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3329883 - Right to Return scenario with multiple Leave of Absences


You have a scenario where you have Position Right to Return enabled and you have noticed that the Position is getting updated upon inserting multiple Leave of Absences events.

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  • SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central
  • SAP SuccessFactors HXM Suite

Reproducing the Issue

1. Enter a Leave of Absence record from 3rd of May to 10th of May, with Actual Return Date of 11th of May, as shown below:

2. Also, you have noticed that, when the employee enters the Leave of Absence period, their Position gets updated at the end date of the first leave with an end date of '12/31/9999':

3. However, your employee needs to enter into a second Leave of Absence period - on the Actual Return Date of the first leave, on 11th of May:

4. Once again, the Position is updated, now with the previous record - effective as of '05/11/2023' - with the end date set to '05/18/2023' (Expected Return Date of the second Leave of Absence request) and a new time slice has been added, with the End Date set to '12/31/9999':


Expected behavior.


By default, the Position object has an 'indefinite' End Date, set to '12/31/9999' (unless configured otherwise). Upon an employee entering the Paid/Unpaid Leave status, their Position gets unassigned from them until they return from the absence status. 

On this scenario with multiple Leave of Absences, the first record on the Position gets an end date due to the fact that the second absence will put the employee on Leave again, and will need to update the status of the Position when they return from leave once again.

See Also


LOA, Leave of Absence, Position Management, Position, Right to Return, RTR, multiple leave of absences, multiple leave of absences, multiple loa, end date, position, time off, employee central, Manage Position , KBA , LOD-SF-EC-TIM-ABS , Absence error's - Calculations, Deductions, TT&ET , LOD-SF-EC-TIM , Time Off , LOD-SF-EC-POS-RTR , Right to Return , LOD-SF-EC-POS , Position Management , Problem


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