Salary form in Oracle HR


I have been asked this question by many clients and consultants recently, and the solution is pretty straight forward. So, i thought i’ll share it here with y’all.

Oracle released a Family pack RUP 2 for HRMS last year, and it brought in a new feature – The web based Salary Administration form.

For many users, it was a thrill. But for a lot others, it was a challenge to get it to work. They are used to the old form based salary administration interface. Some of them even have custom hooks on the form that can not be implemented on the webpage so easily.

So, the Question is, how to revert to the salary form after applying this RUP, so you can still continue using the form based salary administration.

Here’s the answer. And as i said, its pretty straightforward.

Taskflows come to rescue.

Here are the steps to replace “New Salary Framework Page” with “Old Salary Form”:

  • Select any HRMS or Super HRMS Manager Responsibility (Example: US HRMS Manager)
  • Open the “Define Taskflow” form. (Security->Task Flow Definitions)
  • Query the Taskflow that is used by the Person form function (For Example: US HRMS PERSON TASKFLOW). Normally, this is the custom Taskflow.
  • Go to “Node section – Name field” and add “SALFORMNODE” by inserting a new row and selecting “SALFORMNODE” from Lov in the Name field.
  • Then Query “NASSIGN” node in “Node Section”.
  • In “Navigation Options Section”, delete record that has “SALREVIEW” for Node. Select “Yes” in the delete warning window.
  • In Navigation Options, insert new record with the following details:
    Seq: 1
    Node: SALFORMNODE
    Button: Checked
    Label: &Salary (leave the default &Salary as is)
  • Save and Exit the “Define Taskflow” form.
  • Logout the current applications and re-login to check that the “Old Salary form” is launched instead of “New Salary Page” when “Salary” button is selected in Assignment Window.

Try this, and let us know if you still have any issues. Most probably, it’s because you are using Oracle 😉

cheers!

Employee Directory in Oracle HRMS


Today I am going to talk about a not-so-popular and less known feature of Oracle HRMS. Its called the employee directory.

Well, as the name suggest, Employee Directory is a directory of all employees of any organization. Employee Directory provides a webbased frontend that helps search any employee in the organization. It allows to browse through the organizational hierarchy, check who’s who in the company, who reports to whom and how many people report to a manager….lot of information, on one page.

Its a great tool. One of the coolest feature is the employee picture. The picture that you load on employee form in Oracle HRMS – is visible here on the webpage in employee directory.

Recently at a client i implemented employee directory. Here are the quick steps to make it work:

1. Add a new menu to Employee Self Service (assuming you want this feature available to all employees).

2. Menu Item Name : Employee Directory
3. Function User Name: Simple Search
4. Function Name: HR_EMPDIR_SIMPLE_SEARCH
5. Description: Employee Directory Simple Search

Navigation to do this:

  1. Goto Applications à Menu
  2. Query for “Employee Self Service” in User Menu Name.
  3. Scroll all the way to end and add one more line.
  4. Prompt “Employee Directory”, Function “Simple Search”
  5. It will provide multiple options for “Simple Search” – select the “Employee Directory Simple Search” option.
  6. Save

Try this…and probably some time soon, i’ll also put together something to tell you how to upload bulk of Employee pictures in Oracle HRMS.

Have fun with oracle! Have fun at knoworacle!

Hire to Retire Process Diagram (PDF)


Hey Friends,

I just posted a PDF version of Hire To Retire process diagram at  Logicwala. Go grab your copy Here.

The Hire-to-retire process below mentions some of the major pieces in the puzzle that will help you understand how an HR system integrates to do various operations and what important processes are part of the HR suite of applications.

also, let me know if i missed something, and will amend it for u.

Hope this helps!