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    Ryan Waller
    Allow Inactive HCM Assignments to update Cost Rate Table
    Topic posted April 3, 2019 by Ryan WallerSilver Medal: 2,000+ Points, last edited September 10, 2019, tagged Capital Projects, Project Costing, Project Management 
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    Title:
    Allow Inactive HCM Assignments to update Cost Rate Table
    Summary:
    If an assignment has been end dated after Payroll has processed and prior to the Projects cost rate table being updated then we get Projects exceptions.
    Content:

    If an assignment has been end dated after Payroll has processed and prior to the Projects cost rate table being updated then we get Projects exceptions. 

    One scenario is that an employee is getting a promotion in the middle of a pay period.  If HR executes the core HR action of creating a new assignment (i.e. promotion assignment) and end date the old assignment in the middle of a timecard period Payroll will be correct because it can date track.  However, when we go to enter in cost rates into Projects after Payroll has processed and we have actual costs the old assignment that has been end dated throws an exception in projects.

    Another scenario is that an employee has changed jobs and now has a different cost rate and the core HR transaction takes place after payroll has been processed in preparation for the next round of time collection.  If the old assignment is end dated prior to updating the cost rate table in Projects then Projects will throw an exception.

    The request is to relax this constraint to allow for any assignment that was captured in OTL and Payroll for a given time card and pay period to be allowed to be entered into the cost rate table and not throw an exception.  Or allow for a configuration setting to allow for a business to determine if they will allow costs with an end dated assignment to be imported or not.

    To avoid these exceptions in Projects we have had to implement a complicated set of small working windows where core HR actions can take place or cost rate tables can be updated.  What would make more sense is to allow for whatever was approved and paid via the timecard to be the source of truth and have projects assume that what it is getting is accurate even if the assignment has been end dated in the HCM record.  

    Version:
    Fusion 19A HCM & Projects

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