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SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central: Managing Pensioners

Written by Sharath T N
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This blog describes the implementation design principle document on managing pensioners in Employee Central.

SuccessFactors Employee Central is the Core HR module that is usually the system of record for many downstream systems such as payroll. Employee Central holds data of active employees as well as pensioners of an organization. While most transactions in EC pertain to active employees, some transactions need to be performed on pensioners. These changes also need to be replicated to downstream systems for further processing.

Persons who have worked as a regular employee for several years and has retired from their occupation are called as a pensioner. The pensioner in certain companies get payments called pension from the day of retirement. This blog focuses on how pensioners can be managed in Employee Central specifically for those who get a pension from the company.(The focus is not for pensioners getting paid from the government).

What are the typical requirements of maintain a pensioner?

  • Handling Position and cost center
  • Handling death of a Pensioner
  • Handling Survivors /Beneficiaries
  • Maintaining Address
  • Maintaining Bank Information
  • Maintaining Personnel Information
  • Maintaining changes to payments for pensioners
  • Where are the SFIDPs published?

The details of the solution for are mentioned in the implementation design principle document. Link at the end of this blog.

Solution details

There are two possibilities with respect to the Employee Central core. Customers can decide if they want to create new employment or retain the same employment.

Typically rehire is performed on the same employment .

There are two use cases for a new employment for a retiree. In certain countries, it is necessary to create a new employment to make sure that the privacy laws are adhered to. In such scenarios, a new employment is created for such employees. The advantage of creating new employment (New PERNR) is that the admin cannot see the previous work history of the pensioner though the history user interface of the job information portlet.

There could be scenarios where retirees/pensioners return to work at the same company as a separate employment. This could be returning to work as a Contractor (Contingent Worker) or in a different job role. If the employee returns to work in a different job role, they should be hired into EC with new employment. This will provide the ability to run a regular payroll for the new employment while the pension payments can be processed on the previous employment that has been retired/terminated.

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