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2583151 - Position Not Defaulting in Rehire Process - Employee Central


  • The Hire/Rehire Configuration is enabled and in MATCHINGUSERCONFIG the option "Default Job Information during rehire" is set to YES.
  • It is working fine when performing Rehire, except for Position that is not appearing in the hire wizard.
  • The last position occupied by the employee should appear as default.

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  • SAP SuccessFactors HCM Suite
  • SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Access to Admin Center;
  2. Search for "Rehire Inactive Employee";
  3. Select the employee;
  4. Navigate for all the sections until you see Job Information details:


  1. You will notice that position is not filled even if the position has the value to be hired as yes.


  • This is currently an expected behavior. After a user gets terminated, that user is no longer assigned to that position.
  • When rehiring, we will not be able to see that position anymore.
  • This is irrespective of the options chosen when terminating the user. 


  • There is no workaround for this issue.
  • It is necessary to manually enter the position value in New Hire Wizard.


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