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2389381 - Learning Item Required by Date is showing one day later in Supervisor/Manager page view


  • A Supervisor assigns an Item to a subordinate user and sets a Required Date
  • When Supervisor views the user's Learning Plan on My Employees page, it shows a day later


  • SAP SuccessFactors
  • Learning Management System (LMS)

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Login as a Supervisor User
  2. Navigate to My Employees
  3. Select "Assign/Remove Learning" from Supervisor Links
  4. Assign an Item to the user and specify a Required Date (Due Date)
  5. Reload the Learning Plan for the User in My Employees tab
  6. Note the Due Date shows 1 day later (or days past due is off by a day in case of items that are past the required by date)
  7. The User sees the correct date in his/her learning plan
  8. In Admin view, the date appears correct on the User record Assigned Items


  • This is caused by the Supervisor / Manager user having a Time Zone later than the User
  • User required date is stored in the User's timezone
  • Example:
    1. User is in PST (GMT -8), Supervisor is in EST (GMT -5)
    2. Supervisor sets Required date to March 15th
    3. It is then stored as March 15th, 11:59pm PST
    4. For the Supervisor, this would be viewed as March 16th 2:59am EST (which is 11:59pm PST)


  • For the My Employees page, there are no options to have the Required Date to be displayed in the Supervisor's timezone
  • If the Supervisor sets their preferred time zone to that of their subordinates, they will see the expected time
  • For Administrators, there is an option to disable the Required Dates to be displayed in the Learner's timezone, but it does not change this for the My Employees view:
    1. Login as an Admin
    2. Navigate to System Admin > System Configuration
    3. Open LMS_ADMIN in edit mode
    4. Locate the entry for learningPlanDisplayInLearnerTimezone
      • If the option is true then, by default, dates are displayed in the User's preferred time zone.
      • If false, it is displayed in the Admin's preferred time zone.
      • Default: true



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