HRMS Terminology ( Alphabet A)

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Absence : A period of time in which an employee performs no work for the assigned organization.

Absence Case :  Two or more absences for the same person that you associate manually because they share a common factor, such as the same underlying cause.

Absence Type : Category of absence, such as medical leave or vacation leave that you define for use in absence windows.

Accrual : The recognized amount of leave credited to an employee which is accumulated for a particular period.

Accrual Band :  A range of values that determines how much paid time off an employee accrues. The values may be years of service, grades, hours worked, or any other factor.

Accrual Period : The unit of time, within an accrual term, in which PTO is accrued. In many plans, the same amount of time is accrued in each accrual period, such as two days per month. In other plans, the amount accrued varies from period to period, or the entitlement for the full accrual term is given as an upfront amount at the beginning of the accrual term.

Accrual Plan : Oracle Provides Accrual plan Functionality for calculating leaves balance calculation and Balance Carry Over calculations

Accrual Term : The period, such as one year, for which accruals are calculated. In most accrual plans, unused PTO accruals must be carried over or lost at the end of the accrual term. Other plans have a rolling accrual term which is of a certain duration but has no fixed start and end dates.

Action : In AME, an Action is the Then part of an Approval Rule that specifies how the application must progress a transaction's approval process in a particular way depending on the conditions met.

Action Type : In AME, an action type is the generic container for specific actions. It enables you to specify the action to take if a transaction meets the condition of an approval rule. The action type, thus, generates the appropriate approvers for a transaction. As an AME administrator you can make particular action types available for specified transaction types. See: Transaction Types.

Active Employee : DBI for HRMS counts an employee as active if they have a current period of service at the effective dateIf an employee is suspended, DBI for HRMS still counts them as active.DBI for HRMS also uses the term Incumbent to refer to an active employee.

Active Contingent Worker : DBI for HRMS counts a contingent worker as active if they have a current period of placement at the effective date.If a contingent worker is suspended, DBI for HRMS still counts them as active. DBI for HRMS also uses the term Incumbent to refer to an active contingent worker.

Activity Rate : The monetary amount or percentage associated with an activity, such as $12.35 per pay period as an employee payroll contribution for medical coverage. Activity rates can apply to participation, eligibility, coverages, contributions, and distributions.

Actual Premium :  The per-participant premium an insurance carrier charges the plan sponsor for a given benefit.

Administrative Enrollment :  A type of scheduled enrollment caused by a change in plan terms or conditions and resulting in a re-enrollment.

Advance Pay :  A process that recalculates the amount to pay an employee in the current period, to make an authorized early payment of amounts that would normally be paid in future payroll periods.

Agency :  An external organization that assists an enterprise in their recruitment process. Agencies act on behalf of the candidates to help them search and apply for jobs. They provide candidates to the fill up job openings in an enterprise or sometimes handle the complete placement process for a vacancy.

Agency Candidate :  An agency candidate is a person whose profile is created in iRecruitment by a recruiting agency. This profile includes personal and professional information.

Agency User :  An external person who belongs to a recruiting agency and accesses iRecruitment to conduct recruiting activities such as creating candidates and applying on behalf of the candidates.

Alert : An email notification that you can set up and define to send a recipient or group of recipients a reminder or warning to perform a certain task or simply a notification to inform the recipient of any important information.

Align :  To define a relationship between objectives. Workers can align their own objectives with objectives that other workers have shared with them. Aligned objectives are also known as supporting objectives.

AME : Oracle Approvals Management Engine. A highly extensible approvals rules engine that enables organizations implementing Oracle Applications to simply and effectively define business rules that determine who must approve a transaction originating within an application. You can devise simple or complex rules, as your organization requires, which then form part of your overall business flow. A central repository holds all the rules to facilitate management and sharing between business processes.

API : Application Programmatic Interfaces, used to upload data to the Oracle Applications database. APIs handle error checking and ensure that invalid data is not uploaded to the database.

Applicant: An applicant is a person who submits an application for employment to an  organization.

Applicability : In HRMS budgeting, a term describing whether a budget reallocation rule pertains to donors or receivers.

Applicant/Candidate Matching Criteria : Matching functionality in the iRecruitment system that systematically identifies which candidates and applicants possess the skills, knowledge and abilities to be considered for a specific vacancy. The following columns are used for matching:

·         Skills

·         FT/PT

·         Contractor/Employee

·         Work at Home

·         Job Category

·         Distance to Location

·         Key Words

·         Salary

·         Apply for a Job

 An SSHR function that enables an employee to, apply, search and prepare applications for an internally advertised vacancy.

Appraisal : An appraisal is a process where an employee's work performance is rated and future objectives set.

Appraise : The person who is the subject of an appraisal.

Appraiser : A person, usually a manager, who appraises an employee.

Appraising Manager : The person who initiates and performs an Employee-Manager or 360 Degree Appraisal. An appraising manager can create appraisal objectives.

Approval Rule : In AME, a business rule that determines a transaction's approval process. You construct rules using conditions and actions. For example, you can write a business rule with the conditions that if the total cost of a transaction is less than 1000 USD, and the transaction is for travel expenses, then the action must be to obtain approval from the immediate supervisor of person triggering the transaction. See also Conditions, Actions.

Approver Groups : In AME, an approver group is a collection of approvers you define, which you can include as part of actions when you set up your approval rules.

Arrestment :  Scottish court order made out for unpaid debts or maintenance payments.

Assessment : An information gathering exercise, from one or many sources, to evaluate a person's ability to do a job.

Assignment : A worker's assignment identifies their role within a business group. The assignment is made up of a number of assignment components. Of these, organization is mandatory, and payroll is required (for employees only) for payment purposes.

Assignment Number : A number that uniquely identifies a worker's assignment. A worker with multiple assignments has multiple assignment numbers.

Assignment Rate : A monetary value paid to a contingent worker for a specified period of time. For example, an assignment rate could be an hourly overtime rate of $10.50.

Assignment Set : A grouping of employees and applicants that you define for running Quick Paint reports and processing payrolls.

Assignment Status : For workers, used to track their permanent or temporary departures from your enterprise and, for employees only, to control the remuneration they receive. For applicants, used to track the progress of their applications.

Attribute : In AME, attributes are the business facts of a transaction, such as the total amount of a transaction, percentage of a discount, an item's category, or a person's salary and so on. These business variables form part of the conditions of an approval rule, and determine how the transaction must progress for approvals.

Authoria : A provider of health insurance and compensation information, that provides additional information about benefits choices.