SAP Knowledge Base Article - Public

2825337 - Changing the Classification of an Employment - Concurrent Employment


This KB article discusses the prerequisites and steps required to:

  • Change the classification of a concurrent employment from main to secondary, or vice versa, for a user with multiple employments in the system.
  • Make changes to the employment classification so - As of the effective date, the previous main employment becomes the secondary employment, and the previous secondary employment automatically becomes the main employment.


  • SAP SuccessFactors HCM Suite
  • SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central



  • To change the classification, both employments must exist in the system.
  • Ensure you have the permission for Change primary employment to complete this step.


  1. Navigate to the Employment Information section of the employee needing the change.
  2. Select >Take Action > Change Employment Details.
  3. In the Employment Details screen, you can switch any secondary assignment to be the primary assignment and then set the date on which it should take effect in the system.
  4. Save your changes.
  5. Alternatively, you can change the employment classification in the Manage Data screen, if you have the relevant permission settings.


  1. Navigate to the Admin Center.
  2. In the Tools search field, type Manage Data.
  3. In the Manage Data screen, in the Search field, select Secondary Assignments, then choose the employee's name whose secondary assignment classification you want to change.
  4. Click Insert New Record.
  5. Enter the effective date when the change becomes effective.
  6. In the Secondary Employments for all SuccessFactors Processes area, press the Delete icon next to the secondary employment that should become the main employment. This removes the classification as secondary employment from this employment.
  7. Employment/User ID field, select the main employment that should become the secondary employment.
  8. Enter any external ID.
  9. Save the changes.


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SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central all versions ; SAP SuccessFactors HXM Suite all versions