Search region to add the Element Code attribute. You can also add the attribute by selecting View > Columns > Element Code to view the Element Code along with other element details.

Element Code Option on the Advanced Search Page

Element Code Option on the Search Results Region

This feature helps you in distinguishing the elements when the displayed element name is same for more than one element. After the element is created, you can override the displayed element name, which might match up with the existing displayed element name. This might create confusion when there are multiple elements with the same name. Because the element code doesn’t change when the displayed element name is changed, you can now easily identify the individual elements. The element code is used in already configured fast formulas, if applicable.

Steps to Enable

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

Simplified Stop Rule Creation for Deduction Elements

You can streamline the creation of Voluntary Deduction and Pretax Deduction elements by reducing the number of rules created. The application creates stop rules only if you had selected the total owned option when you created the element.

If you had selected No for the template question Processing Stop when the Total is Reached, the application doesn’t create the stop rule for the element.

This feature helps you in changing the multiple entries allowed flag N to Y for voluntary deduction and pretax deduction elements, provided it meets the other eligibility criteria, described in the 20A Workforce Rewards What's New feature - Flexibility in Element Attributes Update.

Steps to Enable

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

Payroll Processing

Retroactive Pay Process Updates for Change in Hire Date

Retroactive Changes process now calculates retropay when you change an employee's hire date to a date within a payroll period that has been processed. If you have an employee that missed the regular payroll run because the hire date is changed to an earlier date within the same payroll period, to a later date within the same payroll period, or the hire date has two changes in current payroll period, the retropay process will process the employee's payroll as of the new hire date and post the results in the next open payroll period.

For example, an employee's hire date is entered as 15-MAR but the employee actually began working on 15-FEB. It wasn't until after the February payroll had been processed that the data entry error was discovered and corrected by HR. The change to the hire date to 15-FEB will be recognized, processed, recalculated and results will be posted in the appropriate February payroll period.

Now when you change an employee's hire date to a date within a payroll period that has been processed, this change is detected and processed.

Steps to Enable

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

Key Resources

  • For information on retroactive pay, refer to the Implementing Global Payroll, Administering Global Payroll and Administering Payroll Costing guides in the Oracle Help Center.

Role Information

  • Payroll Specialist

Payroll Post Processing with Consolidation Group Parameter

You can run Transfer Payments Information to Cash Management, Calculate Costing of Payments and Transfer to Subledger Accounting processes by passing the Consolidation Group parameter to simplify the payroll post processing.

NOTE: If payment processes are run with a value in the Consolidation Group parameter and no value in the Payroll parameter, the Costing of payments process should also be run with no value in the payroll parameter.

Transfer Payments Information to Cash Management process

  • Leave Payroll parameter blank
  • Choose your consolidation group from the list of values on the Consolidation Group parameter
  • Process picks up the payroll payments associated to the consolidation group and transfers to Cash Management

Calculate Costing of Payments process

Without Cost Clearing Account

  • Leave Payroll parameter blank
  • Choose your consolidation group from the list of values on Consolidation Group parameter
  • Process picks up the payroll pre-payments associated to the consolidation group and calculates costing

With Cost Clearing Account

  • Leave Payroll parameter blank
  • Choose your consolidation group from the list of values on Consolidation Group parameter
  • Run this process to pick up the payroll pre-payments associated to the consolidation group and calculates costing
  • Run the payment process and cash management reconciliation
  • Run this process a second time to pick the payment processes run with Payroll, associated to the consolidation group

Transfer to Subledger Accounting process

  • Leave Payroll parameter blank
  • Choose your consolidation group from the list of values on the Consolidation Group parameter
  • Process picks up the payroll payments associated to the consolidation group and transfers to Subledger Accounting for both the costing results and payment costing results

Simplify the payroll post processing when you run the Transfer Payments Information to Cash Management, Calculate Costing of Payments and Transfer to Subledger Accounting processes by passing the consolidation group parameter.

Steps to Enable

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

Tips And Considerations

All payroll processes, beginning with the Payroll run, must use the same consolidation group to utilize this feature.

Key Resources

  • For information on using configuration groups, refer to the Implementing Global Payroll, Administering Global Payroll and Administering Payroll Costing guides in the Oracle Help Center.

Role Information

  • Payroll Specialist

New Reports for Payroll Activity and Statutory Deductions

You can now run the following enhanced reports to extract the periodic payroll balances for large volumes of data:

  • Periodic Payroll Activity Report
  • Periodic Statutory Deduction Register

The new reports use a much lighter report template with enhanced performance and scalability capabilities to handle high volumes of data. You can now run the reports to produce CSV/text output that is easily imported into the Excel format. This is in addition to the PDF and Excel outputs we already support.

In addition to Current and YTD, you can also extract payroll balances for the following:

  • Month to Date
  • Period to Date
  • Quarter to Date
  • Inception to Date

The above two reports produce the same output as running the existing reports with the ‘Latest Process YTD Totals Only’ field set to ‘No’. However, for large volumes of data, the enhanced report runs much faster.

Process high volumes of data with minimal time, with the option to display Run, Year-to-date, Month-to-date, Quarter-to-date, Inception-to-date, and Period-to-date balances.

Steps to Enable

The new reports are enabled out-of-the-box but produce an output with Current and YTD balances only. However, if you want to extend the report to display one or more of the 4 additional dimensions, additional steps need to be followed as documented under the help topic listed in the Key Resources section.

Tips And Considerations

  • These new periodic reports complement the corresponding Latest Process reports released a few releases ago. Together, they should effectively replace the old reports, namely Payroll Activity Report and Statutory Deduction Register. It is therefore recommended to use the enhanced reports instead of the old reports.
  • If you have configured changes to your existing extract definition, including but not limited to delivery options, report templates, and so on, then those must be reapplied to the new reports, if required.
  • For very large data sets, it is quicker to run the Text (CSV) format and then import it into Excel instead of producing an Excel directly.

