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2425220 - Rewards & Recognition Error - "This employee is not eligible for spot award"


Receive error message "This employee is not eligible for spot award" when trying to assign a Spot Award.

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  • SAP SuccessFactors HCM Suite
  • SAP SuccessFactors Compensation
  • SAP SuccessFactors Spot Awards

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to Compensation ->Rewards and Recognitions.
  2. Recognize and Reward someone> Search for someone to nominate> Below error is received.



It is mandatory to associate Eligibility rule to Spot Award Program. For both EC and Non-EC users, if no rules are associated under the eligibility tab, then none of the employees are eligible for the program.


Associate an Eligilbility rule for Spot Award Program to resolve this issue.

See Also



spot award, eligibility, reward eligible, success factors, sf , KBA , LOD-SF-RNR-MAP , EC Workflows & Award Routing , Problem


SAP SuccessFactors Compensation all versions ; SAP SuccessFactors HXM Suite all versions