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Oracle Human Resources Management Systems Workforce Sourcing, Deployment, and Talent Management Guide (Australia)
Release 12.1
Part Number E13543-08
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HRMS Glossary

HRMS Glossary

360-Degree Appraisal
Part of the Performance Management Appraisal function and also known as a Group Appraisal. This is an employee appraisal undertaken by managers with participation by reviewers.

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Absence
A period of time in which an employee performs no work for the assigned organization.
Absence Case
Two or more absences for the same person that you associate manually because they share a common factor, such as the same underlying cause.
Absence Type
Category of absence, such as medical leave or vacation leave, that you define for use in absence windows.
Accrual
The recognized amount of leave credited to an employee which is accumulated for a particular period.
Accrual Band
A range of values that determines how much paid time off an employee accrues. The values may be years of service, grades, hours worked, or any other factor.
Accrual Period
The unit of time, within an accrual term, in which PTO is accrued. In many plans, the same amount of time is accrued in each accrual period, such as two days per month. In other plans, the amount accrued varies from period to period, or the entitlement for the full accrual term is given as an up front amount at the beginning of the accrual term.
Accrual Plan
See: PTO Accrual Plan
Accrual Term
The period, such as one year, for which accruals are calculated. In most accrual plans, unused PTO accruals must be carried over or lost at the end of the accrual term. Other plans have a rolling accrual term which is of a certain duration but has no fixed start and end dates.
Action
In AME, an Action is the Then part of an Approval Rule that specifies how the application must progress a transaction's approval process in a particular way depending on the conditions met.See: Approval Rule.
Action Type
In AME, an action type is the generic container for specific actions. It enables you to specify the action to take if a transaction meets the condition of an approval rule. The action type, thus, generates the appropriate approvers for a transaction. As an AME administrator you can make particular action types available for specified transaction types. See: Transaction Types.
Active Employee
DBI for HRMS counts an employee as active if they have a current period of service at the effective dateIf an employee is suspended, DBI for HRMS still counts them as active.DBI for HRMS also uses the term Incumbent to refer to an active employee.
Active Contingent Worker
DBI for HRMS counts a contingent worker as active if they have a current period of placement at the effective date.If a contingent worker is suspended, DBI for HRMS still counts them as active. DBI for HRMS also uses the term Incumbent to refer to an active contingent worker.
Activity Rate
The monetary amount or percentage associated with an activity, such as $12.35 per pay period as an employee payroll contribution for medical coverage. Activity rates can apply to participation, eligibility, coverages, contributions, and distributions.
Actual Premium
The per-participant premium an insurance carrier charges the plan sponsor for a given benefit.
Administrative Enrollment
A type of scheduled enrollment caused by a change in plan terms or conditions and resulting in a re-enrollment.
AdvancePay
A process that recalculates the amount to pay an employee in the current period, to make an authorized early payment of amounts that would normally be paid in future payroll periods.
Agency
An external organization that assists an enterprise in their recruitment process. Agencies act on behalf of the candidates to help them search and apply for jobs. They provide candidates to the fill up job openings in an enterprise or sometimes handle the complete placement process for a vacancy.
Agency Candidate
An agency candidate is a person whose profile is created in iRecruitment by a recruiting agency. This profile includes personal and professional information.
Agency User
An external person who belongs to a recruiting agency and accesses iRecruitment to conduct recruiting activities such as creating candidates and applying on behalf of the candidates.
Alert
An email notification that you can set up and define to send a recipient or group of recipients a reminder or warning to perform a certain task or simply a notification to inform the recipient of any important information.
Align
To define a relationship between objectives. Workers can align their own objectives with objectives that other workers have shared with them. Aligned objectives are also known as supporting objectives.
AME
Oracle Approvals Management Engine. A highly extensible approvals rules engine that enables organizations implementing Oracle Applications to simply and effectively define business rules that determine who must approve a transaction originating within an application. You can devise simple or complex rules, as your organization requires, which then form part of your overall business flow. A central repository holds all the rules to facilitate management and sharing between business processes.
API
Application Programmatic Interfaces, used to upload data to the Oracle Applications database. APIs handle error checking and ensure that invalid data is not uploaded to the database.
Applicant
An applicant is a person who submits an application for employment to an organization.
Applicability
In HRMS budgeting, a term describing whether a budget reallocation rule pertains to donors or receivers.
Applicant/Candidate Matching Criteria
Matching functionality in the iRecruitment system that systematically identifies which candidates and applicants possess the skills, knowledge and abilities to be considered for a specific vacancy. The following columns are used for matching:
Apply for a Job
An SSHR function that enables an employee to, apply, search and prepare applications for an internally advertised vacancy.
Appraisal
An appraisal is a process where an employee's work performance is rated and future objectives set.
See also: Assessment.
Appraisee
The person who is the subject of an appraisal.
Appraiser
A person, usually a manager, who appraises an employee.
Appraising Manager
The person who initiates and performs an Employee-Manager or 360 Degree Appraisal. An appraising manager can create appraisal objectives.
Approval Rule
In AME, a business rule that determines a transaction's approval process. You construct rules using conditions and actions. For example, you can write a business rule with the conditions that if the total cost of a transaction is less than 1000 USD, and the transaction is for travel expenses, then the action must be to obtain approval from the immediate supervisor of the person triggering the transaction.See also Conditions, Actions.
Approver Groups
In AME, an approver group is a collection of approvers you define, which you can include as part of actions when you set up your approval rules.
Arrestment
Scottish court order made out for unpaid debts or maintenance payments.
See also: Court Order
Assessment
An information gathering exercise, from one or many sources, to evaluate a person's ability to do a job.
See also: Appraisal.
Assignment
A worker's assignment identifies their role within a business group. The assignment is made up of a number of assignment components. Of these, organization is mandatory, and payroll is required (for employees only) for payment purposes.
Assignment Number
A number that uniquely identifies a worker's assignment. A worker with multiple assignments has multiple assignment numbers.
Assignment Rate
A monetary value paid to a contingent worker for a specified period of time. For example, an assignment rate could be an hourly overtime rate of $10.50.
Assignment Set
A grouping of employees and applicants that you define for running QuickPaint reports and processing payrolls.
See also: QuickPaint Report
Assignment Status
For workers, used to track their permanent or temporary departures from your enterprise and, for employees only, to control the remuneration they receive. For applicants, used to track the progress of their applications.
Attribute
In AME, attributes are the business facts of a transaction, such as the total amount of a transaction, percentage of a discount, an item's category, or a person's salary and so on. These business variables form part of the conditions of an approval rule, and determine how the transaction must progress for approvals.
Authoria
A provider of health insurance and compensation information, that provides additional information about benefits choices.