Key Resources

For more information see the Auditing and Reporting chapter of the Administering Global Payroll guide in the Oracle Help Center for the following topic:

  • Latest Process Year-to-Date Reporting

Global Payroll Redesigned User Experience

Increase user satisfaction with the redesigned pages that now have the same look and feel on desktop and mobile devices. These redesigned pages are both responsive and easy to use on any device, with a modern look and conversational language. Clutter-free pages, with clean lines and just the essential fields, can be personalized to suit.

Prepayment and Payment Results Responsive Pages

Prepayment and payment results pages allow you to see details of the payments, such as check number, status of payment and bank account details and take corrective actions, such as mark a payment as void.

The Process LOV on these pages allows the user to switch between different payroll periods and processes without having to return to the person results page. The Process Details region is where you view the details of the payroll process run.

Navigation options to view the payment results responsive page:

  • Payroll Work Area > Process Results Summary > Payments Process > Drill down to an employee
  • Payroll Work Area > Person Results > Search for person > Drill down onto a payments process

This feature allows you to use your mobile device to manage the details of an employee's prepayment and payment results with the same look and feel as your desktop.

Steps to Enable

In order to have access to the new responsive pages, you must have enabled the HCM_RESPONSIVE_PAGES_ENABLED profile option. If you have not enabled the HCM_RESPONSIVE_PAGES_ENABLED profile option, please see the HCM Responsive User Experience Setup Information in My Oracle Support (Document 2399671.1).

NOTE: This step of enabling profile is for existing customers only. New customers starting with 19D or a later release do not need to setup these profiles, as the new responsive screens are delivered by default.

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

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

Tips And Considerations

When the 'ORA_PAY_PAYROLL_ADMIN_PHASE_2_RESPONSIVE_ENABLED' profile option is set to 'Y', the 'View Payment Results' task is appearing in the following areas and taking the user to the classic version of the page: My Client Groups>Quick Actions, Payroll Work Area, Global Search.

Oracle Bug Reference: 31646662

Key Resources

For more information on enabling profile options, displayed and hidden fields and other setup information for the Redesigned User Experience, please refer to the following document on My Oracle Support:

  • HCM Responsive User Experience Setup Information (Document 2399671.1)

For information on prepayments and payments, refer to the Implementing Global Payroll, Administering Global Payroll and Implementing Payroll Costing guides in the Help Center.

Role Information

  • Payroll Specialist

Data Loading

Payroll Relationship HCM Data Loader Enablement

Use HCM Data Loader to load the Payroll Relationship information. For example, UAE MOHRE Employee ID and WPS Details.

This feature helps you to manage Payroll Relationship data using HCM Data Loader. For example, you can now load the statutory information required for the Wage Protection System in the United Arab Emirates.

Steps to Enable

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

Key Resources

  • For more information on how to load payroll data using HCM Data Loader, refer to the HCM Business Objects guide, in the chapter on Loading Payroll Relationships for the Overview of Loading Payroll Details topic, located in the Oracle Help Center.

ATOM Feeds for Assigned Payroll Updates

When you assign a payroll or update a payroll assignment to an employee, an ATOM feed is generated for the employee. The ATOM feed includes the details of the newly-assigned payroll and the effective date for this change.

Atom feeds are organized into workspaces and collections. A collection can exist within multiple workspaces. You can subscribe to a workspace or a collection.

As the table describes, the employees workspace is organized into payupdate collection. 

Workspace

Collection

Attributes

Trigger

Old / New Values

Event Title

Event Name

Event Summary / Description

employee

payupdate

Payroll Relationship IdPayroll NamePerson NumberStart DateEnd Date

Create, Update, Delete

For the listed attributes

XXX's Assigned Payroll Details Updated

PersonPayrollDetailsUpdated

Person Payroll Details Updated

Let's consider this example:

{

"Context": [ {

"PersonId": "100100150129313", 

"AssignmentId": "300100212700171",

"PersonName": "ExtRTIUAT002LN,ExtRTIUAT002FN",

"EffectiveStartDate": "2020-08-04",

"EffectiveDate": "2020-08-17",

"PayrollId": "300100192343424" 

} ],

"Changed Attributes" : [

{ "PayrollId": {

"old": "",

"new": "300100192343424"

} ,

"FSED": {

"Old" : "",

"New" : "2020-08-04" },

}

}

]

You can now get an ATOM feed in real-time when an employee’s payroll assignment is updated to process the changes in any downstream systems. For example, whenever a change is made in the HCM Cloud, external payroll processing systems can be alerted of it immediately.

Steps to Enable

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

Consolidation Group Code

You can now associate a consolidation set code with a consolidation group name. Use this code to identify the consolidation group on the page or when you load the consolidation group using services or the HCM Data Loader.

Once created, you cannot change the consolidation set code. However, the consolidation group name is now editable. Any changes made to the consolidation group name, does not have any impact on the payroll process, because the process is stamped with the consolidation set code, and hence can be identified by the code for future references.

Use the consolidation group set code to identify the consolidation group on the page or when you load the consolidation group using services or the HCM Data Loader.

Steps to Enable

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

Global Payroll Replaced or Removed Features

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Steps to Enable

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

Payroll for Canada

Payroll for Oracle Human Capital Management for Canada supports country specific features and functions for Canada. It enables users to follow Canada's business practices and comply with its statutory requirements.

