PeopleSoft Absence Management 9.1 – Extended Leave Framework
By Carolyn Cozart on Oct 13, 2011
Managing Extended Leaves can be costly besides being an administrative headache. Managing Extended Leaves manually could also lead to expensive administrative errors, such as lost paperwork, incorrect calculation of eligibility and leave balances, and missing opportunities to detecting leave abuse, among others.
Absence Management Release 9.1 now offers an Extended Leave Framework to help track all information related to an extended leave such as leave type, reason, medical certifications, physical therapy sessions, and so on. The Extended Leave Framework provides support for a wide variety of Extended Absences such as FMLA (Family Medical Leave Act) in the United States, Canadian Employment Standards Act (Maternity, Parental, and Compassionate Care Leave), Statutory Sick and Maternity Pay in the United Kingdom, Educational Leave in Germany, among others. These types of leaves typically have more rigorous eligibility criteria, require documentation to support the taking of the leave, and need more or different levels of approval as well as a higher degree of confidentiality than typical leaves.
The Framework allows you to configure multiple templates to track the data required, based on your leave policy, using configurable sections. These sections can accommodate different types of data as well as validations that you may want to perform in those fields such as making a field required, prompt to other tables in the system, and so on. The Framework allows documents related to or supporting the extended leave request to be attached, such as PDFs, Word documents, and emails. The Extended Leave framework has also been designed with employee’s privacy in mind by deploying a robust roles based security framework. The Extended Leave Framework is also integrated with the PeopleSoft Approval Workflow Engine so you will define who receives notifications and who will be the approver for your extended leave requests.
For more information about Absence Management Extended Leave Framework you can download the Using Extended Leave Framework within PeopleSoft HCM 9.1 Absence Management White Paper (Document ID 1262812.1) in My Oracle Support.