To select a line manager synchronization option for the enterprise or for individual legal entities, use the Manage HCM Enterprise Information and Manage HCM Legal Entity Information in the Setup and Maintenance work area respectively. This topic discusses the line manager synchronization options available.
HCM Position Hierarchy
Use the HCM Position Hierarchy to synchronize the line manager on the assignment with the incumbent of the parent position in the position hierarchy.
When there is a change in the position hierarchy, you need to run the Synchronize Person Assignments from Position process to update the affected assignments. Alternately, when you update a position using the HCM Data Loader also you must run the Synchronize Person Assignments from Position process for the assignments to inherit the position changes. For example, if a position is moved under a different parent position, if there are any direct reports they're automatically reassigned to the incumbent in the new parent position. If there is no manager in the parent position, the application checks for the incumbent in the grandparent position, or until it finds an incumbent. If there are multiple incumbents in a parent position, the incumbent with the longest tenure in the position is assigned as the new manager, You can change the manager to the other incumbent on the Employment page.
If you move a position or remove it from the hierarchy, the grandparent position becomes the new parent position for all the child positions. For example, if you have a hierarchy as follows: Manager (grandparent), Team lead (parent), and Developer (child), and you move the Team Lead position to a different branch. The Manager position is the new parent position for the Developer position.
Use the position manager to synchronize the line manager on the assignment with the line manager defined for the position. You can use this option if you're not using the HCM Position Hierarchy and want to manually maintain the manager at the position. .