Sunday, 15 October 2017

FUSION HCM : GLOSSERY

FUSION HCM : TERMINOLOGY

Absence Case
A grouping of related absences that result from the same cause used for reporting purposes.

Absence Category
A group of related absence types for reporting purposes.

Action Reason
Action reasons provide further explanation to actions, for example, an action of transfer could have reasons such as reorganization or career progression.
                                     or
A specific cause of absence that can be selected during absence recording.

Absence pattern
Predefined rules related to common usages of absences that you must use as a starting point to create an absence type.
Absence plan
A benefit that entitles workers to accrue time for the purpose of taking leave and receiving payments during absence periods.
Absence type
A grouping of absences, such as illness or personal business that is used for reporting, accrual, and compensation
calculations.
Accrual absence plan

A benefit that entitles workers to accrue time for the purpose of taking leave.
assignment statement
A statement that formulas use to set a value for a local variable.

Band
A specified range of values. Example: An age band defines a range of ages, such as 25 to 30, used to determine a person's
eligibility.
Benefits object hierarchy
A structure that enables efficient management of benefits that share similar attributes. The four object types used to structure benefits offerings are programs, plan types, plans, and options.
Benefits offering
Any of an organization's nonsalary components of employee benefits packages, such as health, savings, life insurance,
recreation, goods, or services.
Calendar event

A period that signifies an event, such as a public holiday or a training course, that impacts worker availability

Annualization Factor
Multiplication factor used to convert base salary to an annualized amount

Assignment
A set of information, including job, position, pay, compensation, managers, working hours, and work location, that defines a worker's or nonworker's role in a legal employer.

Balance Dimension
The scope of a balance value, such as the period of time over which it accumulates, and whether it relates to an assignment, terms, or a payroll relationship.

Ceiling step
Highest step within a grade that a worker may progress to.
date-effective object
An object with a change history. Professional users can retrieve the object as of a current, past, or future date.

Derived factor
Calculated eligibility criterion that changes over time, such as age or length of service.

Extensible flexfield
Customizable expansion space used to capture multiple sets of information within a context or multiple contexts. Some
extensible flexfields let you group contexts into categories.

Fast formula
A simple way to write formulas using English words and basic mathematical functions. Formulas are generic expressions of calculations or comparisons that repeat with different input values.

Flexfield
A flexible data field that you can customize to contain one or more segments or store additional information. Each segment has a value and a meaning.

Flexfield segment
An extensible data field that represents an attribute and captures a value corresponding to a predefined, single extension column in the database. A segment appears globally or based on a context of other captured information.

Grade
A component of the employment model that defines the level of compensation for a worker.

Job
A generic role that is independent of any single department or location. For example, the jobs Manager and Consultant can occur in many departments.

Key flexfield
Configurable flexfield comprising multiple parts or segments, each of which has a meaning either individually or in combination with other segments. Examples of key flexfields are part numbers, asset category, and accounts in the chart of accounts.

Legislation
The base definition that governs certain rules so that Oracle Global Human Resources can perform differently for
different countries and territories in order to meet statutory requirements. Can be predefined by Oracle or defined during

implementation using the Manage Legislations for Human Resources task.

Descriptive flexfield
Customizable expansion space, such as fields used to capture additional descriptive information or attributes about an entity,such as a customer case. You may configure information collection and storage based on the context.

Determinant
A value that specifies the use of a reference data set in a particular business context.

Effective as-of date
A date used for filtering search results for date-effective objects. For objects that match the search criteria, the search results include the physical record in effect on the specified date.

Effective end date
For a date-effective object, the end date of a physical record in the object's history. A physical record is available to
transactions between its effective start and end dates.

Effective start date
For a date-effective object, the start date of a physical record in the object's history. A physical record is available to
transactions between its effective start and end dates.

Element
Component in the calculation of a person's pay. An element may represent a compensation or benefit type, such as salary,wages, stock purchase plans, pension contributions, and medical insurance.

Element classification
Provides various element controls, such as the processing order, balances feeds, costing, and taxation. Oracle predefines primary element classifications and some secondary classifications. You can create other secondary classifications.

Eligibility profile
A user-defined set of criteria used to determine whether a person qualifies for a benefits offering, variable rate or coverage,compensation plan, checklist task, or other object for which eligibility must be established.

Balance Feed
Input value from an element, or all elements in a classification, that adds to, or subtracts from, a balance.

Reference data set
Contains reference data that can be shared across a number of business units or other determinant types. A set supports
common administration of that reference data.

Regional area
The collapsible region in the work area that lets you control what's in the local area, for example by selecting a task or running a search.

salary basis
Characterizes worker's base pay. Identifies payroll details used to pay base earnings, period of time pay is quoted, factor used to annualize base pay, components used to itemize adjustments into different reasons, and grade rate used for salary validation.

Set enabled
A property that describes entities that an organization shares as reference data. For example, you can indicate a lookup,
customer, location, or document attachment as set enabled.

User-defined criteria
Custom factors used to determine eligibility for objects such as benefits offerings and rates.