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BACS
Banks Automated Clearing System. This is the UK system for making direct deposit payments to employees.
Balance Adjustment
A correction you make to a balance. You can adjust user balances and assignment level predefined balances only.
Balance Dimension
The period for which a balance sums its balance feeds, or the set of assignments/transactions for which it sums them. There are five time dimensions: Run, Period, Quarter, Year and User. You can choose any reset point for user balances.
Balance Feeds
These are the input values of matching units of measure of any elements defined to feed the balance.
Balances
Positive or negative accumulations of values over periods of time normally generated by payroll runs. A balance can sum pay values, time periods or numbers.
See also: Predefined Components
Bargaining Unit
A bargaining unit is a legally organized group of people which have the right to negotiate on all aspects of terms and conditions with employers or employer federations. A bargaining unit is generally a trade union or a branch of a trade union.
Base Summary
A database table that holds the lowest level of summary. Summary tables are populated and maintained by user-written concurrent programs.
Beneficiary
A person or organization designated to receive the benefits from a benefit plan upon the death of the insured.
Benefit
Any part of an employee's remuneration package that is not pay. Vacation time, employer-paid medical insurance and stock options are all examples of benefits.
See also: Elements
Block
The largest subordinate unit of a window, containing information for a specific business function or entity. Every window consists of at least one block. Blocks contain fields and, optionally, regions. They are delineated by a bevelled edge. You must save your entries in one block before navigating to the next.
See also: Region, Field
Budget Measurement Type (BMT)
A subset of Workforce Measurement Type. It consists of a number of different units used to measure the workforce. The most common units are headcount and full time equivalent.
Budget Value
In Oracle Human Resources you can enter staffing budget values and actual values for each assignment to measure variances between actual and planned staffing levels in an organization or hierarchy.
Business Group
The business group represents a country in which your enterprise operates. It enables you to group and manage data in accordance with the rules and reporting requirements of each country, and to control access to data.
Business Group Currency
The currency in which Oracle Payroll performs all payroll calculations for your Business Group. If you pay employees in different currencies to this, Oracle Payroll calculates the amounts based on exchange rates defined in the system.
Business Number (BN)
In Canada, this is the employer's account number with Revenue Canada. Consisting of 15 digits, the first 9 identify the employer, the next 2 identify the type of tax account involved (payroll vs. corporate tax), and the last 4 identify the particular account for that tax.
Business Rule
See Configurable Business Rules

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Cafeteria Benefits Plan
See: Flexible Benefits Program
Calendar Exceptions
If you are using the Statutory Absence Payments (UK) feature, you define calendar exceptions for an SSP qualifying pattern, to override the pattern on given days. Each calendar exception is another pattern which overrides the usual pattern.
Calendars
In Oracle Human Resources you define calendars that determine the start and end dates for budgetary years, quarters and periods. For each calendar you select a basic period type. If you are using the Statutory Absence Payments (UK) feature, you define calendars to determine the start date and time for SSP qualifying patterns.
Canada/Quebec Pension Plan (CPP/QPP) Contributions
Contributions paid by employers and employees to each of these plans provide income benefits upon retirement.
Candidate
(iRecruitment) A candidate is a person who has either directly provided their personal and professional information to a company's job site or provided their resume and details to a manager or recruiter for entering in the iRecruitment system.
Candidate Offers
An SSHR function used by a line manager to offer a job to a candidate. This function is supplied with its own responsibility.
Career Path
This shows a possible progression from one job or position from any number of other jobs or positions within the Business Group. A career path must be based on either job progression or position progression; you cannot mix the two.
Carry Over
The amount of unused paid time off entitlement an employee brings forward from one accrual term to the next. It may be subject to an expiry date i.e. a date by which it must be used or lost.
See also: Residual
Cascade
A process managers at each level in a hierarchy use to allocate their own objectives to workers who report directly to them. This technique enables the allocation of enterprise objectives in some form to all workers.
Cash Analysis
A specification of the different currency denominations required for paying your employees in cash. Union contracts may require you to follow certain cash analysis rules.
Ceiling
The maximum amount of unused paid time off an employee can have in an accrual plan. When an employee reaches this maximum, he or she must use some accrued time before any more time will accrue.
Certification
Documentation required to enroll or change elections in a benefits plan as the result of a life event, to waive participation in a plan, to designate dependents for coverage, or to receive reimbursement for goods or services under an FSA.
Chief HR Officer
In DBI for HRMS the Chief HR Officer is the chief executive of the enterprise who can view the HR data at an enterprise-level.
Child/Family Support Payments
In Canada, these are payments withheld from an employee's compensation to satisfy a child or family support order from a Provincial Court. The employer is responsible for withholding and remitting the payments to the court named in the order.
Collective Agreement
A collective agreement is a form of contract between an employer or employer representative, for example, an employer federation, and a bargaining unit for example, a union or a union branch.
Collective Agreement Grade
Combination of information that allows you to determine how an employee is ranked or graded in a collective agreement.
Communications
Benefits plan information that is presented in some form to participants. Examples include a pre-enrollment package, an enrollment confirmation statement, or a notice of default enrollment.
Compensation
The pay you give to employees, including wages or salary, and bonuses.
See also: Elements
Compensation Category
A group of compensation items. Compensation Categories determine the type of compensation that you award under a plan.
Compensation Object
For Standard and Advanced Benefits, compensation objects define, categorize, and help to manage the benefit plans that are offered to eligible participants. Compensation objects include programs, plan types, plans, options, and combinations of these entities.
Competency
Any measurable behavior required by an organization, job or position that a person may demonstrate in the work context. A competency can be a piece of knowledge, a skill, an attitude, or an attribute.
See also: Unit Standard Competency
Competency Assessment Template
The entity that configures the Competencies section of an appraisal.
See also: Objective Assessment Template
Competency Evaluation
A method used to measure an employees ability to do a defined job.
Competency Profile
Where you record applicant and employee accomplishments, for example, proficiency in a competency.
Competency Requirements
Competencies required by an organization, job or position.
See also: Competency, Core Competencies
Competency Type
A group of related competencies.
Condition
In AME, a Condition is the If part of an Approval Rule that specifies the conditions a transaction must meet to trigger an approval action. A condition consists of an attribute, which is a business variable, and a set of attribute values that you can define. When a transaction meets the specified attribute values, then the application triggers the appropriate action.See: Approval Rule.
Configurable Business Rule
In HRMS position control and budgeting, predefined routines (also called process rules) that run when you apply an online transaction, and validate proposed changes to positions, budgets, or assignments. You set their default status level (typically Warning) to Warning, Ignore, or Error.
Configurable Forms
Forms that your system administrator can modify for ease of use or security purposes by means of Custom Form restrictions. The Form Customization window lists the forms and their methods of configuration.
Consideration
(iRecruitment) Consideration means that a decision is registered about a person in relation to a vacancy so that the person can be contacted.
Consolidation Set
A grouping of payroll runs within the same time period for which you can schedule reporting, costing, and post-run processing.
Contact
A person who has a relationship to an employee that you want to record. Contacts can be dependents, relatives, partners or persons to contact in an emergency.
Content
When you create a spreadsheet or word processing document using Web ADI, the content identifies the data in the document. Content is usually downloaded from the Oracle application database.
Contingent Worker
A worker who does not have a direct employment relationship with an enterprise and is typically a self-employed individual or an agency-supplied worker. The contingent worker is not paid via Oracle Payroll.
Contract
A contract of employment is an agreement between an employer and employee or potential employee that defines the fundamental legal relationship between an employing organization and a person who offers his or her services for hire. The employment contract defines the terms and conditions to which both parties agree and those that are covered by local laws.
Contribution
An employer's or employee's monetary or other contribution to a benefits plan.
Core Competencies
Also known as Leadership Competencies or Management Competencies. The competencies required by every person to enable the enterprise to meet its goals.
See also: Competency
Costable Type
A feature that determines the processing an element receives for accounting and costing purposes. There are four costable types in Oracle HRMS: costed, distributed costing, fixed costing, and not costed.
Costing
Recording the costs of an assignment for accounting or reporting purposes. Using Oracle Payroll, you can calculate and transfer costing information to your general ledger and into systems for project management or labor distribution.
Court Order
A ruling from a court that requires an employer to make deductions from an employee's salary for maintenance payments or debts, and to pay the sums deducted to a court or local authority.
See also: Arrestment
Credit
A part of the Qualifications Framework. The value a national qualifications authority assigns to a unit standard competence or a qualification. For example, one credit may represent 10 hours of study, a unit standard competence may equate to 5 credits, and a qualification may equate to 30 credits.
Criteria Salary Rate
Variable rate of pay for a grade, or grade step. Used by Grade/Step Progression.
Current Period of Service
An employee's period of service is current if their most recent hire date is on or before the effective date, and either the employee does not have a termination date for their latest employment, or their termination date is later than the effective date.The table below provides an example using an effective date of 12 October 2004:
Effective Date Hire Date Termination Date Current Period of Service?
12 Oct 2004 23 Jan 1994 16 Aug 2003 No
12 Oct 2004 14 Oct 2004 ANY No
12 Oct 2004 14 Mar 2000 NONE Yes
12 Oct 2004 11 Sep 2001 15 Oct 2004 Yes

