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2926776 - "Employment status propagation is not possible" error when applying for a Leave of Absence


  • When Applying for a Leave of absence, the following Error message comes up : "Employment status propagation is not possible for user"
  • Administer time page displays the Error message upon trying to apply a leave

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  • SAP SuccessFactors HXM Suite
  • SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Navigate to Time off Workbench and try to apply for a leave of absence
  2. You see the Error message as below :


This is due to an Incorrect "employee-status" Picklist Configuration



SF, EC, Success factors, Employee Central, Employee status picklist is not configured properly , KBA , LOD-SF-EC-TIM , Time Off , Problem


SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central all versions