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2458843 - Time Zone is Incorrect on the Employee Profile Page


  • In the Employee Profile the wrong local time is displayed
  • An incorrect code is being use for Time Zones within the UDF file

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Reproducing the Issue

  1. Identify who this is affecting (number of users) by pulling the UDF (User Directory File).
  2. Identify the time zone specified in the time zone column:



  • Compare this with the available time zones supported within the SF application:
  • Please see KB Article 2443069 - How to Check Available Time Zones - SuccessFactors 
  • From the csv file, notice not just supported time zones, but also the correct codes to be added to the UDF for time zones. 


  • In this particular scenario, the user had entered "China" in the time zone column of the UDF.
  • Upon investigation of the Time Zone csv, notice the correct code for China time zone is "CTT" and not "China".
  • Advised the user to change this value in the UDF to resolve this issue.
  • What may also help during early stages of troubleshooting, is to identify the actual time of the server.
  • This can be checked in provisioning when creating a new scheduled job: 

  • As mentioned above, this is one scenario of time zone inconsistencies.
  • Depending upon the instance's configuration, there are other possible causes of this issue, if the user's UDF configuration does not provide the root cause. 
  • For users with Employee Central (EC), the Manage Users feature is not available, as the time zone data is maintained in Employee Central > Job Information and synchronized to Employee Profile.

See Also

  • KB Article 2443069 - How to Check Available Time Zones - SuccessFactors
  • KB article 2089394 - How to change a user's Time Zone - Platform
  • KB article 2079939 - Public profile displays the employees local time incorrectly
  • KB article 2090302 - Where is the Time Zone in Employee Central EC? How do you add it?
  • KB article 2080587 - How to ensure the correct Time Zone is synchronized to Public Profile


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