In 2013 and subsequent versions of the Guide to Data Standards - the early version of the National Initiative for Cyber-security Education (NICE) framework – the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) required Federal Agencies to assign a unique two-digit cybersecurity code to each of their position categories and specialty areas. In 2016, the NICE framework evolved and OPM adopted a three-digit cyber-security code.
PeopleSoft has published a Position Statement on My Oracle Support providing details of the scope of these changes which are planned to be delivered in an upcoming image à Cyber Security Speciality Code changes 2017 - Position Statement Link
In the interim, a Patch Release Patchset (PRP) is available now for download. This PRP includes a subset of the functionality planned for delivery as described in the position statement referenced above. Summary of the changes delivered in the PRP include:
Changes delivered via PRP on Oct 12th, 2017:
PRP MoS Link
USF Cyber Security Speciality Code Increase Field Size
Modified Cyber Security Speciality Field length from 2 char to 3 char
Modified Cyber Security Speciality Code field setup to include:
Category Code and Description
Cyber Security Speciality Area Code Description
Cyber Security Work Role Code and Description
Deliver new 3 character codes - All the new 53 codes are effective from 1st December 2016
Modify Add/Update Position Data setup to allow using new codes - More than 1 and up to 3 cyber security codes can be associated with a position.
Modify Job pages to allow associating upto three codes with an employee - All associated codes should be visible in transaction pages of the employee.
Modified delivered CPDF Validation program and SQR Reports to report upto 3 Cyber Security Speciality codes for an employee. The 9 character field has been added to meet reporting requirement.
SQR /Cobol modified to populate the value by reading the codes from Job record and concatenating based on priority to form 9 character codes.
Additionally, validations have been delivered to prevent data errors.
Note: Another blog will be posted once the final solution is included in an image.