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2651788 - Move Position button not appearing when Supervisor is changed in MSS - Employee Central


Customer has PP3 enabled and wanted to take advantage of moving position when changing an employee's supervisor assignment.

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  • SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central
  • Position Management

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Access the Employee`s Profile;
  2. Take Action;
  3. Select Change Job and Compensation Info;
  4. Select Job Information;
  5. Change the Supervisor;
  6. The option Move Position does not appear.


The are missing Pre-Requisites for this feature.


The customer needs to have configured the following Pre-Requisites:

  • Position Management needs to be activated;
  • The executing user needs to have the permission to move new employees;
  • The change happens in MSS – not in history;
  • There are changes in MSS at all AND the changes are on the Job Info;
  • Leading Hierarchy is Position Hierarchy;
  • The Supervisor changed;
  • The new supervisor is not empty and not NO_MANAGER;
  • The new supervisor has a position assigned;
  • The employee has a position assigned;
  • The position assignment was not changed manually in the same transaction;
  • The new parent position isn’t already current parent position of the employees position;
  • Permission: The Option to Move Position to New Supervisor on Job Info Change permission must be set in Permission Settings;
  • Permission: The "Position" field in Job Information needs to be visible (i.e. View Current permission must be granted to the "Position" field in Job Info)
  • Permission: The "Manager" field in Job Information needs to have View Current, View History and Edit/Insert permission granted.
  • The manager-id field needs to be configured under Job Information Section (Check image below).

Admin Center > Manager Business Configuration > jobInfo


After configure all pre-requisites the option to Move Position will be displayed accordingly.


See Also

Guide for reference: Moving Positions When Changing An Employee's Supervisor Assignment

2636185 - Position Management: Move Position to New Supervisor on Job Info Change - 1805


ECT-91600, move position, manager change, supervisor change, 1805, position, ec, move position to new supervisor, ECT-54920
, KBA , LOD-SF-EC-POS-JTP , Job Information to Position Sync , How To


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