Value set
A set of valid values against which values entered by an end user are validated. The set may be tree structured (hierarchical).

Work relationship
An association between a person and a legal employer, where the worker type determines whether the relationship is a nonworker, contingent worker, or employee work relationship.

Work schedule exception

An event that impacts the normal working pattern in a work schedule.

Business Unit
A unit of an enterprise that performs one or many business functions that can be rolled up in a management hierarchy.

Calculation Card
Captures values required for payroll calculations for some earnings and deductions, such as absence payments and involuntary deductions. For some countries, you can also create various types of cards to hold default values for tax reporting units or payroll statutory units.

Compa-Ratio
Salary as a percentage of salary range midpoint. 100 denotes salary at midpoint.

Content Item
An individual quality, skill, or qualification within a content type that you track in profiles.

Cost Hierarchy
The ordering of the levels at which a value for a payroll costing account segment is available for entry. The application builds each segment of the account number by checking levels of the hierarchy. For example, to build the suspense or default account number, the application checks the department and payroll levels. For the cost account number, it starts with the element entry level and continues to the payroll level until it finds a value. For the offset account, it checks only the element level.

Date-Effective Object
An object with a change history. Professional users can retrieve the object as of a current, past, or future date.

Descriptive Flexfield
Customizable expansion space, such as fields used to capture additional descriptive information or attributes about an entity, such as a customer case. You may configure information collection and storage based on the context.

Logical record
One or more physical records that constitute a date-effective object.

Lookup code
An option available within a lookup type, such as the lookup code BLUE within the lookup type COLORS.

Lookup type
The label for a static list that has lookup codes as its values.

Offering
A comprehensive grouping of business functions, such as Sales or Product Management, that is delivered as a unit to
support one or more business processes.

Panel tab
A tab on the right side of the page that slides out when you open it. Each panel tab has an icon as the tab label.

Payroll relationship
Defines an association between a person and a payroll statutory unit based on payroll calculation and reporting requirements.

Personal payment method
Method of payment to a person for a particular payroll. When an administrator assigns a person to a new payroll, payments
are made using the default organization payment method for the new payroll until a personal payment method exists.

Physical record
A single record, with effective start and end dates, in the history of a date-effective object. Each physical record is a row in a database table.

Position
A specific occurrence of one job that is fixed within one department. It is also often restricted to one location. For example,
the position Finance Manager is an instance of the job Manager in the Finance Department.

Primary work schedule
Schedule that the application uses to determine the worker's availability.

Profile option
User preferences and system configuration options that users can configure to control application behavior at different levels of an enterprise.

Qualification absence plan

A benefit that entitles workers to paid leave time as a result of an event, such as childbirth, illness, or injury.

Development Goal
A goal that is geared toward facilitating the career growth of individuals so that they can perform better in their current job or prepare themselves for advancement.

Division
A business-oriented subdivision within an enterprise. Each division is organized to deliver products and services or address different markets.

Document Category
A high level grouping of person documents such as visas, licenses, and medical certificates. Document subcategories provide further grouping of document categories.

Document Type
A categorization of person documents that provides a set of options to control what document information to retain, who can access the documents, whether the documents require approval, and whether the documents are subject to expiry. A document type exists for a combination of document category and subcategory.

Effective End Date
For a date-effective object, the end date of a physical record in the object's history. A physical record is available to transactions between its effective start and end dates.

Effective Sequence Number
A number that identifies the order of changes made to a date-effective object in one day. On any day, the physical record with the highest number is the current record.

Effective Start Date
For a date-effective object, the start date of a physical record in the object's history. A physical record is available to transactions between its effective start and end dates.

Element
Component in the calculation of a person's pay. An element may represent a compensation or benefit type, such as salary, wages, stock purchase plans, pension contributions, and medical insurance.

Element Entry
The record controlling an employee's receipt of an element, including the period of time for which the employee receives the element and its value.

Eligibility Profile
A user-defined set of criteria used to determine whether a person qualifies for a benefits offering, variable rate or coverage, compensation plan, checklist task, or other object for which eligibility must be established.

Extensible Flexfield
Customizable expansion space used to capture multiple sets of information within a context or multiple contexts. Some extensible flexfields let you group contexts into categories.
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Fast Formula
A simple way to write formulas using English words and basic mathematical functions. Formulas are generic expressions of calculations or comparisons that repeat with different input values.

Flexfield
A flexible data field that you can customize to contain one or more segments or store additional information. Each segment has a value and a meaning.

Flexfield Segment
An extensible data field that represents an attribute and captures a value corresponding to a predefined, single extension column in the database. A segment appears globally or based on a context of other captured information.

Flow
An occurrence of a flow pattern that you manage from a payroll work area or from the Data Exchange work area using the View Extracts task. The data security for your role determines which flows you can submit and access.

Flow Checklist
A sequence of automatic and manual flow tasks grouped into activities, such as extract reports and processes, or tasks related to payroll processing. Submitting a flow generates a checklist that you use to monitor the flow and manage its tasks.