Third-Party Cheque Payments

Process third-party cheques for employee involuntary deductions. Third-party payments are available for all classifications of involuntary deductions:

  • Garnishments
  • Maintenance and Support
  • Tax Levy

Prior to generating a third-party cheque, you must first:

  1. Create an organization payment method of type “Third-party cheque"
  2. Create a third-party payee (organization or person)
  3. Create a third-party payment source
  4. Create the involuntary deduction element
  5. Create the involuntary deduction card for the employee, and add payee

Use the Generate Cheque Payments for Employees and Third-Parties process to initiate third-party payments. The new process generates the following as output:

  • Third-Party Cheque Payment
  • Third-Party Cheque Payments Audit Report

Prerequisite processes of the Generate Cheque Payments for Employees and Third-Parties process are:

  • Calculate Payroll
  • Generate Prepayments
  • Archive Periodic Payroll Results
  • Third-party Payment Rollup (if applicable)

Third-Party Cheque Payment

The third-party cheque payment displays the payment details on the cheque stub, along with the physical cheque payable to the third-party.

The maximum number of payment detail lines included on the cheque stub is 17. If more than 17 are present in the payment, a message is displayed to refer to the audit report for details and no detail lines are displayed on the cheque stub.

The Third-party Payment Rollup process provides the ability to provide one cheque for each third-party payee to rollup multiple employee payments. Rollup provides the ability to combine multiple payments of different employees to one payee, or multiple separate payments of one employee to one payee. If payments are not rolled up, individual cheques are created for each employee payment for each third-party payee.

Third-Party Cheque Payments Audit Report

The cheque payment audit report displays the employee payment details of each third-party cheque generated. This report is produced automatically as part of the process.

This feature provides benefit to your business by providing the ability to generate third-party cheque payments automatically in Oracle Cloud.

Steps to Enable

In order for the process to access the balances required for the new feature, you must create a new involuntary deduction element.

Tips And Considerations

The new “Generate Cheque Payments for Employees and Third-Parties” process replaces the “Generate Cheque Payments” process.

You may exclude third-party payments from the rollup process by selecting the ‘Exclude from Third-Party Rollup Process’ when setting up the Third-Party Payment Method in the Payment Method page. By running the rollup process prior to the new Generate Check Payments for Employees and Third-parties process, each payment to the third-party marked for exclusion will not be included in the rollup and will be paid separately.

Key Resources

Refer to the documents below on the Canada Information Center for additional information.

Canada Information Center

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

  • 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. Refer to the document below on the Canada Information Center for additional information.

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

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

Payroll for China

Payroll for Oracle Human Capital Management for China supports country specific features and functions for China. It enables users to follow China's business practices and comply with its statutory requirements.

Enhanced Mass Legal Employer Change

You can now use the enhanced Mass Change Legal Employer task to automatically manage the personal deduction card information for multiple employees in a single process within the same mainland China legislative data group.

Create Mass Legal Employer Change Page

Mass Legal Employer Change When the Tax Reporting Unit Attribute is Hidden (Ready-To-Use Functionality)

  • If both the legal employers share the same payroll statutory unit, and if the Tax Reporting Unit attribute is hidden in the mass change legal employer flow, the application makes no changes to the existing personal deduction card.
  • If both the legal employers are associated to different payroll statutory units and the transfer-in legal employer is a newly set up company, the application does the following:
    • After the flow is submitted for all the employees covered in the flow, a new payroll relationship is created for them on the transfer date
    • A new personal deduction card with the card details is copied over except association information

Mass Legal Employer Change When the Tax Reporting Unit Attribute is made Available via HCM Experience Design Studio

  • If both the legal employers share the same payroll statutory unit, and you specify a value during the transfer, the application does the following:
    • After the flow is submitted for all the employees included in the flow, their tax reporting unit association information is updated with the specified tax reporting unit value as of the transfer date on their existing personal deduction card
    • An association detail record is created for their newly added assignment with effective start date set to the transfer date on their existing personal deduction card
  • If both the legal employers are associated to different payroll statutory units and the transfer-in legal employer is a newly set up company and you specify a value for the Tax Reporting Unit attribute, the application does the following:
    • After the flow is submitted for all the employees included in the flow, a new payroll relationship is created for them on the transfer date
    • A new personal deduction card with the card details is copied over except association information
    • Both the association and association details information is created for them as of the transfer date

Improve the productivity in managing mass legal employer changes.

Steps to Enable

Do these steps to make the Tax Reporting Unit field visible in the Mass Legal Employer Change task:

  1. Click Navigator > Configuration > Sandboxes to create and enter a sandbox with the HCM Experience Design Studio configuration option.
  2. On the Home page, click My Client Groups > Quick Actions > Employment > HCM Experience Design Studio.
  3. From the Action list, select Mass Legal Employer Change.
  4. In the Delivered Rules section, select the existing Tax reporting unit visible localization rule and click the Duplicate icon beside the rule to reuse it.

  1. On the Edit Rule page, in the Basic Details section, do the following:
  • Clear all the fields and set the Country field to China.
  • In the Name field, enter a name for the rule.

  • In the Description field, enter a description for the rule.

  1. In the Page Attributes section, set the Tax Reporting Unit attribute to Visible.
  2. Click Save and Close.

Key Resources

Improved Usability for the Items Under Component Details of PSU, TRU, and Payroll Relationship Level Deduction Cards

You can now use the enhanced Component Details section of Payroll Statutory Unit (PSU), Tax Reporting Unit (TRU), and Payroll Relationship Level deduction cards.

  • For the attributes that only have Yes and No values, the list of value type has been changed to Check Box. For example, Force Contribution Base Recalculation.
  • For the attributes that have less than three values (inclusive), the list of value type has been changed to Radio Button Group. For example, Exemption of Tax Payment Less Than One Yuan.
  • For the rest of the attributes, the list of value type has been changed to Dropdown List, which eliminates the need for searching for values before selecting them. For example, Employee Contribution Base Calculation Method.

