Editing a Competency in the Employee's Competence Profile (Doc ID 1594206.1)

Last updated on DECEMBER 21, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Performance Management - Version 12.1.3 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

On : 12.1.3 version, Compentecies Setup in ALL instances.


ACTUAL BEHAVIOR
When the competency profiles are updated such that the 'Proficiency Level', 'Date From' and 'Date To' are changed, then on saving the changes
and re querying the records, it is observed that System changes 'Date To' value so that the two records are continuous without any gaps.

This causes confusion to the users and also given incorrect interpretation of data.


EXPECTED BEHAVIOR
Expectation is that either System should not alter the 'Date To' field or it should NOT allow user to change the 'Date To' field and give a message to the user
justifying such restriction.


STEPS
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The issue can be reproduced at will with the following steps:
1. Create an employee and added a competency as below:

    Competence                          Proficiency Level        Date From            Date To
    --------------------------------    ----------------------   ------------------   -----------------
    Core.People Motivation           1 - Novice                 01-AUG-2011       31-JUL-2012


2. Next, the competency details to be updated as below:
    Proficiency Level : From ‘1 – Novice’ to ‘4 – Proficient’
    Date From: From 01-AUG-2011 to 30-AUG-2013
    Date To: From 31-JUL-2012 to 29-AUG-2014.

    The competency details will be as below:
    Competence                          Proficiency Level          Date From           Date To
    --------------------------------   -------------------------  ------------------   -----------------
    Core.People Motivation           4 – Proficient               30-AUG-2013       29-JUL-2014



3. Next, the records are to be re queried and find the records as below:

  Competence                        Proficiency Level       Date From           Date To
  -------------------------------- ----------------------   ------------------  -----------------
  Core.People Motivation         4 – Proficient            30-AUG-2013      29-JUL-2014
  Core.People Motivation         1 - Novice                 01-AUG-2011     29-AUG-2013



  This is the issue customer is referring to.

  It can be observed that the end date of the first record which was '31-JUL-2012' has got defaulted to '29-AUG-2013' by the system.
  Customer says that this gives an incorrect information as this means that the employee had that competency level till 29-AUG-2013 which is NOT true.

  So, customer's expectation is that either system should leave the dates as expected by the user who is updating or if this is the expected functionality,
  then there should be a message to the user that the end date will get changed so that there will be no gap or should NOT allow user to change the end dates


BUSINESS IMPACT
The issue has the following business impact:
Due to this issue, users are getting confused with the competency profile effective dates.

Cause

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