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2322663 - Automatic Removal of Succession Nomination for Incumbents

Symptom

Is it possible to automatically remove nominations when the nominated user becomes the incumbent for a position?

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Environment

  • SAP SuccessFactors Succession Management
  • SAP SuccessFactors Legacy Position Model

Resolution

  • If an employee, who was nominated as a successor to a position, actually becomes the incumbent, the system automatically removes that employee from the successor list for this position.
  • This enhancement automates the process of identifying successors who become incumbents and then removing them from the successor list.
  • By selecting this option, you can optimize your succession process and relieve your talent planners of the manual steps otherwise required.

To activate this enhancement:

  1. Go to Admin Center > Succession > Nominations Set Up.
  2. Enable the option: “Automatically remove nominated successor if that user becomes incumbent.”
  3. Save.

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  • With this option activated, when the successor becomes the incumbent for a position, his name is removed from the list of name successors and the change will appear as a “Succeed” change type in the Nomination History.
  • However it will still show the Position information in Adhoc report. Let's say the User already Succeeded the position and he/she still appear as nominee in adhoc reports.
  • Please include column/filter "Nomination status" to trace whether the nominee has Succeeded or not.

Note 1:  After b1611 release,this option is available for both MDF Position & Legacy Positions Nomination Method.

Note 2: This feature is not retro-active, so any nominations that have been placed as successors prior to enabling this feature will not automatically be removed.

Note 3: If using MDF position-based nomination method in your instance and Employee Central is enabled for position management, then automatic removal of successors is not supported.

Keywords

SF, success factors, automatic removal succession nomination incumbent , KBA , LOD-SF-SCM-NOM , Nominations - Form Based and Formless , Product Enhancement

Product

SAP SuccessFactors HXM Suite all versions