Note: In Oracle HRMS an employee cannot transfer from one business group to another. To move from one business group to another, the business group they are leaving must terminate the employee, and the business group they are joining must re-hire the employee. Therefore the definition of period of service, above, does not take account of any service prior to the most recent business group transfer.

Current Period of Placement
A contingent worker's period of placement is current if their most recent placement start date is on or before the effective date, and either the contingent worker does not have a placement end date for their latest placement or their placement end date is later than the effective date.
Effective Date Place Date End Placement Date Current Period of Placement?
12 Oct 2004 23 Jan 1994 16 Aug 2003 No
12 Oct 2004 14 Oct 2004 ANY No
12 Oct 2004 14 Mar 2000 NONE Yes
12 Oct 2004 11 Sep 2001 15 Oct 2004 Yes

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Database Item
An item of information in Oracle HRMS that has special programming attached, enabling Oracle FastFormula to locate and retrieve it for use in formulas.
Date Earned
The date the payroll run uses to determine which element entries to process. In North America (and typically elsewhere too) it is the last day of the payroll period being processed.
Date Paid
The effective date of a payroll run. Date paid dictates which tax rules apply and which tax period or tax year deductions are reported.
Date To and Date From
These fields are used in windows not subject to DateTrack. The period you enter in these fields remains fixed until you change the values in either field.
See also: DateTrack, Effective Date
DateTrack
When you change your effective date (either to past or future), DateTrack enables you to enter information that takes effect on your new effective date, and to review information as of the new date.
See also: Effective Date
Default Postings
(iRecruitment) Default text stored against business groups, organizations, jobs, and/or positions. The default postings are used to create job postings for a vacancy.
Department
In DBI for HRMS, the term Department has the same meaning as Organization.
Dependent
In a benefit plan, a person with a proven relationship to the primary participant whom the participant designates to receive coverage based on the terms of the plan.
Deployment
The temporary or permanent employment of an employee in a business group.
See also: Secondment
Deployment Factors
See: Work Choices
Deployment Proposal
The entity that controls the permanent transfer or temporary secondment of an employee from a source business group to a destination business group. The HR Professional in the destination business group creates the deployment proposal using the Global Deployments function.
Derived Factor
A factor (such as age, percent of fulltime employment, length of service, compensation level, or the number of hours worked per period) that is used in calculations to determine Participation Eligibility or Activity Rates for one or more benefits.
Descriptive Flexfield
A field that your organization can configure to capture additional information required by your business but not otherwise tracked by Oracle Applications.
See also: Key Flexfield
Deviation
A change to the standard approver list is a deviation.
Developer Descriptive Flexfield
A flexfield defined by your localization team to meet the specific legislative and reporting needs of your country.
See also: Extra Information Types
Direct Deposit
The electronic transfer of an employee's net pay directly into the account(s) designated by the employee.
Discoverer Workbook
A grouping of worksheets. Each worksheet is one report.
Discoverer Worksheet
A single report within a workbook. A report displays the values of predefined criteria for analysis.
Distribution
Monetary payments made from, or hours off from work as allowed by, a compensation or benefits plan.
Download
The process of transferring data from the Oracle HRMS application to your desktop (the original data remains in the application database).

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Effective Date
The date for which you are entering and viewing information. You set your effective date in the Alter Effective Date window.
See also: DateTrack
EIT
See: Extra Information Type
Electability
The process which determines whether a potential benefits participant, who has satisfied the eligibility rules governing a program, plan, or option in a plan, is able to elect benefits. Participants who are eligible for benefits do not always have electable benefit choices based on the rules established in a benefit plan design.
Element Classifications
These control the order in which elements are processed and the balances they feed. Primary element classifications and some secondary classifications are predefined by Oracle Payroll. Other secondary classifications can be created by users.
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.
See also: Recurring Elements, Nonrecurring Elements
Element Link
The association of an element to one or more components of an employee assignment. The link establishes employee eligibility for that element. Employees whose assignment components match the components of the link are eligible for the element.
See also: Standard Link
Elements
Components in the calculation of employee pay. Each element represents a compensation or benefit type, such as salary, wages, stock purchase plans, and pension contributions.
Element Set
A group of elements that you define to process in a payroll run, or to control access to compensation information from a configured form, or for distributing costs.
Eligibility
The process by which a potential benefits participant satisfies the rules governing whether a person can ever enroll in a program, plan, or option in a plan. A participant who is eligible for benefits must also satisfy electability requirements.
Eligibility Profile
A set of eligibility criteria grouped together. Eligibility profiles help determine eligibility for compensation and benefits and are re-usable. Eligibility profiles can be linked to a compensation object (such as a program, plan, or option), a collective agreement, a grade ladder, or a work schedule to restrict eligibility for these.
Employee
A worker who has a direct employment relationship with the employer. Employees are typically paid compensation and benefits via the employer's payroll application.Employees have a system person type of Employee and one or more assignments with an assignment type of Employee.
Employee Histories
An SSHR function for an employee to view their Learning History, Job Application History, Employment History, Absence History, or Salary History. A manager can also use this function to view information on their direct reports.
Employment Category
A component of the employee assignment. Four categories are defined: Full Time - Regular, Full Time - Temporary, Part Time - Regular, and Part Time - Temporary.
Employment Equity Occupational Groups (EEOG)
In Canada, the Employment Equity Occupational Groups (EEOG) consist of 14 classifications of work used in the Employment Equity Report. The EEOGs were derived from the National Occupational Classification system.
Employment Insurance (EI)
Benefit plan run by the federal government to which the majority of Canadian employers and employees must contribute.
End Placement Date
DBI for HRMS uses this term to specifically refer to the contingent worker's most recent placement end date prior to the effective date.
Employment Insurance Rate
In Canada, this is the rate at which the employer contributes to the EI fund. The rate is expressed as a percentage of the employee's contribution. If the employer maintains an approved wage loss replacement program, they can reduce their share of EI premiums by obtaining a reduced contribution rate. Employers would remit payroll deductions under a different employer account number for employees covered by the plan.
Enrollment Action Type
Any action required to complete enrollment or de-enrollment in a benefit.
Entitlement
In Australia, this is all unused leave from the previous year that remains to the credit of the employee.
ESS
Employee Self Service. A predefined SSHR responsibility.
Event
An activity such as a training day, review, or meeting, for employees or applicants. Known as class in OLM.
Ex-Applicant
Someone who has previously applied for a vacancy or multiple vacancies, but all applications have ended, either because the applicant has withdrawn interest or they have been rejected. Ex-Applicants can still be registered users.
Expected Week of Childbirth (EWC)
In the UK, this is the week in which an employee's baby is due. The Sunday of the expected week of childbirth is used in the calculations for Statutory Maternity Pay (SMP).
Extra Information Type (EIT)
A type of developer descriptive flexfield that enables you to create an unlimited number of information types for six key areas in Oracle HRMS. Localization teams may also predefine some EITs to meet the specific legislative requirements of your country.
See also: Developer Descriptive Flexfield

