Oracle HRMS Interview Questions – Part 4

By | September 27, 2014
1. What are the difference between extra information type (EIT) and special information type (SIT)?
EIT and SIT Both are provided by Oracle to Capture Extra Information.
Following are main differences of SIT and EIT
1-    EIT is based on DFF whereas SIT is based on KFF of Person Analysis
2-    EIT is stored in PER_EXTRA_INFO tables where as SIT is store in PER_PERSON_ANALYSES and PER_ANALYSIS_CRITERIA tables
3-    SIT is date tracked where EIT not date tracked
4-    SIT is stored at Person Level through ‘Special Information’ button on main employee screen named ‘Enter and Maintain’. Whereas EIT can be defined at PERSON, ASSIGNMENT, CONTACT, ELEMENT, LOCATION and JOB LEVEL.
2. What are different validation types while creating the value set?
·         Dependent
·         Independent
·         None
·         Pair
·         Special
·         Table
3. What are costing types
Costing types are
·         Fixed Costed
·         Costed
·         Distributed
4. What is Soft Coded Key Flexfield
This key flexfield holds legislation-specific information. The legislation of your Business Group determines the flexfield structure that you see.
Each localization team defines a flexfield structure and uses qualifiers to define the level at which each segment is visible. Therefore, you may be able to enter information specific to your legislation at one or more of the following levels:
    • Business Group – Organization window
    • Payroll – Payroll window
    • Employee Assignment – Assignment window
5. What are Protected Key Fields and Does Oracle HRMS contains any such key flexfield?
Protected flexfield are those flexfield which are configured or need to be configured as per legislation.
Oracle HRMS supplies two key flexfields and six descriptive flexfields that are predefined and protected. Your localization team defines these flexfields to meet the specific legislative and reporting needs of your country.
The protected key flexfields are the Soft Coded Legislation key flexfield and the Bank Details key flexfield.
Your localization team determines which of these flexfields are required for your legislation, and what segments they should contain. Ensure that you select the appropriate legislation code when you define your Business Group so that you can see these flexfields.
There is long list of fast formula types available, but their usage depends on relevant module. e.g Oralce Payroll is used for payroll calculation, Element Skip for skipping the element based on some criteria, Appraisal line scoring for calculation Appraisal line score for each competency, User Table Validation for validation of table values while entered.
7. What is retro pay in Oracle payroll? How many types of retro pays are available?
RetroPay 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.
1. RetroPay by Run
2. RetroPay by Aggregate
3. RetroPay by Element
4. Enhanced RetroPay
1.     Job
2.     Position
3.     Grade
4.     People Group
5.     Cost Allocation
6.     Competence
7.     Bank Details
8.     Soft Coded
9.     Personal Analysis criteria
10.  Collective Agreement
9. What is difference between flexfield qualifier and segment qualifier?
Flexfield qualifies identifies the segment of a key flexfield (like any segment in accounting key flexfield can be natural account) whereas segment qualifier identifies the values for a segment (like posting allowed, budgeted allowed is segment qualifier for a segment in accounting flexfield).
10. Explain primary and secondary assignments. Can a person have multiple secondary assignments?
At one time, only one assignment can be a primary assignment all other assignments will be secondary assignments.
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