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2274816 - How to Create An Event Reason


How to create an event reason in Employee Central

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Event reasons are defined by the customer. They are used to define more specifically the reason why an event has taken place.

Event reasons are foundation objects. This means that the admin can create event reasons in the Admin Center  Manage Organization, Pay and Job Structures screen or by mass uploading data using a CSV file in the Admin Center  Import Foundation Data.

1)      Navigate to Admin Center -> Manage Organization, Pay and Job Structures -> Click on ‘Event Reason’ in the Create New dropdown.


2)      Provide the values for the following fields:

Effective as of     - From when should the event reason be effective or visible in the system.

Event Reason Id - A unique id for the event reason

Event Reason Name - Name for the event reason

Status - Event Reason status (Active/Inactive)

Event - The event that needs to be mapped to the event reason (The events are defined in Picklist Management)

Employee Status – The status of the employee when this particular event reason is selected in his job info portlet.


3. Once you have created the event reason, you will then have to permission the event reason by doing the following

    1. Admin Center > Manage Permission Roles

    2. Choose a role > Click Permission


    3. Go to the Employee Data Section > Event Reason > Grant Permission to Event Reason > Save


    4. Log out and log back in again and the event reason will appear

FAQ - Additional Information

Q) In which Implementation Guide can I find more information on this topic?

A) Guide: Implementing Employee Central Core

Chapter: Event Reasons

See Also

  • 2571698 - Best practices setting up business rules for event reason derivation
  • 2396664 - YouCalc and Business rules for event reason Derivation
  • 2541909 - Job Info: How to configure the Event Reason (event-reason)
  • 2475778 - Error: Unable to determine the EventReason for the proposed change(s)
  • 2617429 - Event Reason Availability and Configuration in Employee Central


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