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Field
A view or entry area in a window where you enter, view, update, or delete information.
See also: Block, Region
Flex Credit
A unit of "purchasing power" in a flexible benefits program. An employee uses flex credits, typically expressed in monetary terms, to "purchase" benefits plans and/or levels of coverage within these plans.
Flexible Benefits Program
A benefits program that offers employees choices among benefits plans and/or levels of coverage. Typically, employees are given a certain amount of flex credits or moneys with which to "purchase" these benefits plans and/or coverage levels.
Flexible Spending Account
(FSA) Under US Internal Revenue Code Section 125, employees can set aside money on a pretax basis to pay for eligible unreimbursed health and dependent care expenses. Annual monetary limits and use-it-or-lose it provisions exist. Accounts are subject to annual maximums and forfeiture rules.
Form
A predefined grouping of functions, called from a menu and displayed, if necessary, on several windows. Forms have blocks, regions and fields as their components.
See also: Block, Region, Field
Format Mask
A definition of a person-name format. The format mask comprises standard name components, such as title, first name, and last name, in an order appropriate to its purpose and legislation.
Format Type
A format-mask classification that identifies the mask's purpose. Oracle HRMS defines the Full Name, Display Name, List Name, and Order Name format types. You can also define your own format types for use in custom code.
Full Time Equivalent (FTE)
A Workforce Measurement Type (WMT) that measures full time equivalent. Although the actual value and calculation may vary, this value is taken from the Assignment Budget Value (ABV) in Oracle HRMS. If the Assignment Budget Value in Oracle HRMS is not set up then a FastFormula is used to determine the value to be calculated.

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Global Value
A value you define for any formula to use. Global values can be dates, numbers or text.
Goods or Service Type
A list of goods or services a benefit plan sponsor has approved for reimbursement.
Grade
A component of an employee's assignment that defines their level and can be used to control the value of their salary and other compensation elements.
Grade Comparatio
A comparison of the amount of compensation an employee receives with the mid-point of the valid values defined for his or her grade.
Grade Ladder
The key component of Grade/Step Progression. You use a grade ladder to categorize grades, to determine the rules for how an employee progresses from one grade (or step) to the next, and to record the salary rates associated with each grade or step on the ladder.
Grade Rate
A value or range of values defined as valid for a given grade. Used for validating employee compensation entries.
Grade Scale
A sequence of steps valid for a grade, where each step corresponds to one point on a pay scale. You can place each employee on a point of their grade scale and automatically increment all placements each year, or as required.
See also: Pay Scale
Grade Step
An increment on a grade scale. Each grade step corresponds to one point on a pay scale.
See also: Grade Scale
Grandfathered
A term used in Benefits Administration. A person's benefits are said to be grandfathered when a plan changes but they retain the benefits accrued.
Group
A component that you define, using the People Group key flexfield, to assign employees to special groups such as pension plans or unions. You can use groups to determine employees' eligibility for certain elements, and to regulate access to payrolls.
Group Certificate
In Australia, this is a statement from a legal employer showing employment income of an employee for the financial year..

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Headcount(HEAD)
A Workforce Measurement Type (WMT) that measures headcount. Although the actual value and calculation may vary, this value is taken from the Assignment Budget Value (ABV) in Oracle HRMS. If the Assignment Budget Value in Oracle HRMS is not set up then a FastFormula is used to determine the value to be calculated.
HR Staff
In DBI for HRMS the HR Staff are people who work in the Human Resources role. Chief HR Officers can track the ratio of HR professionals to the number of workers in their enterprise.DBI for HRMS uses the HRI_MAP_JOB_JOB_ROLE formula to categorize workers into HR staff and non-HR staff.
Headcount Activity
DBI for HRMS uses this term to mean all the gains and losses occurring in a manager's hierarchy during a reporting period.
Hierarchy
An organization or position structure showing reporting lines or other relationships. You can use hierarchies for reporting and for controlling access to Oracle HRMS information.
High Availability
iRecruitment functionality that enables enterprises to switch between two instances to continuously support the candidate job site.
Hire Date
In DBI for HRMS Hire Date is the employee's most recent hire date.

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Imputed Income
Certain forms of indirect compensation that US Internal Revenue Service Section 79 defines as fringe benefits and taxes the recipient accordingly. Examples include employer payment of group term life insurance premiums over a certain monetary amount, personal use of a company car, and other non-cash awards.
Incumbent
In Oracle HRMS and DBI for HRMS, the term Incumbent refers to an active worker (employee or contingent worker).
See also: Active Employee
Individual Compensation Distribution
A tool that enables managers assign one-time or recurring awards, bonuses, and allowances to qualified employees such as housing allowances, spot bonuses, and company cars. Also enables employees to enter voluntary contributions, such as savings plans, charitable organizations, and company perquisites.
Info Online
A generic framework to integrate Oracle applications with partner applications, enabling users to access information from third-party providers, My Oracle Support (formerly MetaLink) and Learning Management.
Initiator
A person who starts a 360 Degree appraisal (Employee or Self) on an individual. An initiator and the appraisee are the only people who can see all appraisal information.
Input Values
Values you define to hold information about elements. In Oracle Payroll, input values are processed by formulas to calculate the element's run result. You can define up to fifteen input values for an element.
Instructions
An SSHR user assistance component displayed on a web page to describe page functionality.
Integrating Application
In AME, an application that uses Oracle Approvals Management Engine to manage the approval processes of its transactions.See: Oracle Approvals Management Engine (AME)
Integrator
Defines all the information that you need to download or upload from a particular window or database view using Web ADI.
Interface
A Web ADI term for the item that specifies the columns to be transferred from the Oracle applications database to your desktop or vice versa.
Involuntary
Used in turnover to describe employees who have ceased employment with the enterprise not of their own accord, for example, through redundancy.

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Job
A job is a generic role within a business group, which is independent of any single organization. For example, the jobs "Manager" and "Consultant" can occur in many organizations.
Job Posting
An advertisement for a specific vacancy. This is the public side of the vacancy for which a candidate would apply.

