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Oracle® Fusion Applications Coexistence for HCM Implementation Guide
11g Release 1 (11.1.3)
Part Number E20378-01
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abstract role

A description of a person's function in the enterprise that is unrelated to the person's job (position), such as employee, contingent worker, or line manager. A type of enterprise role.


Tracks changes to certain Human Capital Management (HCM) records, for example, changes to employment and assignment records. You can create your own actions and associate them with the predefined action types. You can optionally associate action reasons with actions.


The kind of access named in a security policy, such as view or edit.

action reason

Action reasons provide further explanation to actions, for example, an action of transfer could have reasons such as reorganization or career progression.


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.


A person or organization designated to receive benefits from a compensation plan on the death of the plan participant.

business function

A business process, or an activity that can be performed by people working within a business unit and describes how a business unit is used.

business object

A resource in an enterprise database, such as an invoice or purchase order.

business unit

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

chart of accounts

The account structure your organization uses to record transactions and maintain account balances.


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


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.


An XML filter or SQL predicate WHERE clause in a data security policy that specifies what portions of a database resource are secured.

content item

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

content library

A repository of the content types and individual content items that can be associated with person profiles and profiles for workforce structures such as jobs and positions.

content type

An attribute such as a skill, quality, or qualification that is added to a profile.

contingent worker

A self-employed or agency-supplied worker. Contingent worker work relationships with legal employers are typically of a specified duration. Any person who has a contingent worker work relationship with a legal employer is a contingent worker.

corporate rate type

Rate you define to standardize rates used in conversion of one currency to another over a period of time. This rate is generally a standard market rate determined by senior financial management for use throughout the organization.

data dimension

A stripe of data accessed by a data role, such as the data controlled by a business unit.

data instance set

The set of human capital management (HCM) data, such as one or more persons, organizations, or payrolls, identified by an HCM security profile.

data role

A role for a defined set of data describing the job a user does within that defined set of data. A data role inherits job or abstract roles and grants entitlement to access data within a specific dimension of data based on data security policies. A type of enterprise role.

data role template

A template used to generate data roles by specifying which base roles to combine with which dimension values for a set of data security policies.

data security

The control of access to data. Data security controls what action a user can taken against which data.

data security policy

A grant of entitlement to a role on an object or attribute group for a given condition.

database resource

An applications data object at the instance, instance set, or global level, which is secured by data security policies.


A division of a business enterprise dealing with a particular area of activity.


A person who has a personal relationship with a participant in a compensation plan whom the participant designates to receive coverage through the plan.


A value that determines which reference data set will be used in a specific business context.

disability organization

An organization with which employee disabilities are registered.


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

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.

duty role

A group of function and data privileges representing one duty of a job. Duty roles are specific to applications, stored in the policy store, and shared within an Oracle Fusion Applications instance.

effective as-of date

A date value used for filtering the search results in searches for date-effective objects. For any object that matches the search criteria, the search results include the physical record that is in effect on the specified effective as-of date.


Components in the calculation of a persons pay. Each element represents a compensation or benefit type, such as salary, wages, stock purchase plans, pension contributions, and medical insurance.

element eligibility

The association of an element to one or more components of a persons employment record. It establishes a persons eligibility for that element. Persons whose assignment components match the components of the element eligibility are eligible for the element.

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.

emergency contact

Any of a person's contacts whom the enterprise can call in an emergency.

employment terms

A set of information about a nonworker's or employee's job, position, pay, compensation, working hours, and work location that all assignments associated with the employment terms inherit.


An organization with one or more legal entities under common control.

enterprise role

Abstract, job, and data roles are shared across the enterprise. An enterprise role is an LDAP group. An enterprise role is propagated and synchronized across Oracle Fusion Middleware, where it is considered to be an external role or role not specifically defined within applications.


Grants of access to functions and data. Oracle Fusion Middleware term for privilege.

feature choice

A selection you make when configuring offerings that modifies a setup task list, or a setup page, or both.

fixed rate type

Rate you set between two currencies that remains constant. For example, a rate set between the euro currency and each Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) currency during the conversion to the euro currency.


Grouping of extensible data fields called segments, where each segment is an attribute added to an entity for capturing additional information.

flexfield segment

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

free-form content type

A content type that contains a code, name, and description only, and does not contain any properties until you add it to a profile type.


Acronym for File Transfer Protocol. A system for transferring computer files, generally by the Internet.

function security

The control of access to a page or a specific widget or functionality within a page. Function security controls what a user can do.


A searchable collection of portraits that combines the functions of the person directory with corporate social networking and self-service applications for both workers and managers.

generic organization hierarchy

An organization hierarchy that includes organizations of all classifications.


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

grade rate

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


Abbreviation for Human Capital Management.

HCM data role

A job role, such as benefits administrator, associated with specified instances of Oracle Fusion Human Capital Management (HCM) data, such as one or more positions or all persons in a department.

HCM securing object

An HCM object that secures access to both its own data and data in other, related objects. For example, access to a specified set of person records can allow access to data secured by person records, such as goal plans and evaluations.


Abbreviation for human resource.

HR status

Tracks worker's progress through the assignment, whether the assignment is active, suspended, or inactive.


A person representing a worker, supplier, or customer.

instance qualifier set

A set of values that uniquely identifies multiple instances of the same profile item.


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 that have different but related functions, qualifications, and titles. For example, a trust analyst and an operations analyst may be grouped into the Analyst job family.

job role

A role for a specific job consisting of duties, such as an accounts payable manager or application implementation consultant. A type of enterprise role.

key flexfield

Configurable key consisting of multiple parts or segments, each of which may be meaningful individually or in combination with the others. Key flexfields are commonly implemented to represent part numbers and account numbers.


