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What are basic set ups of Oracle hrms?
In oracle HRMS there are so many modules like Core HR, Payroll, Self Service HR, Oracle learning management, iRecruitment, Time and Labour, Compensation Work bench, Oracle Advanced Benefits, Performance Management System etc., Core HR and System Administrator are the Heart of Oracle HRMS.
All basic set ups will do in Core HR with the help of System Administrator.
In system administrator we will create all the Users and Responsibilities, Flex fields, Profile values etc., In core HR we will create Organizations, Locations, Jobs, Positions, Grades, Organization Hierarchy, position Hierarchy, We will create all the employees also. These are the Basic setups in HRMS.
What are the modules available in Oracle HRMS?
  • Core HR Payroll (Includes Standard Benefits)
  • Advanced Benefits (OAB)
  • Talent Management (Performance Management)
  • Oracle Time and Labor (OTL)
  • Oracle Learning Management (OLM)
  • iRecruitment Self Services HR (SSHR)
What is the difference between a Job and a Position?
Job is general one, whereas Position is specific term to its role and responsibilities.
JOB: MANAGER (generic term), SOFTWARE DEVELOPER
POSITION: Finance Manager, HR Manager, Junior SOFTWARE ENGINEER, (this is position which is specific to the role to be played.

What are the minimum classifications to create a Business Group?
  • Business Group
  • GRE/legal Entity
  • HR Organization
What are the pre-requisites for creating a Business group?
  • Value sets
  • Key flex fields
  • Location
What are Key Flex-Fields (KFFs) in Oracle HRMS?
  • Job KFF,
  • Grade KFF,
  • People Group KFF,
  • Position KFF,
  • Cost Allocation KFF,
  • Competence KFF.
What are core flexfield?
There are 6 Core Flex fields are there
  • Job
  • Position
  • Grade
  • Competency
  • People Group
  • Cost Allocation
What is the use of HR organization?
If we want to assign the employee information to a Business Group, then we need to have HR organization classification under a business group
What is the DFF structure for EIT?
  • Extra person information
  • Assignment extra information
  • Extra location information
  • Extra position information
  • Extra job information
  • Organization developer DF
What are some Important Tables in HRMS?
  • per_all_people_f : This table will provide us the very basic information about the employee. The very data from the first screen we see when we open the ‘People -> Enter and Maintain’ form goes into this table.
  • per_all_assignments_f : This table will store all the information which is been entered in the employee assignment form.
  • per_addresses :  This table will store all the information which is been entered in the employee address form.
  • per_pay_proposals  :  This table will store all the information which is been entered in the employee salary form.
  • per_person_types_tl :  This table is used to find the type of the employee. This table is linked with the per_all_people_f with the person_type_id to find out the type of person.
  • per_jobs_tl :  This table will contain the various types of JOBS in oracle. This table is been linked with the per_all_assignments_f table to retrieve the correct job name from the employee.
  • per_grades_tl :  This table will contain the various types of GRADES in oracle. This table is been linked with the per_all_assignments_f table to retrieve the correct grade name from the employee.
  • hr_locations_all :  This table will contain the various LOCATIONS in oracle. This table is been linked with the per_all_assignments_f table to retrieve the correct location name from the employee.
  • pay_all_payrolls_f :  This table will contain the various types of PAYROLLS in oracle. This table is been linked with the per_all_assignments_f table to retrieve the correct payroll name from the employee.
  • per_pay_bases :  This table will contain the various types of PAY BASES in oracle. This table is been linked with the per_all_assignments_f table to retrieve the correct pay basis name from the employee.
  • per_assignment_status_types_tl :  This table will contain the various types of assignment types in oracle. The assignment types generally would be ‘Active Assignment’ etc.. This table is been linked with the per_all_assignments_f table to retrieve the correct job name from the employee.
  • per_person_type_usages_f :  This table will store the correct person type of the particluar employee. We should never depend on the person type present in the per_all_people_f table. Instead we need to link the person_id with this table and get the correct person type.
What are processing types of element?
Elements are nothing but the components of the salary.
For Example: Basic Salary, House Allowance, Transport Earning, Bonus, Loan Recovery etc.
There are 2 types of Processing
  • Recurring: if an entry of this element applies in every period until the entry is ended
  • Non Recurring: if an entry applies in one pay period only.
How many types of payrolls are there?
  • Regular pay
  • Quick pay
What is Retro Pay in Oracle Payroll? How many types of Retro Pays are available?
Retro Pay is a payment made for an event of past. Retro Pay stands for some old Payment due for the employee. This is used for Back Dated Salary Increments. There are four ways.
  • Retro Pay by Run
  • Retro Pay by Aggregate
  • Retro Pay by Element
  • Enhanced
What are the tools used with Oracle HRMS?
Oracle Reports, Discoverer, Standard seeded reports, View/List option of the menu – output could be exported in word/excel, WebADI etc.

What are the reports available with Oracle HRMS?
  • Absences Report
  • Assignment Status Report
  • Current and Projected Progression Point Values Report
  • Element Link Details Report
  • Employee Increment Results Report
  • Employee Movements Report
  • Employee Summary Report
  • Full Personal Details Report
What are the key flex fields present in Oracle HRMS?
  • Job
  • Position
  • Grade
  • People Group
  • Cost Allocation
  • Competence
  • Bank Details
  • Soft Coded
  • Personal Analysis crieteria
  • Collective Agreement
What is people group?
  • It is a flexible area for holding user defined assignment data
  • Data can be used for grouping sets of assignment together
  • People group can be used for element eligibility
  • This information is used by the payroll run
  • The data will be held in PAY_PEOPLE_GROUPS.
  • Group_name field holds the concatenation of segment data.
What is Retro Pay, Advance Pay & Absence Pay?
Retro Pay – Payment for any previous cycle in the current payroll run
Advance Pay – Payment for any future cycle/advance in the current payroll run
Absence Pay – Payment for leaves like sick leave, maternity leave, annual leave and other statutory leaves

What are the mandatory fields while creating Payroll?
Payroll Name, Period Type and Start Date

What are termination roles of an element?
Actual Termination: For a nonrecurring element, select Actual Termination if you want the entries to close down at the end of the pay period in which the employee leaves.
Final Close: if you want the entries to stay open beyond the employee’s leaving date so that you can continue to pay the employee.
The Last Standard Process date defaults to the last day of the pay period in which the employee is terminated, but you can set it to a later period when you terminate an
employee.

What is costing?
Costing: Recording the costs of an assignment for accounting or reporting purposes. Using Oracle Payroll, you can calculate and transfer costing information to your general ledger and into systems for project management or labor distribution.

What are costing types?
Costing types are:
  • Fixed costed
  • Costed
  • Distributed
What are the various levels where you can Set up Payroll Costing Accounts?
  • Element Entry => Highest
  • Assignment => Second Highest
  • Organization => Third Highest
  • Element Link => Fourth Highest
  • Payroll => Fifth Highest
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