2537424 - Unexpected Approval task for Time recording on Project

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2537424 - Unexpected Approval task for Time recording on Project

Symptom

The Employee XYZ (XYZ represents the Employee ID) has recorded times against the Project DEF (DEF represents the Project ID).

In the Project, for the Project Task on which the times have been recorded, the Time Recording rule is set to No Approval Required.

After being released, the status of these time recordings changed to In Approval but you expected them to be in status Active.

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to the Time Administration work center.
  2. Select the Time Sheet view.
  3. Select the Time Recording sub view.
  4. Select the Employee XYZ.
  5. Select the Open Time Sheet button.

You can see the time recording are In Approval.

Cause

If an employee records times on a project on which they are not staffed neither directly nor indirectly, then the time is sent for approval regardless of the Time Recording rule in the Project.

An employee is staffed on a project if their name or Org Unit is maintained under Team and Staffing in the Project.

This mandatory approval cannot be bypassed. It serves as a safeguard to avoid employees from recording times against projects to which they are not assigned, without the Project Manager being made aware.

Resolution

This is expected behaviour.

Keywords

KBA , SRD-HR-TLM , Time and Labour Management , How To

Product

SAP BUSINESS BYDESIGN 1708 ; SAP Business ByDesign 1711