Abbreviation for Lightweight Directory Access Protocol.

legal authority

A government or legal body that is charged with powers such as make laws, levy and collect fees and taxes, and remit financial appropriations for a given jurisdiction.

legal employer

A legal entity that employs people.

legal entity

An entity is identified and given rights and responsibilities under commercial law, through the registration with the country's appropriate authority.

legal reporting unit

The lowest level component of a legal structure that requires registrations. Used to group workers for the purpose of tax and social insurance reporting or represent a part of your enterprise with a specific statutory or tax reporting obligation.

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.

lookup code

A value available for lookup within a lookup type such as the code BLUE within the lookup type COLORS.

lookup type

A set of lookup codes to be used together as a list of values on a field in the user interface.

managed person

In Oracle Fusion Human Capital Management security, a person for whom the user can maintain some information. For example, line managers can maintain information about their direct and indirect reports, and workers can maintain information about themselves, their dependents, and their beneficiaries.

model profile

A collection of the work requirements and required skills and qualifications of a workforce structure, such as a job or position.


A person, such as a volunteer or retiree, who is not engaged in the core businesses of the enterprise or legal employer but who may receive payments from a legal employer. Any person who has a nonworker work relationship with a legal employer is a nonworker.


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.

payroll flow

An occurrence of a payroll flow pattern that you monitor from the Payroll Dashboard and manage from the Payroll Checklist work area. The data security for your role determines which flows you can submit and access.

payroll status

Indicates if the assignment is processed by payroll. Valid values are Process and Do not Process.

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.

pending worker

A person who will be hired or start a contingent worker placement and for whom you create a person record that is effective before the hire or start date.

person number

A person ID that is unique in the enterprise, is allocated automatically to the person record, and does not change, even if the person leaves and later rejoins the enterprise.

person type

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


A selection of information about a worker or nonworker, including contact details, social connections, and activities and interests, that can be viewed and edited. Both the amount and type of information and the available actions depend on the role of the portrait user.


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

primary ledger

Main record-keeping ledger.


A grant or entitlement of access to functions and data. A privilege is a single, real world action on a single business object.

profile option

User preferences and system configuration options consisting of a name and a value, that can be set at hierarchical levels of an enterprise. Also called a profile or user option.

profile type

A template that defines the content sections of a profile, role access for each section, and whether the profile is for a person, or for a workforce structure such as a job or position.

public person

In Oracle Fusion Human Capital Management security, a person for whom some basic information is publicly available. For example, users typically access the contact details of public persons, such as phone numbers and locations, using the person gallery.

rating model

A scale used to measure the performance and proficiency of workers.

reference data

Data in application tables that is not transactional and not high-volume such as sales methods, transaction types, or payment terms, and can be shared and used across organizational boundaries.

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.

reference group

A logical grouping of tables that correspond to logical entities such as payment terms defined across multiple tables or views. Grouping establishes common partitioning requirements across the entities causing them to share the same set assignments.

reporting establishment

An organization used in the production of human resources (HR) reports that are required by government agencies.


Controls access to application functions and data.

role deprovisioning

The automatic or manual removal of an abstract role, a job role, or a data role from a user.

role mapping

A relationship between one or more job roles, abstract roles, and data roles and one or more conditions. Depending on role-mapping options, the role can be provisioned to or by users with at least one assignment that matches the conditions in the role mapping.

role provisioning

The automatic or manual allocation of an abstract role, a job role, or a data role to a user.

salary basis

A set of characteristics associated with a worker's base pay that identifies the payroll details used to pay base earnings, the period of time in which base pay is quoted, the factor used to annualize base pay, any components used to attribute base pay adjustments to different reasons, and any associated grade rate for salary validation.

security profile

A set of criteria that identifies one or more human capital management (HCM) objects of a single type for the purposes of securing access to those objects. Security profiles can be defined for persons, organizations, positions, countries, LDGs, document types, payrolls, payroll flows, and workforce business processes.

security reference implementation

Predefined function and data security in Oracle Fusion Applications, including role based access control, and policies that protect functions, data, and segregation of duties. The reference implementation supports identity management, access provisioning, and security enforcement across the tools, data transformations, access methods, and the information life cycle of an enterprise.

segregation of duties

An internal control to prevent a single individual from performing two or more phases of a business transaction or operation that could result in fraud.

set enabled

An entity, such as a lookup, customer, location, organization, or document attachment, that is allowed to participate in reference data sharing by drawing on the data of a reference data set.

spot rate type

Rate you enter to perform conversion based on this rate as of a specific date. This rate applies to the immediate delivery of a currency.

SQL predicate

A type of condition using SQL to constrain the data secured by a data security policy.

system person type

A fixed name that the application uses to identify a group of people.

tax reporting unit

A legal entity that groups workers for the purpose of tax and social insurance reporting.

user person type

A name, derived from a system person type, that you can configure to your requirements to identify a group of people.

user rate type

Rate you enter at journal entry time to convert foreign currency transactions to your functional currency.

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.

worker type

A classification selected on a person's work relationship, which can be employee, contingent worker, pending worker, or nonworker.

workforce business process

A defined sequence of tasks, registered for the enterprise, that delivers a major business goal. The tasks may be allocated to multiple roles across multiple products.


Abbreviation for eXtensible markup language.

XML filter

A type of condition using XML to constrain the data secured by a data security policy.