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2474292 - How to Start and End a Global Assignment via Import where GACONFIG is defined

Symptom

How do I create and end a Global Assignment via Import when the GACONFIG object has been configured to Automatically End an Assignment?

Environment

Employee Central 2.0

Global Assignments

Resolution

The sequence for creating a Global Assignment for a user via import is as follows -:

  1. Creating the HOST account
  2. Importing the Global Assignment Job Info data
  3. Ending the Global Assignment
  4. FAQ

 

Creating the HOST account

  1. Navigate to Admin Center > Import Employee Data and download the import file template "Global Assignments"
    1. Add the existing "person-id-external" for the user that you wish to send on a Global Assignment
    2. Add a new unique (previously un-used) UserID for the new HOST account
    3. Add the "Assignment Type", "Start Date" and "Planned End Date"
  2. Navigate to Admin Center > Import Employee Data > select "Global Assignments"
  3. Select the import file you created and Validate the file. If validation is passed > Import the file.
  4. This has now created the HOST account

 

Importing the Global Assignment Job Info data

  1. Navigate to Admin Center > Import Employee Data and download the import file template "Job Information"
    1. Add the new user-id you created in the "Creating the HOST account" section above
    2. Add the Event Reason for Add Global Assignment
    3. Add the "Start Date" value you set in the "Creating the HOST account" part of this process
    4. Add all the relevant Job Info data
  2. Navigate to Admin Center > Import Employee Data > select "Job History" > Full Purge
  3. Select the import file you created and Validate the file. If validation is passed > Import the file.
  4. This will create the "Add Global Assignment" HOST Job Information record, and as per the GACONFIG object settings, it will also create a new HOME assignment Job Information record with Employee Status = Dormant (Event Reason - Away on Global Assignment)

 

Ending the Global Assignment

  1. Navigate to Admin Center > Import Employee Data and download the import file template "Termination Details"
    1. Add the new user-id you created in the "Creating the HOST account" section above, and the person-id-external of the employee
    2. Add the Event Reason for End Global Assignment
    3. Add the "End Date" as the last date of the assignment (the end date of the assignment)
  2. Navigate to Admin Center > Import Employee Data > select "Termination Details"
  3. Select the import file you created and Validate the file. If validation is passed > Import the file.
  4. This will create the "End Global Assignment" HOST Job Information record, and as per the GACONFIG object settings, it will also create a new HOME assignment Job Information record with Employee Status = Active (Event Reason - Back from Global Assignment)

 

FAQ

Q) If we are not using the GACONFIG object to automatically End assignments and to automatically add the "Away" and "Back from" Job Info records to the HOME account, should I import those records manually?

A) Yes you will need to import them manually, but we do recommend using the GACONFIG object to automate these actions

Keywords

GA, global assignment, international assignment, job information, employee central, End Assignment, import, import employee data , KBA , LOD-SF-EC-CGA , Global Assignments/ Concurrent Employment , LOD-SF-EC-EDP , Employee Data Imports , How To

Product

SAP SuccessFactors HCM Core all versions