Drop-Down List and Check Box

Radio Button Group

This feature makes it easier to set up the cards from the user interface.

Steps to Enable

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

Key Resources

A New Template to Update Association Info and Create Association Details

You can now use the enhanced HCM Spreadsheet Data Loader to manage the personal deduction card information in bulk. A new attribute, Replacement Tax Reporting Unit, was introduced to update association information. As a result, the existing template was renamed to CN Create Personal Card and Association Info, which you use only in the Create activity. Use the CN Create and Update Association Info template to update association information and create association details.

NOTE: The CN Create and Update Association Info template will be renamed to CN Update Association Info, because you use it only in the Update activity.

Replacement Tax Reporting Unit Attribute

This provides an efficient way in updating association information for multiple employees in bulk.

Steps to Enable

Create a New Template Based on the Delivered Template

Do these steps to create a new template from the delivered template:

  1. On the Home page, click My Client Groups > Data Exchange > HCM Spreadsheet Data Loader > Spreadsheet Templates.

  1. On the Spreadsheet Templates page, select the CN Create and Update Association Info template.
  2. Click the Actions down arrow and select Copy.

  1. On the Copy Template dialog box, specify a name and a code for the template.
  2. From the Legislative Data Group drop-down list, select a China legislative data group.
  3. In the Description field, enter a description for the template.
  4. Click OK.

Key Resources

Payroll for Kuwait

Payroll for Oracle Human Capital Management for Kuwait supports country specific features and functions for Kuwait. It enables users to follow Kuwait's business practices and comply with its statutory requirements.

Fully State Owned Oil Company or Private and Oil Company

You can set the values for fully state owned oil companies, and oil companies that aren't fully state owned, in the Employer Social Insurance Details calculation card.

In the calculation card, you can select these options for the Employer Sector field under the Kuwait Payroll Statutory Social Insurance Details:

  • Government
  • Military
  • Fully State Owned Oil
  • Private and Oil

This enhancement enables you to easily differentiate between fully state owned oil companies and oil companies that aren't fully owned, for the purpose of social insurance calculations.

Steps to Enable

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

Support for Social Allowances (Children Social Allowance)

With this enhancement, you will be able to create a children social allowance element and manage social allowance payments. 

You can create an appropriate children’s social allowance element using the element template. Use the Create Element option and set these values:

  • Primary Classification: Standard Earnings
  • Secondary Classification: Child Allowance

This allowance depends on the number of contacts marked as a child, the employee declares as statutory dependents. And, it can be paid either as a flat amount or as a percentage of employee salary.

Here are the additional details available on the element template:

  • Under calculation rule, you can select either Flat Amount or Percentage of Earnings.
  • Depending upon the option selected, the additional fields Amount, Percentage, or Allowance Rules are displayed. For example, if Flat Amount is selected, the field Children Social Allowance Amount is displayed.

These are the input values used in this calculation:

  • Pay Value
  • Allowance per Child
  • Number of Dependent Children
  • Percentage of Earnings

The required Balance is automatically created by the element template with the same name that you entered for the element, with balance category Earnings, and unit of measure Money.

The child allowance can only be paid to employees who are Kuwaiti citizens. With this enhancement, the contacts selected as a child and a statutory dependent will be included in the calculation of this social allowance.

Steps to Enable

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

Payroll for Mexico

Payroll for Oracle Human Capital Management for Mexico supports country specific features and functions for Mexico. It enables users to follow Mexico's business practices and comply with its statutory requirements.

Local and Global Transfer Uptake of the Employee Tax Card

You can now use the enhanced Local and Global Transfer task to effectively manage tax reporting unit association and association details. The tax reporting unit (TRU) is available in the Local and Global Transfer task. Here's how you can do this:

  1. Search for and select the person on the Local and Global Transfer page.

  2. Select the relevant options for info that you want to make the changes to. For example, Payroll Details and Work Relationship.

What Info Do You Want to Manage

  1. Enter the required information in the When and Why section, such as the effective transfer date, new legal employer to which the employee is transferring, and click Continue.

  2. In the Work Relationship Info section, you can enter the Social Security Leaving Reason that is used for Social Security reporting.

Work Relationship Info

  1. For Payroll Details, select the Payroll and the TRU to which the employee is transferring and submit your changes.

Payroll Details

  1. Review your changes using the Change Legal Employer Dashboard. Search for the person and check the status of the transfer.
  2. Using the Calculation Cards task in the Payroll work area, review the Employee Tax Card for the transferred employee.

  • When an employee is transferred from one TRU to another within the same Payroll Statutory Unit (PSU), the application updates the employee's tax reporting unit association record with the tax reporting unit on the transfer date, and creates a new association detail record for the new assignment with the transfer date as the effective start date.

  • When an employee is transferred from one PSU to a new PSU, the application creates a new payroll relationship for the employee for the transfer-in payroll statutory unit, a new Employee Tax Card, a new tax reporting unit association, and association details.

You can now easily transfer and synchronize data for single or multiple employees between tax reporting units and legal employers within your organization using the mass global transfer process. You can transfer all the Employee Tax Card calculation values for multiple employees at the same time, thus eliminating the need to enter this data manually.

Steps to Enable

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

Payroll for Saudi Arabia

Payroll for Oracle Human Capital Management for Saudi Arabia supports country specific features and functions for Saudi Arabia. It enables users to follow Saudi Arabia's business practices and comply with its statutory requirements.

Data Validation Report Updates

Here are the validations that the worker data validation report uses for missing or incorrect entries.

  • Contract type: The report checks whether a value for the type of contract is entered and generates a message if it's missing.
  • Contact type: It checks for the type of contact provided. For example, if the marital status of an employee is single, then the contact type can't be spouse.
  • Home address: The report also checks for missing home address and generates a message if it's not found.