Flow Pattern
A series of tasks performed in a predefined order, which are grouped into activities, such as extract reports and processes, or tasks that cover a phase of the payroll process. The flow pattern is used to generate a flow, which you can manage from its checklist.

Flow Task
A process or report, or manual task such as verifying results. A flow pattern can include more than one flow task.

FTE
Abbreviation for full-time equivalent, such as .5 for half-time work.

Global Name
A person's name in a format and language that can be understood throughout a multinational enterprise.

Global Transfer
The transfer of a person to another legal employer.

Globals
Store values that are constant over a period of time. You can reference them in several formulas. Examples include the name of a rate, a specific date, or a company term.

Goal Plan
A collection of performance goals that are grouped by common characteristics, such as a specified time frame or a particular department that must work on them.

Goal Plan Set
One or more performance goal plans that you assign as a group to a population set.

Grade
A component of the employment model that defines the level of compensation for a worker.

Grade Ladder
A hierarchy used to group grades and define their sequence.

Grade Rate
Used to define pay values for grades in a legislative data group.

Grade Step
A level of increment within a grade.

HCM Data Loader data set
A set of data supplied together in either compressed data (.dat) files or a spreadsheet to be uploaded to Oracle HCM Cloud.

HR
Abbreviation for human resource.

Job
A generic role that is independent of any single department or location. For example, the jobs Manager and Consultant can occur in many departments.

Job Family
A group of jobs having different but related functions, qualifications, and titles. For example, you may group a trust analyst and an operations analyst into the Analyst job family.

Job Role
A role, such as an accounts payable manager or application implementation consultant, that usually identifies and aggregates the duties or responsibilities that make up the job.

LDAP
Abbreviation for Lightweight Directory Access Protocol.

Legal Employer
A legal entity that employs people.

Legislative Data Group
A means of partitioning payroll and related data. At least one legislative data group is required for each country where the enterprise operates. Each legislative data group is associated with one or more payroll statutory units.

Local Name
A person's name in a format and language that are readily understood by users in a single country but that may not be understood throughout a multinational enterprise.

Lookup Code
An option available within a lookup type, such as the lookup code BLUE within the lookup type COLORS.

Lookup Type
The label for a static list that has lookup codes as its values.

Object Group
User-defined set of elements or people that restrict the items you want to include in various processes and reports.

Organization Goal
A performance goal that specifies the overall objectives of the organization.

Payroll Batch Loader
An integrated Microsoft Excel workbook loader that helps you enter data more easily into HCM tables. Used for entering balances, balance groups, elements, element entries, payroll definitions, assigned payrolls, bank information for personal payment methods, formula global values, and user-defined tables.

Payroll Statutory Unit
A legal entity registered to report payroll tax and social insurance. A legal employer can also be a payroll statutory unit, but a payroll statutory unit can represent multiple legal employers.

Performance Goal
A results-oriented goal, often using specific targets, to assess the level of a worker's achievement.

Person Number
A person ID that is unique in the enterprise, allocated automatically or manually, and valid throughout the enterprise for all of a person's work and person-to-person relationships.

Person Type
A subcategory of a system person type, which the enterprise can define. Person type is specified for a person at the assignment level.

Position
A specific occurrence of one job that is fixed within one department. It is also often restricted to one location. For example, the position Finance Manager is an instance of the job Manager in the Finance Department.

Quartile
Salary range divided into four equal parts. Quartile 1 is the lowest.

Quintile
Salary range divided into five equal parts. Quintile 1 is the lowest.

Reference Data Set
Contains reference data that can be shared across a number of business units or other determinant types. A set supports common administration of that reference data.

Role Mapping
A relationship between one or more roles and one or more assignment conditions. Users with at least one assignment that matches the conditions qualify for the associated roles.

Role Provisioning
The automatic or manual allocation of a role to a user.

Salary Basis
Defines validation and payroll details for worker base pay. It identifies the currency and period of the quoted base pay and the factor used to annualize base pay. It optionally identifies components or rates used to itemize salary adjustments and the grade rate used to validate salary.

Salary Component
Change reasons that enable itemization of salary adjustments by entering amounts or percentages for one or more components, such as merit or cost of living adjustment.

Set
Classified and grouped reference data that organizational entities share.

Stage Table
An intermediate table to which records are loaded from a spreadsheet or file and where some validation occurs.

Tree Node
One of the branching points in a tree structure. It corresponds to a primary key in the view object of data.

Tree Version
An instance of a tree that includes life cycle elements such as start and end dates, and indicates whether the tree is active. If a tree is associated with a reference data set, all tree versions belong to one set.

URL
Abbreviation for Uniform Resource Locator.

User-Defined Table
Structure of rows and columns that maintains date effective lists of values. Tables store values as cells for specific row and column combinations.

Work Relationship
An association between a person and a legal employer, where the worker type determines whether the relationship is a nonworker, contingent worker, or employee work relationship.

XML

Abbreviation for Extensible Markup Language.

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