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2356893 - Pay Components not visible in ESS and MSS


Pay components are not visible under dropdown via Take Action -> Change Job and compensation Information -> Compensation Information -> Pay Component Recurring and Pay Component Non-recurring.


SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to the people profile of an employee;
  2. Try to edit the Compensation Information through Pencil Icon or Take Action and select some specific pay component that you have permission;
  3. Pay component is not available.


1. All the fields with 2 choices as option in the dropdown should have a value assigned. For example fields like, Pay component Type, Target, Can Override, etc.

2. Please verify whether the pay components are country-specific by going to Manage Data -> Country -> Select any country's value and make sure there is no association with pay component wrapper object.

You can verify this by going to Configure Object Definitions -> Country -> scroll down till Associations. If there is an association with Pay component wrapper object, it means pay components are country-specific and country object (under Manage Data) should have assigned pay components so that the users belonging to those countries can be assigned filtered pay components.


If the association is configured in the system, add the pay component to the Country object in Manage Data by searching for the country and adding it to the association section.

Note: when pay components are associated to the country, in case of country or legal entity change via Take Action -> Change Job and Compensation Info, the new country needs to be saved before the new pay components are assigned, in case the pay components are not associated to both (previous and new) countries.

See Also

For more details about that feature see EC Master Implementation Guide: Implementing Employee Central Core

And see Implementing and Configuring Employee Payments in Employee Central:


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