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PeopleSoft HRMS Reporting by Adam T. Bromwich

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11 Corporate Hierarchy

The department field has several meanings in PeopleSoft. Departments group employees, determine PeopleSoft security, and through the department tree provide the corporate hierarchy of reports-to relationships.

The definition of a department is deliberately vague. Consider a company of 25,000 employees. Each employee has a supervisor who reports to another who reports to another, up to the Chief Executive Officer. To set up and maintain all of these relationships on an employee level would be an extraordinary task. Each employee would have his or her own reports-to field. If a group of 500 employees shifts in the hierarchy, how long would it take to reconfigure everyone? PeopleSoft resolves this issue with the department ...

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