To run this report, use the task Submit a Process or Report from the Payroll work area, and select Run Worker Data Validation Report.

Here's a sample of the report with validation messages for missing or inconsistent data:

With this enhancement, you can identify data that may be missing or may not be statutorily compliant and fix the issues. Before you run any dependent reports, you can run the worker and payroll data validation reports and ensure that data is properly validated.

Steps to Enable

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

Enable International Transfer Payment Type

You can create an Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) payment method for employees to transfer funds to foreign banks, if an organization payment method with International Transfer payment type exists for your legislative data group.

Here's how you can enable International Payment Type:

  1. Use the task Configure Legislation for Human Resources.
  2. Select the country as Saudi Arabia.
  3. Go to Payment Types and verify that International Transfer is enabled.

To create the organization payment method:

  1. In the Payment Distribution work area, click Organization Payment Methods.
  2. In the Search Results section, click Create.
  3. Select your legislative data group for Saudi.
  4. Select the payment type International Transfer.
  5. Set the date this payment method is to be available for use and save the details.

You can now add this payment method for an employee using the Create Personal Payment Method option.When you create the personal payment method for an employee with International Transfer as payment type, you can select the country where the international bank account resides.

International Transfer payment type supports payment methods for EFT to a country different from the originating payment source. With this feature, you can do this by creating an organization payment method with International Transfer Payment type for your legislative data group.You can create EFT payment methods for employees to transfer funds to foreign banks.

Steps to Enable

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

Payroll for the United Arab Emirates

Payroll for Oracle Human Capital Management for the United Arab Emirates supports country specific features and functions for the United Arab Emirates. It enables users to follow the United Arab Emirates business practices and comply with its statutory requirements.

Run Salary Information File by Business Units

You can now enhance the salary information file process by linking a MOHRE Employer ID to a business unit. You can either run the salary information file for a payroll statutory unit with a single MOHRE Employer ID, or for a single MOHRE Employer ID within a payroll statutory unit.

Currently, you record the WPS Agent ID, MOHRE Employer ID, and WPS Employer Bank Code Info on the Legal Entity HCM Info page, Payroll Statutory Unit tab. There is no change, if you have registration with only one MOHRE office.

With this feature, you can now record multiple MOHRE Employer IDs and associate them with business units.

You can run the salary information file and verify results for a Payroll Statutory Unit (PSU) with a single MOHRE Employer ID. You can also run and verify the salary information file for a single MOHRE Employer ID, within a PSU and also where deductions are distributed over multiple assignments.

As part of the Wage Protection System (WPS) process, employers are required to provide a salary information file. Each registered office of an organization has a MOHRE Number issued by Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation. With this feature, you'll be able to submit the salary information file with each MOHRE mapped to WPS agent.

Steps to Enable

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

Payroll for the United Kingdom

Payroll for Oracle Human Capital Management for the United Kingdom supports country specific features and functions for the United Kingdom. It enables users to follow the United Kingdom's business practices and comply with its statutory requirements.

Enhanced Load Errors Report in the HCM Data Loader

Additional validations are incorporated in the Load HMRX XML File process when you load inbound files from HMRC using the HCM Data Loader.

The validations for the P6 or P9 records includes checking for valid P45 actions, tax authorities, tax basis values, tax codes, update methods, .It also checks for combination of values that are valid. Apart from this, it validates that there can only be one PAYE component reporting the NI YTD values in a calculation card at any time.

The NVREP process includes validations for the National Insurance Number formats, and whether the prefix and suffix are valid.

For student loans and postgraduate loans, validation is included for the loan deduction stop date. It should be the same as or later than the deduction start date.

The validations are used during inbound processing and displayed in the Audit reports when you use the Load HMRC XML File process. It also generates an HCM Data Loader file for the records that were successfully validated.

You can use the validations provided in this feature to identify errors while loading data using the HCM Data Loader. Without these validations, you won't be able to identify errors that you may encounter when you load P6 or P9, NVREP, and Student Loan data. This enables you to correct data and upload only the validated records.

Steps to Enable

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

Voluntary Deductions and Pension Reference Output to BACS File

You can add a reference code for voluntary deductions or pension deductions, that can be used as output on your BACS file. Additional setup is required to run this feature successfully.

Set Up Voluntary Deductions Element.

For Voluntary deductions, you must create a third-party payment using element entry. Create an additional input value and set the reference value of UNIQUE REFERENCE. When you setup the element, ensure that Unit of Measure is set to Character. Select the options Displayed, Allow User Entry, and Create a Database Item. Ensure the same in the results element.

In the calculator element, ensure that the result rule is mapped to the target value Reference Code.

Update the fast formula to refer to that input, and the formula result rule to retrieve this input and output into the results element. When you set up a third-party payment, select the option Separate Worker Payments by Reference.

Set Up Pension Element

Create a pensions element using the element template. Update the employee and employer contribution element to input the Reference Number. Set the reference to Unique Reference.

In the Benefits and Pensions calculation card for the employee, you can update the input in the Enterable Calculation Values for Calculation cards tab.

You can run payroll and view the results in the BACS file.

This feature enables you to create a third-party payment reference that the BACS will use to output on all third party payments. You can now add a reference code for voluntary deductions or pension deductions as output on your BACS file.

Steps to Enable

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

Key Resources

For more information, refer to these guides on the Oracle Help Center under Cloud Applications -> Human Resources -> All Books:

  • Implementing Payroll for the United Kingdom
  • Administering Payroll for the United Kingdom

Remove End Date for Components

You can now remove the end date for a component, or an association to an assignment, as required, in the calculation cards.

In the Statutory Deductions calculation card, you can use the option Remove End Date in the Assignment Associations, Pay As You Earn and National Insurance components. 