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Key Flexfield
A flexible data field made up of segments. Each segment has a name you define and a set of valid values you specify. Used as the key to uniquely identify an entity, such as jobs, positions, grades, cost codes, and employee groups.
See also: Descriptive Flexfield
Key Performance Indicator (KPI)
Target values that you set for the performance of your enterprise. This value comes from the corresponding KPI Portlet/Report. You can configure the Performance Management Framework to send a notification when actual performance falls short of, or exceeds, the target value. For example, you may configure the Performance Management Framework to send you a notification when workforce variance is greater than 10 percent, or when training success is below 50 percent.
Key Performance Indicator (KPI) Portlet/Report
Displays the executive summary of key measures such as total headcount and total salary.

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Layout
Indicates the columns to be displayed in a spreadsheet or Word document created using Web ADI.
Learning Management
Oracle's enterprise learning management system that administers online and offline educational content.
Leave Loading
In Australia, an additional percentage amount of the annual leave paid that is paid to the employee.
Leaver's Statement
In the UK, this Records details of Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) paid during a previous employment (issued as form SSP1L) which is used to calculate a new employee's entitlement to SSP. If a new employee falls sick, and the last date that SSP was paid for under the previous employment is less than eight calendar weeks before the first day of the PIW for the current sickness, the maximum liability for SSP is reduced by the number of weeks of SSP shown on the statement.
Legal Employer
A business in Australia that employs people and has registered with the Australian Tax Office as a Group Employer.
Legal Entity
A legal entity represents the designated legal employer for all employment-related activities. The legal authorities in a country recognize this organization as a separate employer.
Life Event
A significant change in a person's life that results in a change in eligibility or ineligibility for a benefit.
Life Event Collision
A situation in which the impacts from multiple life events on participation eligibility, enrollability, level of coverage or activity rates conflict with each other.
Life Event Enrollment
A benefits plan enrollment that is prompted by a life event occurring at any time during the plan year.
Linked PIWs
In the UK, these are linked periods of incapacity for work that are treated as one to calculate an employee's entitlement to Statutory Sick Pay (SSP). A period of incapacity for work (PIW) links to an earlier PIW if it is separated by less than the linking interval. A linked PIW can be up to three years long.
Linking Interval
In the UK, this is the number of days that separate two periods of incapacity for work. If a period of incapacity for work (PIW) is separated from a previous PIW by less than the linking interval, they are treated as one PIW according to the legislation for entitlement to Statutory Sick Pay (SSP). An employee can only receive SSP for the maximum number of weeks defined in the legislation for one PIW.
LMSS
Line Manager Self Service. A predefined SSHR responsibility.
Long Service Leave
Leave with pay granted to employees of a particular employer after a prescribed period of service or employment with that employer.
Lookup Types
Categories of information, such as nationality, address type and tax type, that have a limited list of valid values. You can define your own Lookup Types, and you can add values to some predefined Lookup Types.
Lower Earnings Limit (LEL)
In the UK, this is the minimum average weekly amount an employee must earn to pay National Insurance contributions. Employees who do not earn enough to pay National Insurance cannot receive Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) or Statutory Maternity Pay (SMP).

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Manager
(iRecruitment) A manager accesses the iRecruitment system to document their hiring needs and conduct their recruiting activities online. Specifically, these activities include vacancy definition, searching for candidates, and processing applicants through the vacancy process.DBI for HRMS counts a person as a manager if they supervise assignments (directly or through subordinates) for which the total headcount value is greater than zero at the effective date.
Manager-Employee Appraisal
Part of the Appraisal function. A manager appraisal of an employee. However, an appraising manager does not have to be a manager.
Mapping
If you are bringing in data from a text file to Oracle HRMS using a spreadsheet created in Web ADI, you need to map the columns in the text file to the application's tables and columns.
Maternity Pay Period
In the UK, this is the period for which Statutory Maternity Pay (SMP) is paid. It may start at any time from the start of the 11th week before the expected week of confinement and can continue for up to 18 weeks. The start date is usually agreed with the employee, but can start at any time up to the birth. An employee is not eligible to SMP for any week in which she works or for any other reason for ineligibility, defined by the legislation for SMP.
Medicare Levy
An amount payable by most taxpayers in Australia to cover some of the cost of the public health system.
Menus
You set up your own navigation menus, to suit the needs of different users.
My Account
(iRecruitment) My Account is the total of either a candidate or applicant's personal and vacancy-specific information including the information needed to manage their progress through the recruitment process.

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NACHA
National Automated Clearing House Association. This is the US system for making direct deposit payments to employees.
National Identifier
This is the alphanumeric code that is used to uniquely identify a person within their country. It is often used for taxation purposes. For example, in the US it is the Social Security Number, in Italy it is the Fiscal Code, and in New Zealand it is the IRD Number.
National Occupational Classification (NOC) code
In Canada, the National Occupational Classification (NOC) System was developed to best reflect the type of work performed by employees. Occupations are grouped in terms of particular tasks, duties and responsibilities. The use of this standardized system ensures consistency of data from year to year within the same company as well as between companies. These codes are used in the Employment Equity Report.
Net Accrual Calculation
The rule that defines which element entries add to or subtract from a plan's accrual amount to give net entitlement.
Net Entitlement
The amount of unused paid time off an employee has available in an accrual plan at any given point in time.
Nonrecurring Elements
Elements that process for one payroll period only unless you make a new entry for an employee.
See also: Recurring Elements
North American Industrial Classification (NAIC) code
The North American Industrial Classification system (NAICs) was developed jointly by the US, Canada and Mexico to provide comparability in statistics regarding business activity across North America. The NAIC replaces the US Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) system, and is used in the Employment Equity Report.
Not in Program Plan
A benefit plan that you define outside of a program.

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Objective Assessment Template
The entity that configures the Objectives section of the appraisal.
See also: Competency Assessment Template
Objectives Library
A collection of reusable objectives. HR Professionals can either create individual objectives in the Objectives Library or import them from an external source.
Off-Boarding
Descriptive term covering all HR processes and procedures involved in removing a worker from your organization, including termination, relocation, and long-term sickness.
OLM
Oracle Learning Management.
On-Boarding
Descriptive term covering all HR processes and procedures involved in hiring and integrating a worker in your organization, including recruitment, hiring, and orientation.
Online Analytical Processing (OLAP)
Analysis of data that reveals business trends and statistics that are not immediately visible in operational data.
Online Transactional Processing (OLTP)
The storage of data from day-to-day business transactions into the database that contains operational data.
Open Enrollment
A type of scheduled enrollment in which participants can enroll in or alter elections in one or more benefits plans.
Options
A level of coverage for a participant's election, such as Employee Only for a medical plan, or 2x Salary for a life insurance plan.
Oracle FastFormula
Formulas are generic expressions of calculations or comparisons you want to repeat with different input values. With Oracle FastFormula you can write formulas using English words and basic mathematical functions. The output of FastFormulas is fed back into reports.
Organization
A required component of employee assignments. You can define as many organizations as you want within your Business Group. Organizations can be internal, such as departments, or external, such as recruitment agencies. You can structure your organizations into organizational hierarchies for reporting purposes and for system access control.
Organization Manager Hierarchy
An HRMS structure that contains supervisors and subordinates on a reporting chain who also own organizations. HRMS uses this hierarchy to filter the information you display in report modules, such as the Daily Business Intelligence Workforce Budget Management dashboard, to include only managers who own organizations.
OSSWA
Oracle Self Service Web Applications.
Outcome
For a unit standard competence, a behavior or performance standard associated with one or more assessment criteria. A worker achieves a unit standard competence when they achieve all outcomes for that competence.
Overrides
You can enter overrides for an element's pay or input values for a single payroll period. This is useful, for example, when you want to correct errors in data entry for a nonrecurring element before a payroll run.

