Contract Staff and Other Non-standard Assignments
It is common to find individuals working within an enterprise who do not fit into the general definition of work structures. For example, you may have agency or contract staff working temporarily to cover a vacancy, or you may have external contract staff working as part of a project team.
The way in which you record information for these individuals depends on how you manage them:
- You can treat the assignment for this type of employee in exactly the same way as any regular employee.
- Alternatively, you could set up a different person type to distinguish this type of employee.
- You could define your own types of employment category to distinguish different ways of working at the assignment level.
However, you might decide that the person does not work in a predefined role, but is simply working in a particular organization for a set period of time. To do this you would assign the employee to an organization only, and focus on the other assignment information for further information.
- You could define and use your own assignment statuses to identify different ways of working in a particular job or position.
Attention: A basic rule in Oracle HRMS is that an employee must have an assignment. The minimum work structure required for an assignment is the Business Group.