The current end date is replaced with the earliest date between the end dates of the components and the tax reporting unit association. In the PAYE component, this date is updated on the PAYE Details, New Starter notifications, and the Assignment associations.

Similarly, for the National Insurance, this date is stamped on the component and the assignment associations.

The remove end date option works in the same way for these calculation cards, their components, and assignment associations:

  • Pensions Automatic Enrolment
  • Court Order and Student Loans
  • Benefits and Pensions

Use this feature to remove end date for assignments and components in the Statutory Deductions calculation card for employees.You can do this by using the new option Remove End Date in the Assignments association, and in the components National Insurance and Pay As You Earn in the calculation card.

Steps to Enable

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

Display Average Weekly Earnings for Shared Parental Leave

The AWE override is available at the leave agreement level. It applies to new elements created once the feature is available, and the elements associated to an absence plan.

You must enter the AWE override before you enter the end date of the leave agreement, so that it's considered for the Lower Earnings Limit (LEL) check.

Additionally, you can also view the AWE override when you enter the absence. This enables you to see any values you may entered for absences that were created before this feature availability. You can view the calculated AWE in the Enterable Calculation Values tab in the Absences calculation card.

The payment fast formula uses the AWE calculated by the payment percentage formula. If you do not provide any overrides, the payment percentage formula will calculate the AWE for SHPL.

The Average Weekly Earnings (AWE) calculation for Shared Parental Leave (ShPL) occurs when an employee leave agreement is created. With this feature, you now have the ability to provide an AWE override at the absence agreement level. You will also see the AWE displayed on the ShPL absence type.

Steps to Enable

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

Mass Global Transfer and Synchronization

Use the Mass Legal Employer Change task to update the legal employer change for multiple employees. The application copies the assignment and work relationship data from the source to the destination work relationship for all the employees as of the global transfer date.

If you select employees from different Legislative Data Group (LDGs), the application copies only the data for those employees transferring within the (LDG).

The application generates warning messages when either NI and PAYE component associations or both are missing from the source Tax Reporting Unit (TRU) in the Statutory Deductions calculation card. In such case, the source data is not copied to the target assignments. A warning is also generated if the target TRU PAYE component already has existing pension notifications.

After you perform a mass legal employer change, you can view the messages of the copy process on the Change Legal Employer Dashboard.

It's recommended to use this process when changing legal employers within the same country or legislation. If you use this process to mass change legal employers across legislations, then data for salary and payroll isn't copied across. Additionally, there may be issues with certain personal data elements like name information which aren't copied across legislations.

This feature enables you to change the legal employer of multiple employees in a single batch using the Mass Legal Employer Change task. You can also select employees from different legal employers for transferring to the same destination legal employer.This eliminates the need to enter data for each employee manually while changing the legal employer.

Steps to Enable

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

Key Resources

  • For more information, see Cloud Applications - Human Resources - All Books - Administering Global Payroll - Global Transfers in the Oracle Help Center

Organization Level Data Capture for Teachers' Pension MCR Interface

This enhancement enables you to record additional information specific to the Teachers' Pension Monthly Contributions Reconciliation (MCR) report at the organization level. Use the Legal Entity HCM Information task to do this.

You can enter a payroll provider or MAT number and local authority number for a payroll statutory unit.

You can enter a separate MAT number and local authority number for a legal employer.

At the reporting establishment level, you can enter establishment number and local authority number.

The Monthly Contributions Reconciliation (MCR) data collection process is the new method of submitting service, salary and contribution information to Teachers’ Pensions (England and Wales). Multi Academy Trusts (MAT) are groups of academies that have come together to form a charitable company, with a single group of ‘members’ (who have an overview of the governance arrangements) and a single board of trustees or directors.Employees would normally be assigned to the Academy within the trust, however there could be teachers employed centrally, and hence would be reported under the MAT number. The MAT number is issued in the format 751/XXXX.

Steps to Enable

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

Payroll for the United States

Payroll for Oracle Human Capital Management for the United States supports country specific features and functions for the United States. It enables users to follow the United States business practices and comply with its statutory requirements.

Global Transfer Enhancement for Deferred Compensation Plans

We have made it easier for you to perform personnel transfers from one legal employer to another through the Local and Global Transfer process.

In addition to its base global transfer functionality, the process can perform these actions.

What It Does What This Means For You

Copies any applicable deferred compensation plan information

If the person is transferring into a new payroll statutory unit (PSU), then the process copies deferred compensation information to the new legal entity.

  • It copies the 401 (k) element entries and their values from the payroll relationship’s source PSU to the target PSU’s relationship. This includes pretax, pretax catchup, Roth, and Roth catchup.
  • It copies the 403 (b) and 457 (b) Benefits and Pension card components and their values from the source relationship to the target relationship. This includes pretax, pretax catchup, Roth, and Roth catchup.

IRS Override Limit amount calculation

If the person is transferring into a different PSU, the process subtracts the current amount deferred from the annual limit and applies the difference into the IRS Override Limit.

  • For 401 (k) elements, it applies the calculated amount to the IRS Override Limit input value.
  • For 403 (b) and 457 (b) Benefits and Pension card components, it applies the calculated amount to the IRS Override Limit value definition.

To start this process:

  1. From My Client Groups, click Show More.
  2. Click Local and Global Transfer.

This feature helps you make sure employees experiencing a transfer retain all their deferred compensation contribution info.

Steps to Enable

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

Key Resources

  • These enhancements are in addition to those delivered in Update 20C. For further info, see the 20C Workforce Rewards What's New for the Copy Payroll Info During a Legal Employer Change Enhancement feature.

403(B) and 457(B) Tax Levy Time-of-Writ Deduction Support

You can now include the following time-of-writ deduction calculation values for your federal tax levy calculations.

