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2083963 - Admin 101 - Admin Domains or Decentralized Administration - Compensation


  • This article explains how it is possible for you to have a decentralized administrative setup so that comp admins are restricted to specific subsets of employees as defined by your super admin.
  • Can we restrict the population that a comp admin can access, edit and otherwise manage to specific target populations?


  • Compensation


  • Known as Decentralized Administration or Admin Domains for Comp.
  • Customers with local HR Teams may choose to manage elements of  their Comp & Variable Pay plan template setup locally.


An Admin with Super Admin permission can oversee all setup activities. Elements for de-centralized admin:

1.Comp & Varpay Guidelines
2.Varpay Bonus Plans
3.Varpay Business Goals
4.Varpay Business Goal Weights


The Benefit:

  • Each local admin team can manage any element you define for them for their region, but is restricted from viewing or managing this for people in other regions.


How to Get It

Please open a case with support who can enable this for you.

  • This does not require a CCOR
  • There is no cost for this if you already have compensation
  • This does require you have the latest Compensation Admin 2.0 already enabled (also a free update you can enable from Upgrade Center)


How to Use It -  Example Using Guidelines

  • Go to Admin Tools > Actions for all plans > Import/Export Data > Manage Dynamic Groups
  • From here you can manage: Manage Field Permission Groups and Manage Administrator Groups



Step 1: Admin with Super Admin RBP role creates dynamic administrator groups



Create a new group to define who will belong to this group, the elements they will be able to manage, and the target audience this applies to.


Step 2: Local Admin creates guidelines for their region


Step 3: Super Admin has CRUD role for all local admin guideline values




Partners & Support

  • Provisioning access; RBP or Admin Domain privileges must be granted
  • You can enable this from Provisioning  > Company Settings > Enable Decentralized Administration


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