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How Changes to Employee Smoker Status Affect Benefits Administration and Payroll (Doc ID 640214.1)

Last updated on JUNE 09, 2023

Applies to:

PeopleSoft Enterprise HCM Benefits Administration - Version 8.9 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


HRMS 8.9 introduces effective date processing for many employee and dependent characteristics.

One of these is the Employee Smoker Status. There are two records involved: PERS_DATA_EFFDT and PERS_SMOKER. The SMOKER_DT field on PERS_SMOKER must be less than or equal to the EFFDT value on PERS_DATA_EFFDT for BenAdmin and Payroll to select the correct smoker or nonsmoker status.


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