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Parameter Portlet
A portlet in which you select a number of parameters that may affect all your portlets on your page. These may include an effective date, the reporting period, the comparison type, the reporting manager, and the output currency for your reports. The parameter portlet is usually available at the top of the portal page.
Pattern
A pattern comprises a sequence of time units that are repeated at a specified frequency. The Statutory Absence Payments (UK) feature, uses SSP qualifying patterns to determine employees entitlement to Statutory Sick Pay (SSP).
Pattern Time Units
A sequence of time units specifies a repeating pattern. Each time unit specifies a time period of hours, days or weeks.
Pay Scale
A set of progression points that can be related to one or more rates of pay. Employee's are placed on a particular point on the scale according to their grade and, usually, work experience.
See also: Grade Scale
Pay Value
An amount you enter for an element that becomes its run item without formula calculations.
See also: Input Values
Payment Type
There are three standard payment types for paying employees: check, cash and direct deposit. You can define your own payment methods corresponding to these types.
Payroll
A group of employees that Oracle Payroll processes together with the same processing frequency, for example, weekly, monthly or bimonthly. Within a Business Group, you can set up as many payrolls as you need.
Payroll Reversal
A payroll reversal occurs when you reverse a payroll run for a single employee, in effect cancelling the run for this employee.
Payroll Rollback
You can schedule a payroll rollback when you want to reverse an entire payroll run, cancelling out all information processed in that run. To preserve data integrity, you can roll back only one payroll at a time, starting with the one most recently run.
Payroll Run
The process that performs all the payroll calculations. You can set payrolls to run at any interval you want.
People List
An SSHR line manager utility used to locate an employee.
Performance Management Framework (PMF)
A business intelligence tool used to alert users to exceptional circumstances, as defined by KPIs. When a particular factor measured by HRMSi goes beyond a threshold chosen by the user, the system sends the user a workflow notification.
Performance Management Plan
The entity that defines the performance-management process for a specified period. A component of the Workforce Performance Management function.
Performance Management Viewer (PMV)
A reporting tool that displays the report that corresponds to one or more PMF targets.
Period of Incapacity for Work (PIW)
In the UK, this is a period of sickness that lasts four or more days in a row, and is the minimum amount of sickness for which Statutory Sick Pay can be paid. If a PIW is separated by less then the linking interval, a linked PIW is formed and the two PIWs are treated as one.
Period of Placement
The period of time a contingent worker spends working for an enterprise. A contingent worker can have only one period of placement at a time; however, a contingent worker can have multiple assignments during a single period of placement.
Period Type
A time division in a budgetary calendar, such as week, month, or quarter.
Personal Public Service Number (PPS)
The Irish equivalent to National Insurance number in the UK, or the Social Security number in the US.
Personal Tax Credits Return (TD1)
A Revenue Canada form which each employee must complete. Used by the employee to reduce his or her taxable income at source by claiming eligible credits and also provides payroll with such important information as current address, birth date, and SIN. These credits determine the amount to withhold from the employee's wages for federal/provincial taxes.
Person Search
An SSHR function which enables a manager to search for a person. There are two types of search, Simple and Advanced.
Person Type
There are eight system person types in Oracle HRMS. Seven of these are combinations of employees, ex-employees, applicants, and ex-applicants. The eighth category is 'External'. You can create your own user person types based on the eight system types.
Personal Scorecard
A collection of objectives for a single worker arising from a single Performance Management Plan.
Personnel Actions
Personnel actions is a public sector term describing business processes that define and document the status and conditions of employment. Examples include hiring, training, placement, discipline, promotion, transfer, compensation, or termination. Oracle HRMS uses the term self-service actions synonymously with this public sector term. Oracle Self Service Human Resources (SSHR) provides a configurable set of tools and web flows for initiating, updating, and approving self-service actions.
Plan Design
The functional area that allows you to set up your benefits programs and plans. This process involves defining the rules which govern eligibility, available options, pricing, plan years, third party administrators, tax impacts, plan assets, distribution options, required reporting, and communications.
Plan Sponsor
The legal entity or business responsible for funding and administering a benefits plan. Generally synonymous with employer.
Placement Start Date
In DBI for HRMS Placement Date is the contingent worker's most recent start date prior to the effective date.
Position
A specific role within the Business Group derived from an organization and a job. For example, you may have a position of Shipping Clerk associated with the organization Shipping and the job Clerk.
Predefined Components
Some elements and balances, all primary element classifications and some secondary classifications are defined by Oracle Payroll to meet legislative requirements, and are supplied to users with the product. You cannot delete these predefined components.
Process Rule
See Configurable Business Rules
Professional Information
An SSHR function which allows an employee to maintain their own professional details or a line manager to maintain their direct reports professional details.
Proficiency
A worker's perceived level of expertise in a competency, in the opinion of an assessor, over a given period. For example, a worker may demonstrate the communication competency at Novice or Expert level.
Progression Point
A pay scale is calibrated in progression points, which form a sequence for the progression of employees up the pay scale.
See also: Pay Scale
Prospect Pool
(iRecruitment) The prospect pool contains all registered users who have given permission for their information to be published.
Provincial/Territorial Employment Standards Acts
In Canada, these are laws covering minimum wages, hours of work, overtime, child labour, maternity, vacation, public/general holidays, parental and adoption leave, etc., for employees regulated by provincial/territorial legislation.
Provincial Health Number
In Canada, this is the account number of the provincially administered health care plan that the employer would use to make remittances. There would be a unique number for each of the provincially controlled plans i.e. EHT, Quebec HSF, etc.
PTO Accrual Plan
A benefit in which employees enroll to entitle them to accrue and take paid time off (PTO). The purpose of absences allowed under the plan, who can enroll, how much time accrues, when the time must be used, and other rules are defined for the plan.

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QPP
(See Canada/Quebec Pension Plan)
QA Organization
Quality Assurance Organization. Providers of training that leads to Qualifications Framework qualifications register with a QA Organization. The QA Organization is responsible for monitoring training standards.
Qualification Type
An identified qualification method of achieving proficiency in a competence, such as an award, educational qualification, a license or a test.
See also: Competence
Qualifications Framework
A national structure for the registration and definition of formal qualifications. It identifies the unit standard competencies that lead to a particular qualification, the awarding body, and the field of learning to which the qualification belongs, for example.
Qualifying Days
In the UK, these are days on which Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) can be paid, and the only days that count as waiting days. Qualifying days are normally work days, but other days may be agreed.
Qualifying Pattern
See: SSP Qualifying Pattern
Qualifying Week
In the UK, this is the week during pregnancy that is used as the basis for the qualifying rules for Statutory Maternity Pay (SMP). The date of the qualifying week is fifteen weeks before the expected week of confinement and an employee must have been continuously employed for at least 26 weeks continuing into the qualifying week to be entitled to SMP.
Quebec Business Number
In Canada, this is the employer's account number with the Ministere du Revenu du Quebec, also known as the Quebec Identification number. It consists of 15 digits, the first 9 identify the employer, the next 2 identify the type of tax account involved (payroll vs. corporate tax), and the last 4 identify the particular account for that tax.
Questionnaire
A function which records the results of an appraisal.
QuickPaint Report
A method of reporting on employee and applicant assignment information. You can select items of information, paint them on a report layout, add explanatory text, and save the report definition to run whenever you want.
See also: Assignment Set
QuickPay
QuickPay allows you to run payroll processing for one employee in a few minutes' time. It is useful for calculating pay while someone waits, or for testing payroll formulas.

