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Time constraints are a tool used internally by the system to protect the integrity of information maintained in Organizational Management.


You use time constraints to prevent you from creating records that contradict each other. For example, a position can belong to only one organizational unit at one time. If the system allowed you to assign the position to another organizational unit during the same timeframe, there will be two contradictory records. Then, if you try to report on the data, the information will be useless.


There are four classes of time constraints:

Time constraint 0

This allows for:

Time constraint 1

This allows for:

Time constraint 2

This allows for:

Time constraint 3

This allows for:


Time constraints work interdependently with validity periods. They determine which combination of validity periods are allowed among the different types of records you create and maintain in Organizational Management.