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2642456 - Terminated Employee Shows as Incumbent in Vacant Position - Advanced Reporting


A terminated employee is showing up as an incumbent within a vacant position

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  • SAP SuccessFactors HXM Suite
  • SAP SuccessFactors Workforce Analytics
  • Advanced Reporting

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to Org Chart
  2. Position Org Chart
  3. Search for the Position
  4. Check that there is no Incumbent


  5. Now go to Advanced Reporting and create a new Position report
  6. Filter by the position
  7. Add some fields from Incumbent(s) table, including the employee status
  8. Notice the employee status is terminated but it is still showing as incumbent for this position:

  9. Go back to Position Org Chart and check the Incumbent History
  10. See the terminated employee is the last incumbent of this position:



The incumbent table pulls information from the EC Job Information table, which just searches for users who have this position listed in their last record


  • It is expected that a user who was the incumbent of a position and was then terminated, leave the position vacant
  • However, although terminated in Job Information, the user has the position maintained in the last record
  • Therefore, even if the position is vacant, the Incumbent information will be displayed

Possible Workarounds

  • Use the 'Vacant' / 'To be Hired' / 'To be recruited' field from the Position table


  • Add filters to one of the 'Incumbent Employee Status' fields to exclude terminated employees

See Also

KB article 2261877 - Duplicate Records and Canceled Position shown in Position table - Advanced Reporting


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