Posted by Kannappan Krishnan
Comments (4)
November 26th, 2007

One of the Key for Manager Self Service transactions is setting up of Direct Reports for Manager.

For every MSS Transaction, The First page is always Direct Reports Listing Page. Generally this list is determined by Organizational Hierarchy Setup. (For Eg: Departmental Hierarchy or Supervisor driven Hierarchy). If we correlate with PeopleSoft Terminology, I would say this will come under any of these access types

  1. By Supervisor Id
  2. By Reports To Position
  3. By Department Manager Id
  4. By Department Security Tree
  5. By Part Position Management Supervisor
  6. By Part Position Management Department Manager ID
  7. By Group Id

If we take access type“By Reports To Position”, it means Organizational Hierarchy is determined by the Employee’s Reporting Position Number.

In PeopleSoft, this Direct Reports Listing is constructed by 2 types of Setups

Direct Reports Setup



Configure Direct Reports UI


Configure” Button is used to setup the Access Type and the fields to be displayed on the Direct Reports Listing page.



Note: Configure Direct Reports UI is the new feature provided in PeopleSoft HCM 8.9 Version onwards.

In order to verify the above mentioned setups, PeopleSoft itself provided options to validate the setups. This is done by using Invoke Direct Reports API – This is used to view the Direct Reports of the Manager

Invoke Direct Reports UI API – This is used to view the MSS Transaction pages for a particular MSS Component

Note: Navigation for these setups:
Setup HRMS >> Common Definition >> Direct Reports for Manager

Comments (4)

lakshmi varadarajan - November 18th, 2009

Hi, how to set Manager approval for edevelopment I am using Peoplesoft8.8version. I am doing vanilla configuration for edevelopment. I got struck with MSS transaction. An employee requested for training and approval mail recd tru email but the link is not going to MSS Approval for training as manager. Guide how to set Manager approval for edevelopment

Kannappan Krishnan - April 30th, 2008

Hi RD - Yes.we can use OPRROWS instead of Direct Reports UI. But we need to have separate Launching Component for this and then Direct Reports Setup to be done for this new launching component.

RD - April 22nd, 2008

Is there any way we can setup to use OPRROWS instead of Direct Reports UI..I mean if we want carry over the same thing (OPRROWS) from previous version?

Raj - March 10th, 2008

Great info!! Thanks for sharing..

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