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Ranking
(iRecruitment) A manually entered value to indicate the quality of the applicant against other applicants for a specific vacancy.
Rates
A set of values for employee grades or progression points. For example, you can define salary rates and overtime rates.
Rate By Criteria
A function that enables the calculation of pay from different rates for each role a worker performs in a time period.
Rating Scale
Used to describe an enterprise's competencies in a general way. You do not hold the proficiency level at the competence level.
Record of Employment (ROE)
A Human Resources Development Canada form that must be completed by an employer whenever an interruption of earnings occurs for any employee. This form is necessary to claim Employment Insurance benefits.
Recruitment Activity
An event or program to attract applications for employment. Newspaper advertisements, career fairs and recruitment evenings are all examples of recruitment activities. You can group several recruitment activities together within an overall activity.
Recurring Elements
Elements that process regularly at a predefined frequency. Recurring element entries exist from the time you create them until you delete them, or the employee ceases to be eligible for the element. Recurring elements can have standard links.
See also: Nonrecurring Elements, Standard Link
Referenced Rule
In HRMS budgeting, any predefined configurable business rule in the Assignment Modification, Position Modification, or Budget Preparation Categories you use as the basis for defining a new rule.See Configurable Business Rules
Region
A collection of logically related fields in a window, set apart from other fields by a rectangular box or a horizontal line across the window.
See also: Block, Field
Registered Pension Plan (RPP)
This is a pension plan that has been registered with Revenue Canada. It is a plan where funds are set aside by an employer, an employee, or both to provide a pension to employees when they retire. Employee contributions are generally exempt from tax.
Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP)
This is an individual retirement savings plan that has been registered with Revenue Canada. Usually, contributions to the RRSP, and any income earned within the RRSP, is exempt from tax.
Registered User
(iRecruitment) A person who has registered with the iRecruitment site by entering an e-mail address and password. A registered user does not necessarily have to apply for jobs.
Reporting Group
A collection of programs and plans that you group together for reporting purposes, such as for administrative use or to meet regulatory requirements.
Report Parameters
Inputs you make when submitting a report to control the sorting, formatting, selection, and summarizing of information in the report.
Report Set
A group of reports and concurrent processes that you specify to run together.
Requisition
The statement of a requirement for a vacancy or group of vacancies.
Request Groups
A list of reports and processes that can be submitted by holders of a particular responsibility.
See also: Responsibility
Residual
The amount of unused paid time off entitlement an employee loses at the end of an accrual term. Typically employees can carry over unused time, up to a maximum, but they lose any residual time that exceeds this limit.
See also: Carry Over
Responsibility
A level of authority in an application. Each responsibility lets you access a specific set of Oracle Applications forms, menus, reports, and data to fulfill your business role. Several users can share a responsibility, and a single user can have multiple responsibilities.
See also: Security Profile, User Profile Options, Request Groups, Security Groups
Resume
A document that describes the experience and qualifications of a candidate.
RetroPay
A process that recalculates the amount to pay an employee in the current period to account for retrospective changes that occurred in previous payroll periods.
Retry
Method of correcting a payroll run or other process before any post-run processing takes place. The original run results are deleted and the process is run again.
Revenue Canada
Department of the Government of Canada which, amongst other responsibilities, administers, adjudicates, and receives remittances for all taxation in Canada including income tax, Employment Insurance premiums, Canada Pension Plan contributions, and the Goods and Services Tax (legislation is currently proposed to revise the name to the Canada Customs and Revenue Agency). In the province of Quebec the equivalent is the Ministere du Revenu du Quebec.
Reversal
Method of correcting payroll runs or QuickPay runs after post-run processing has taken place. The system replaces positive run result values with negative ones, and negative run result values with positive ones. Both old and new values remain on the database.
Reviewer (SSHR)
A person invited by an appraising manager to add review comments to an appraisal.
RIA
Research Institute of America (RIA), a provider of tax research, practice materials, and compliance tools for professionals, that provides U.S. users with tax information.
Rollback
Method of removing a payroll run or other process before any post-run processing takes place. All assignments and run results are deleted.
Rollup
An aggregate of data that includes subsidiary totals.
Run Item
The amount an element contributes to pay or to a balance resulting from its processing during the payroll run. The Run Item is also known as calculated pay.

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Salary Basis
The period of time for which an employee's salary is quoted, such as hourly or annually. Defines a group of employees assigned to the same salary basis and receiving the same salary element.
Salary Rate
The rate of pay associated with a grade or step. Used by Grade/Step Progression.
Scheduled Enrollment
A benefits plan enrollment that takes place during a predefined enrollment period. Scheduled enrollments can be administrative, or open.
Search by Date
An SSHR sub-function used to search for a Person by Hire date, Application date, Job posting date or search by a Training event date.
Secondment
The temporary transfer of an employee to a different business group.
Security Group
Security groups enable HRMS users to partition data by Business Group. Only used for Security Groups Enabled security.
See also: Responsibility, Security Profile, User Profile Options
Security Groups Enabled
Formerly known as Cross Business Group Responsibility security. This security model uses security groups and enables you to link one responsibility to many Business Groups.
Security Profile
Security profiles control access to organizations, positions and employee and applicant records within the Business Group. System administrators use them in defining users' responsibilities.
See also: Responsibility
Self Appraisal
Part of the Appraisal function. This is an appraisal undertaken by an employee to rate their own performance and competencies.
Separation Category
Separation category groups the leaving reasons. HRMSi refers to Termination Category as Separation Category.
See also: termination category
Site Visitor
(iRecruitment) A person who navigates to the iRecruitment web site and may view job postings. This person has not yet registered or logged in to the iRecruitment system. This individual may search for postings on the web site and also has the ability to log in or register with the iRecruitment site.
SMP
See: Statutory Maternity Pay
Social Insurance Number (SIN)
A unique number provided by Human Resources Development Canada (HRDC) to each person commencing employment in Canada. The number consists of 9 digits in the following format (###-###-###).
Source Deductions Return (TP 1015.3)
A Ministere du Revenu du Quebec form which each employee must complete. This form is used by the employee to reduce his or her taxable income at source by claiming eligible credits and also provides payroll with such important information as current address, birth date, and SIN. These credits determine the amount of provincial tax to withhold from the employee's wages.
Special Information Types
Categories of personal information, such as skills, that you define in the Personal Analysis key flexfield.
Special Run
The first run of a recurring element in a payroll period is its normal run. Subsequent runs in the same period are called special runs. When you define recurring elements you specify Yes or No for special run processing.
SSHR
Oracle Self-Service Human Resources. An HR management system using an intranet and web browser to deliver functionality to employees and their managers.
SSP
See: Statutory Sick Pay
SSP Qualifying Pattern
In the UK, an SSP qualifying pattern is a series of qualifying days that may be repeated weekly, monthly or some other frequency. Each week in a pattern must include at least one qualifying day. Qualifying days are the only days for which Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) can be paid, and you define SSP qualifying patterns for all the employees in your organization so that their entitlement to SSP can be calculated.
Standard HRMS Security
The standard security model. Using this security model you must log on as a different user to see a different Business Group.
Standard Link
Recurring elements with standard links have their element entries automatically created for all employees whose assignment components match the link.
See also: Element Link, Recurring Elements
Statement of Commissions and Expenses for Source Deduction Purposes (TP 1015.R.13.1)
A Ministere du Revenu du Quebec form which allows an employee who is paid partly or entirely by commissions to pay a constant percentage of income tax based on his or her estimated commissions for the year, less allowable business expenses.
Statement of Earnings (SOE)
A summary of the calculated earnings and deductions for an assignment in a payroll period.
Statement of Remuneration and Expenses (TD1X)
In Canada, the Statement of Remuneration and Expenses allows an employee who is paid partly or entirely by commission to pay a constant percentage of income tax, based on his or her estimated income for the year, less business-related expenses.
Statutory Adoption Pay
In the UK, Statutory Adoption Pay (SAP) is payable to a person of either sex with whom a child is, or is expected to be, placed for adoption under UK law.
Statutory Maternity Pay
In the UK, you pay Statutory Maternity Pay (SMP) to female employees who take time off work to have a baby, providing they meet the statutory requirements set out in the legislation for SMP.
Statutory Sick Pay
In the UK, you pay Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) to employees who are off work for four or more days because they are sick, providing they meet the statutory requirements set out in the legislation for SSP.
Statutory Paternity Pay
In the UK, Statutory Paternity Pay Birth (SPPB) is payable to a person supporting the mother at the time of birth. In cases of adoption, the primary carer receives Statutory Adoption Pay, while the secondary carer receives Statutory Paternity Pay Adoption (SPPA).
Student Employee
A student who is following a work-study program. Student employees have HRMS person records (of system type Employee) so that you can include them in your payroll.
Succession Planning
An SSHR function which enables a manager to prepare a succession plan.
Suitability Matching
An SSHR function which enables a manager to compare and rank a persons competencies.
Superannuation Guarantee
An Australian system whereby employers are required to contribute a percentage of an eligible employee's earnings to a superannuation fund to provide for their retirement.
Supplier
An internal or external organization providing contingent workers for an organization. Typically suppliers are employment or recruitment agencies.
Supporting Objective
An objective aligned with another objective. Supporting objectives contribute to the achievement of the objectives they support.

