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Tenant Preferred Time Zone Available in Admin Center

Tenant preferred time zone is the server time zone before servers are migrated to the UTC time zone. You can access it in Start of the navigation pathAdmin Center Next navigation step Company Settings Next navigation step Platform Feature SettingsEnd of the navigation path.

Different time zones are used in the system to present date and time information based on business scenarios, including logged in user time zone, browser time zone, tenant preferred time zone, and UTC time zone. In places where server time zone was used, tenant preferred time zone is now used to keep the date and time information unchanged after the server migrates to UTC. However, there are occurrences of date and time information in the system where the behavior changes after the tenant preferred time zone is introduced.

Module

Feature

Date/Time Info

What's Changed

Employee Central Global Benefits
  • Claim Date in Benefit Claim

  • Request Date and Effective From Date in the Benefit Enrollment and Benefit Program Enrollment

  • Opt Out Effective From Date in Benefit Enrollments

In the current version, the dates are displayed in the time zone set in the logged in employee’s profile. If the time zone isn't assigned in the employee’s profile, then the tenant preferred time zone is considered.

In the previous version, the dates were displayed in the server time zone, irrespective of the time zone set in the employee’s profile.

Employee Central Advances Request Date in Non-Recurring Payment in Advances

In the current version, the dates are displayed in the time zone set in the logged in employee’s profile. If the time zone isn't assigned in the employee’s profile, then the tenant preferred time zone is considered.

In the previous version, the dates were displayed in the server time zone, irrespective of the time zone set in the employee’s profile.

Employee Central Income Tax Declaration for India Submission Date in Add Actual/Add Proposal in Income Tax Declaration for India

In the current version, the dates are displayed in the time zone set in the logged in employee’s profile. If the time zone isn't assigned in the employee’s profile, then the tenant preferred time zone is considered.

In the previous version, the dates were displayed in the server time zone, irrespective of the time zone set in the employee’s profile.

Employee Central OData API lastModifiedOn and createdOn

In the current version, the fields lastModifiedOn and createdOn represents date information in UTC time.

In the previous version, the fields represented date information in the server's time zone.

Employee Central Time Off Created On Date of Account Postings in Time Admin Workbench

In the current version, the created on date of account postings is displayed as per the logged-in user’s browser time zone.

In the previous version, the created on date of account postings was displayed as per server time zone.

Recruiting
  • Posting start and end date in Job Req Audit trail

  • Posted on date on career page
  • Posted date on job listing page
  • Status Date and Date Applied fields in the Jobs Applied page for External Career Site
  • Created date and Last modified date for job req status audit and Job requisition.

In the current version, the fields are in the logged-in user's time zone.

In the previous version, the fields were in the server time zone.

People Analytics Table, Canvas, and Story reports New columns with the suffix (Date) or (Timestamp) The suffix in the new fields indicates that the fields are resilient to time zone changes. The fields suffixed with (Timestamp) display a transaction date as per the tenant preferred timezone (or as per the logged in user's timezone), whereas the fields suffixed with (Date) are independent of time zone and always display the same values. We highly recommend that you replace the older date columns in your Table, Tile, Canvas, and Story reports with their newer version, which are time zone resilient. Additionally, you must use only the newer version of the date fields in all your future reports. To know more about the new fields, refer to the Addition of Time Zone Resilient Date Fields topic.

We introduce the tenant preferred time zone to mitigate the impact of server time zone migration to a minimum. As part of the Next Generation Cloud Delivery Platform, we're simplifying the date and time information handling in our data centers and planning to move all data centers to the UTC time zone. This move consolidates the time zone information and makes it consistent across servers. It also helps to streamline date and time-related operations and reduce human errors.

Role-Based Permission Prerequisites

You have the Start of the navigation pathManage System Properties Next navigation step Platform Feature SettingsEnd of the navigation path permission.

What's Changed

There is a new section called Tenant Preferred Time Zone on the top of the Platform Feature Settings page.
How It Looks Now

In the current version, a new section Tenant Preferred Time Zone is added in the Platform Feature Settings page.

This is the previous version of the Platform Feature Settings page.
How It Looked Before

Technical Details

Reference Number

PSP-2367

Type

New

Configuration Type

Universal

Lifecycle

General Availability

Module

  • Employee Central
  • Performance and Goals
  • Platform
  • Recruiting
  • Succession Planning
  • Career Development

Feature

  • Global Benefits
  • Time Off

Major or Minor

Major

Link to Demo

Software Version

2H 2021

Valid as Of

2021-11-19

Latest Document Revision

2021-10-08