  • Tax Levy Deductions At Time of Writ Deferred Compensation 403b Rate

Uses the Deferred Compensation 403b Eligible Earnings balance for the calculation.

  • Tax Levy Deductions At Time of Writ Deferred Compensation 457 Rate

Uses the Deferred Compensation 457 Eligible Earnings balance for the calculation.

To identify them as time-of-writ deductions for a tax levy:

  1. In My Client Groups, click Payroll.
  2. Click Calculation Cards, and search for and select the person.
  3. Open their Involuntary Deductions card for editing.
  4. Select the appropriate federal tax levy calculation component.
  5. Click Enterable Calculation Values on Calculation Cards.
  6. Click Create.
  7. Search for and select the appropriate calculation values.
  8. Save and submit your changes.

This feature allows entry of other deferred compensation percentages for deductions at time-of-writ calculations for federal tax levies.

Steps to Enable

Any federal tax levy element created in Update 20D or later automatically supports these calculation values. To receive these values for elements created prior to 20D, you must upgrade them by running the Element Upgrade process. Do this even if you have run this process for them previously.

When running the element upgrade process, select Disposable Income Recalculation in the Enable Feature parameter. Do not leave this parameter blank.

Key Resources

For further info on upgrading elements, see the following document on My Oracle Support:

  • Oracle Cloud Human Capital Management for the United States: Element Upgrade Process (Document ID 2458385.1)

Affordable Care Act Enhancement for Capturing 1095-C Line 16 Data

We have improved how you capture the data required for Affordable Care Act (ACA) reporting by adding fields on the 1095-C Employee Report. You can now identify when your employees’ coverage begins and ends.

Date Option What It Does
Any date of the month Uses the day the month when the employee was hired as the milestone for benefits eligibility.
First day of the month Uses the first day of the month.
Given day of the month Uses the day you specify in Line 16 Calculation Day to Use.
Last day of month

Uses the last day of the month.

You can set this value at the tax reporting unit level.

  1. Start the Legal Reporting Unit HCM Information task from your implementation project.
  2. Click Tax Reporting Unit.

  3. Click Edit and then Update.

  4. Click Federal.

  5. In ACA Reporting Information, select a value for Line 16 Calculation Date to Use.

  6. If you selected Given day of the month, enter a value for Line 16 Calculation Day to Use.

If you leave this value blank, the report uses the last day of the month regardless of what you selected as the date-to-use.

  1. Click Submit.

This feature helps you more accurate identify when an employee's benefits eligibility begin and end.

Steps to Enable

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

Role Information

For further info, see the following document on My Oracle Support:

  • Oracle Cloud Human Capital Management for the United States: ACA Implementation and Use (Document ID 2067360.1)

HR Optimizations

Workforce Rewards 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.

Benefits

New Subject Area - Benefits - Person Information Real Time

Enhance your reporting on benefits with a new subject area that allows you to report on benefit groups, balances, and person habits. The new subject area Benefits – Person Information Real Time allows you to report on a person’s benefit groups, balances, external plan coverage, and additional aspects, such as tobacco usage and student status.

You will now be able to report person information related to benefits. This can be used when shopping for now benefits carriers to ensure that your employee's get the best coverage.

Steps to Enable

Leverage new subject area(s) by adding to existing reports or using in new reports. For details about creating and editing reports, see the Creating and Administering Analytics and Reports book (available from the Oracle Help Center > your apps service area of interest > Books > Administration).

Role Information

  • Job Role > Benefits Manager
  • Duty Role > Benefits Transaction Analysis Duty

Compensation

Workforce Compensation Subject Area - Compensation Action History

This enhancement now allows you to report on Workforce Compensation action history. You can report on the action code, comments made by the manager, and date from compensation actions.

You can report on all actions for worksheets from budget actions to worksheet actions. Budget actions can be things like Budget Available or Budget Withdrawn. Worksheet actions can be things like Work in Progress, Submitted, or Approved.

The subject area enhancements related to new attributes are listed below.

Subject Area

Folder

Attributes

Compensation - Workforce Compensation Real Time

Compensation Action History

  • Action
  • Action Code
  • Action Date
  • Comments
  • Number Of Compensation Action History
  • Number Of Workers With Compensation Action History
 

Compensation Action History > Compensation Action History - Additional Attributes

  • Approval History Identifier
  • Business Group Identifier
  • Created By
  • Creation Date
  • Employee Person Event Identifier
  • Last Update Date
  • Manager Assignment Identifier
  • Manager Person Identifier
  • Pool Identifier
 

Compensation Worksheet Manager > Compensation Action History for Worksheet Manager

  • Action
  • Action Code
  • Action Date
  • Comments
  • Number Of Compensation Action History
  • Number Of Workers With Compensation Action History
 

Compensation Worksheet Manager > Compensation Action History for Worksheet Manager > Compensation Action History for Worksheet Manager - Additional Attributes

  • Approval History Identifier
  • Business Group Identifier
  • Created By
  • Creation Date
  • Employee Person Event Identifier
  • Last Update Date
  • Manager Assignment Identifier
  • Manager Person Identifier
  • Pool Identifier

You can now report on workforce compensation action history details in OTBI.

Steps to Enable

Leverage new subject area(s) by adding to existing reports or using in new reports. For details about creating and editing reports, see the Creating and Administering Analytics and Reports book (available from the Oracle Help Center > your apps service area of interest > Books > Administration).

Workforce Compensation Subject Area - Compensation Worksheet Audit Details

Enhance your reporting on data related to the audit details of the compensation worksheet. The enhancements allows you to report on who made changes to the worksheet, along with what changes were done with the date on which it was done.

The newly added attributes to support this feature includes the following.