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Tabbed Regions
Parts of a window that appear in a stack so that only one is visible at any time. You click on the tab of the required region to bring it to the top of the stack.
Task Flows
A sequence of windows linked by buttons to take you through the steps required to complete a task, such as hiring a new recruit. System administrators can create task flows to meet the needs of groups of users.
Tax Point
The date from which tax becomes payable.
Template Letter
Form letter or skeleton letter that acts as the basis for creating mail merge letters. The template letter contains the standard text, and also contains field codes, which are replaced by data from the application during the mail merge process.
Terminating Employees
You terminate an employee when he or she leaves your organization. Information about the employee remains on the system but all current assignments are ended.
Termination Category
When employees leave an enterprise, the decision is either made by the employee or by the enterprise. When the decision is made by the employee the termination is Voluntary. When the decision is made by the enterprise, the termination is Involuntary.DBI for HRMS uses a formula to determine which category each termination belongs to, based on the associated leaving reason.HRMSi elsewhere refers to Termination Category as Separation Category.
Termination Date
DBI for HRMS uses this term to specifically refer to the employee's most recent termination date prior to the effective date.
Termination Rule
Specifies when entries of an element should close down for an employee who leaves your enterprise. You can define that entries end on the employee's actual termination date or remain open until a final processing date.
Tips
An SSHR user assistance component that provides information about a field.
Total Compensation Statement
A module to communicate compensations, rewards, and benefits to employees and contingent workers.
Transaction Type
In AME, an integrating application may divide its transactions into several categories, where each category requires a distinct set of approval rules. Each set of rules is a transaction type. Different transaction types can use the same attribute name to represent values that the application fetches from different places. This enables several transaction types to share approval rules, thus facilitating a uniform approval policy across multiple transaction types.
Transcentive
A third-party compensation management solutions provider, that provides additional information about benefits choices.

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Unit Standard
A nationally registered document that describes a standard of performance. The standard is typically defined and maintained by industry representatives.
Unit Standard Competency
A competency that is defined in a Unit Standard and linked to a Qualifications Framework qualification.
Upload
The process of transferring the data from a spreadsheet on your desktop, created using Web ADI, back to the Oracle HRMS application.
User Assistance Components
SSHR online help comprising tips and instructions.
User Balances
Users can create, update and delete their own balances, including dimensions and balance feeds.
See also: Balances
User Profile Options
Features that allow system administrators and users to tailor Oracle HRMS to their exact requirements.
See also: Responsibility, Security Profile
User-based Security
With this type of security, the application generates the security permissions for a current user when that user logs on to a system. The system uses the security profile (can be position, supervisor, or organization-based, for example) to generate security permissions for the current user, for example, based on the user's position. An alternative to user-based security is a security profile with defined security rules, for example, to specify that the top-level position for a position-based security profile is Position A, irrespective of the current user's position.

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View
An example of an interface that you can use to download data from the Oracle HRMS application to a spreadsheet using Web ADI.
Viewer (SSHR)
A person with view only access to an appraisal. An appraising manager or an employee in a 360 Degree Self appraisal can appoint view only access to an appraisal.
Viewer (Web ADI)
A desktop application, such as a spreadsheet or word processing tool, that you use to view the data downloaded from Oracle HRMS via Web ADI.
Voluntary
Term used in turnover to describe employees who have ceased employment with the enterprise of their own accord, for example, by resigning.

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Waiting Days
In the UK, statutory Sick Pay is not payable for the first three qualifying days in period of incapacity for work (PIW), which are called waiting days. They are not necessarily the same as the first three days of sickness, as waiting days can be carried forward from a previous PIW if the linking interval between the two PIWs is less than 56 days.
WCB Account Number
In Canada, this is the account number of the provincially administered Workers' Compensation Board that the employer would use to make remittances. There would be a unique number for each of the provincially controlled boards i.e. Workplace Safety & Insurance Board of Ontario, CSST, etc.
Work Choices
Also known as Work Preferences, Deployment Factors, or Work Factors. These can affect a person's capacity to be deployed within an enterprise, such willingness to travel or relocate. You can hold work choices at both job and position level, or at person level.
Worker
An employee or a contingent workerIn DBI for HRMS workers are employees and contingent workers who report to the selected manager.
Workers' Compensation Board
In Canada, this is a provincially governed legislative body which provides benefits to employees upon injury, disability, or death while performing the duties of the employer. Workers' Compensation Board premiums are paid entirely by the employer.
Workflow
An Oracle application which uses charts to manage approval processes and in addition is used in SSHR to configure display values of sections within a web page and instructions.
Workforce Measurement Type (WMT)
Groups of different units combined to measure the workforce. The most common units are headcount and full time equivalent.
Workforce Measurement Value (WMV)
A WMT value, for example, headcount or FTE.
Workforce Performance Management
The Oracle HRMS functions that support enterprise-directed objective setting, management, and assessment.
Work Structures
The fundamental definitions of organizations, jobs, positions, grades, payrolls and other employee groups within your enterprise that provide the framework for defining the work assignments of your employees.

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