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2090302 - Configuring the Timezone in Employee Central


  • Update an Employee's Timezone
  • Where is the Timezone in Employee Central?
  • This KB article explains how to add a timezone in Employee Central

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SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central

Reproducing the Issue

Almost all instances right now are using Business Rules for propagation.

Below are steps for Non-Propagation XML / Propagation via Business Rules  based instances

To copy value of timezone from Foundation Object Location in Employee's Job Information record.

Please create a business rule and add it as onChange under JobInfo.location field.

The rule will be based on Job Information base object,

with condition: if always true

then set jobInfo.timezone equal to jobInfo.location.timzone

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Add this rule using Manage Business Configuration tool under > jobInfo > location field details

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Below are steps for Propagation XML based instances

  1. The Propagation Data Model xml has been set up so the timezone value for the location will populate in the UI when the location is selected

<propagate foundation-element-id="location">
        <field id="timezone">
            <destination hris-element-id="jobInfo" field-id="timezone"/>

  1. In the Admin UI, the Foundation Object UK Location has been given a timezone value


  1. Currently, the employee has no location or timezone in Job Information

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Populate the Location via the Update Employee Records button, allowing the Timezone value to be brought in and saved to the Employee Record:

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See Also

  • KB article 2079939 - Public profile displays the employees local time incorrectly
  • KB article 2080587 - How to ensure the correct Time Zone is synchronized to Public Profile
  • KB article 2146657 - Time Zone Management for users
  • KB article 2089394 - How to change a user's Time Zone - Platform


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SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central all versions ; SAP SuccessFactors HCM suite all versions