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2809742 - Time Off: Role based Permission for creating Recurring Absences


New permission check for recurring absence in 1908

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  • SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central - Time Off


Till 1905 Release we did not had option to provide permission for recurring absence feature. All employees could create recurring absences.

However a new permission setting has been introduced in 1908 release.


  • Recurring absence feature will be hidden by default post 1908 release(in Fiori Time off ESS UI)
  • Existing customers for the new Time off ESS UI who are using recurring absence feature will have to  manually enable it via the permission setting. There is no automatic migration provided for this.
  • This feature is not impacted by admin scenario” . If the absence UI is a launched using admin workbench , the recurring absence feature is not hidden by any permission setting

How to provide permission

Navigate to admin center--->Manage permission role--->Choose respective role--->Time management permission---->Select the check box "Create recurring absence in employee self service scenario "

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