Subject area Folder Attributes

Compensation - Workforce Compensation Real Time

Compensation Audit Trail Details

  • Attribute Name
  • New Value
  • Number of Compensation Audit Trails
  • Number of Workers with Compensation Audit Trails
  • Original Value
  • Update Date
  • Updated By
 

Compensation Audit Trail Details > Compensation Audit Trail Details - Additional Attributes

  • Audit Identifier
  • Business Group Identifier
  • Component Identifier
  • Created By
  • Creation Date
  • Last Update Date
  • Last Updated By
  • New Value (Date)
  • New Value (Number)
  • New Value (String)
  • Original Value (Date)
  • Original Value (Number)
  • Original Value (String)
  • Period Identifier
  • Person Event Identifier
  • Plan Identifier
  • Pool Identifier
  • Supporting Information
 

Compensation Worksheet Manager > Compensation Audit Trail Details for Worksheet Manager

  • Attribute Name
  • New Value
  • Number of Compensation Audit Trails
  • Number of Workers with Compensation Audit Trails
  • Original Value
  • Update Date
  • Updated By
 

Compensation Worksheet Manager > Compensation Audit Trail Details for Worksheet Manager > Compensation Audit Trail Details for Worksheet Manager - Additional Attributes

  • Audit Identifier
  • Business Group Identifier
  • Component Identifier
  • Created By
  • Creation Date
  • Last Update Date
  • Last Updated By
  • New Value (Date)
  • New Value (Number)
  • New Value (String)
  • Original Value (Date)
  • Original Value (Number)
  • Original Value (String)
  • Period Identifier
  • Person Event Identifier
  • Plan Identifier
  • Pool Identifier
  • Supporting Information

You can now have an audit report of that changes to the compensation worksheet.

Steps to Enable

Leverage new subject area(s) by adding to existing reports or using in new reports. For details about creating and editing reports, see the Creating and Administering Analytics and Reports book (available from the Oracle Help Center > your apps service area of interest > Books > Administration).

Compensation - Salary Range Differential by Compensation Zone Data Reporting

Enhance your reporting on salary and salary history subject areas with the inclusion of data related to geo zones. In the Salary Basis - Complete folder you can report on zone setup data using a new subfolder called Compensation Zone Details. In the Salary Details folder you can report on zone transactional data using a new subfolder called Compensation Zone.

Subject Area Folder Attributes

Compensation - Salary Details Real Time

Salary Range Differentials - Compensation Zone Details

  • Annualization Factor For Minimum Amount
  • Check For Remote Worker Addresses
  • Check For Remote Worker Addresses Code
  • Compensation Zone
  • Compensation Zone Identifier
  • Compensation Zone Type
  • Compensation Zone Type Identifier
  • Frequency For Minimum Amount
  • Grade Rate
  • Grade Rate Identifier
  • Lower Limit
  • Person Address Type 1
  • Person Address Type 1 Code
  • Person Address Type 2
  • Person Address Type 2 Code
  • Person Address Type 3
  • Person Address Type 3 Code
  • Range Differential Business Unit Name
  Compensation Zone
  • Compensation Zone
  • Compensation Zone Identifier
  • Compensation Zone Type
  • Compensation Zone Type Identifier
  • Work at Home
  • Work at Home Identifier

Compensation - Salary History Details Real Time

Salary Range Differentials -Compensation Zone Details

  • Annualization Factor For Minimum Amount
  • Check For Remote Worker Addresses
  • Check For Remote Worker Addresses Code
  • Compensation Zone
  • Compensation Zone Identifier
  • Compensation Zone Type
  • Compensation Zone Type Identifier
  • Frequency For Minimum Amount
  • Grade Rate
  • Grade Rate Identifier
  • Lower Limit
  • Person Address Type 1
  • Person Address Type 1 Code
  • Person Address Type 2
  • Person Address Type 2 Code
  • Person Address Type 3
  • Person Address Type 3 Code
  • Range Differential Business Unit Name
 

Compensation Zone

  • Compensation Zone
  • Compensation Zone Identifier
  • Compensation Zone Type
  • Compensation Zone Type Identifier
  • Work at Home
  • Work at Home Identifier

With this feature you will be able compare salaries across geo zones and identify any salary ranges affected.

Steps to Enable

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

Attribute Changes for the Stock Details Subject Area

The following changes are done in Compensation - Stock Details Real Time subject area:

  1. Datatype of "Stock Details"."Grant ID" column is modified from numeric to character.
  2. Renamed the following folders:
  • Grant Name -> Stock Grant Name
  • Grant Type -> Stock Grant Type
  • Trading Symbol -> Stock Trading Symbol

Some folders in the Stock Subject Area have been renamed to help you more easiy find the stock specific details. A correction has been made to the Grant ID column from number to character.

Steps to Enable

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

IMPORTANT Actions and Considerations

IMPORTANT – INFORMATION ON SECURITY

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

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

  • ACTION MAY BE NEEDED AFTER UDATE REGARDING CUSTOM ROLES

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

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

  • ORA_FBI_WORKFORCE_TRANSACTION_ANALYSIS_DUTY_HCM
  • ORA_FBI_GOAL_MANAGEMENT_TRANSACTION_ANALYSIS_DUTY_HCM
  • ORA_FBI_CAREER_DEV_TRANSACTION_ANALYSIS_DUTY_HCM

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

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

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REPLACED OR REMOVED FEATURES

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

Product

Removed Feature

Target Removal

Replacement Feature

Replaced In

Additional Information

Benefits

Ability to Switch Between New and Old Version of Plan Configuration Export and Import Has Been Removed

20D

Enhanced Export and Import Plan Configuration

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

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

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

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

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

Highlights of New User Interface:

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

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

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KNOWN ISSUES / MONTHLY AND STATUTORY MAINTENANCE PACK

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

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

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

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