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Sunday, April 3, 2011

Time Recording, CATS, Time Evaluation related HR interview Questions

Week 03: Time Recording, CATS, Time Evaluation

1. The following are the options available in SAP Time Management:

a. Incentive Wages
b. Shift Planning
c. CATS
d. Time Recording
e. None of these


2. The different methods for transferring employee time data to the SAP system are:

a. Record only deviations to the work schedule
b. Record only Substitutions
c. Record Actual Times.
d. Record only Absences from working time.
e. Record exceptions to the work schedule

3. Shift Planning component of Time Management offers the following benefits:

a. Distribute human resources of your enterprise appropriately and efficiently.
b. It helps you to assign shift time, shift location, selection of employees and number of required employees so that your personnel capacity is utilized to its maximum effect
c. You can schedule and create working hours for your employees in a flexible manner to cover requirements.
d. You can also create time data for any number of employees at the same time, as well as for one or more days, weeks or even months.
e. There is continuous transfer of data between the R/3 Time Management and R/3 Human Resources, ensuring that data is kept updated and current throughout the system. However there is no integration between Shift Planning and other R/3 components like, Organizational Management and Personnel Development.

4. The integration with other R/3 Human Resource Components helps you to perform the following functions in Shift Planning-

a. Access to Organizational Structures
b. Access to Travel Privileges.
c. Access to Employee Qualifications
d. Determining an employee’s working hours
e. Perform career & succession planning.


5. A shift group in Shift Planning is defined as –

a. A group of requirements types and shifts that is only valid for this shift group.
b. The shift group is assigned to the entry object used to enter shift planning.
c. You assign shift groups to entry objects in the Shift Group infotype (1039).
d. Data from Personal Work Schedule is used as the basis for Shift Group of each Organizational Unit.
e. None of the above

6. The following are true in the case of Incentive Wages Administration:

a. R/3 Incentive wages supports only individual Incentive Wages and not the group incentive wages.
b. Data for R/3 Incentive Wages is recorded as Time Tickets
c. Confirmations are either entered at a subsystem by each employee and then uploaded to the Logistics Component, or recorded there manually. These are transferred as work time events or duration’s to the Incentive wage component.
d. The time tickets recorded are valuated when gross payroll is run.
e. R/3 Incentive wages does not have integration with R/3 Payroll.

7. Employee Sub Groups are used in R/3 Time Management to control:

a. Work Schedules
b. Shift Planning
c. Time Quotas
d. Public Holiday Calendar
e. Substitution Types and Availability Types





8. A personnel sub area grouping for work schedules can be defined as:

a. It allows you to control whether a particular work schedule is applicable for a personnel sub area.
b. A Group of personnel sub areas for which the same work schedules apply.
c. It controls whether a particular work schedule is applicable for an Employee Group. For E.g. Salaried Employees, Hourly Wage Earners etc.
d. Work Schedules Rules can have same names, even if they are assigned to different Personnel Sub Area Groupings.
e. Personnel Sub Area grouping for Work Schedules is independent from other Personnel Sub Area groupings for different Time Management Aspects.

9. A Work Schedule Rule comprises of the following elements:

a. Public Holidays
b. Daily Work Schedules
c. Planned Working Time
d. Break Schedules
e. Daily Work Schedule Variants

10. Public Holidays can have one of the following characteristics:

a. Fixed Date
b. Special Holidays
c. Specific Date and Day of the week
d. Distance to Easter
e. Movable Holidays

11. A Half Day holiday can be defined using the following public holiday class:

a. Holiday Class 0
b. Holiday Class Blank
c. Holiday Class 3
d. Holiday Class 1
e. Holiday Class 2








12. Define a Daily Work Schedule Variant:

a. An alternative version of daily work schedule with different work times.
b. This is used for employees who work a reduced work schedule prior to certain Holidays.
c. You create a Daily Work Schedule Variant with the same name as the original daily work schedule, but with an additional indicator distinguishing it from its corresponding Daily Work Schedule.
d. The conditions upon which the variants apply are defined in specific rules.
e. None of the above.

13. You can define the following type of breaks in a daily work schedule:

a. Overtime Breaks
b. Fixed Breaks
c. Holidays
d. Dynamic Breaks
e. Off Day Breaks

14. In a Flex Time Work Schedule we can define specific times when employees are required to be at work. These are recorded as:

a. Flex Time
b. Tolerance Time
c. Core Time
d. Variant
e. None of the above

15. What is the purpose of assigning a Daily Work Schedule Class?

a. It is used in a rounding rule.
b. It specifies the rules and conditions for generating time wage types.
c. It determines how absences and attendances are counted.
d. It is used in a counting rule.
e. It is used in a Deduction Rule









16. What is defined in the following rule for determining a Daily Work Schedule Variant ?

Rule No Holiday Class Hol.Cl.next day Week Day Variant
B 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 B 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
AA 01 - - X - - - - - - - X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X B


a. If the current day is a Tuesday the Daily Work Schedule Variant B is referenced regardless of the Holiday class.
b. A daily work schedule Variant B is referenced when the current day is a Half-day public holiday, regardless of whether or not the following day is a public holiday and regardless of the day of the week of the current day.
c. A daily work schedule Variant B is referenced when the current day is a Normal public holiday, regardless of whether or not the following day is a public holiday and regardless of the day of the week of the current day.
d. A daily work schedule Variant B is referenced when the current day is not a day public holiday, regardless of whether or not the following day is a public holiday and regardless of the day of the week of the current day.
e. None of the above.


17. Day Type 2 stands for:

a. Day on which an employee works and is paid.
b. Special Day on which an employee does not work and is paid according to payroll rules.
c. Day on which an employee does not work, but is still paid.
d. Day on which an employee does not work and is also not paid.
e. Normal Working Day.

18. How is a Day type determined in a Day Type Rule:

a. By the day of the weekday.
b. By the public holiday class for that specific day of the week.
c. By the public holiday class for Saturday.
d. By the public holiday class for Sunday.
e. None of the above





19. The following are valid for a work schedule rule:

a. A work schedule must be generated before it can be used.
b. Payroll does not use the work schedule rule for getting the Average Working time for an employee.
c. The starting point in a work schedule rule determines the validity date of the work schedule rule.
d. Several work schedule rules can be based on one period work schedule.
e. When generating the work schedule rule, the public holiday calendar stored in the work schedule rule is referenced.

20. An employees working time, including changes, deviations, such as substitutions etc are included in a: (Single Answer)

a. Daily Work Schedule
b. Period Work Schedule
c. Personal Work Schedule
d. Work Schedule Rule
e. Daily Work Schedule Variant

21. What are the different methods available in making Part Time Working provisions:

a. Create a work schedule rule with fewer working hours.
b. Create a work schedule rule with fewer working days.
c. Create a work schedule rule with both fewer working hours as well as with fewer days.
d. Modify the Average Working hours per day, week, month or year in the existing daily work schedule in the Planned Working Time Infotype for each applicable employee.
e. Set the employment percentage in Planned Working Time Infotype


22. SAP Time Management provides various systems and methods for Time Recording. They are:

a. Cross Application Time Sheet
b. Front End Time Recording Systems
c. ESS
d. Customer specific System with interface to SAP
e. Time Administrators




23. What are the different options available in Substitutions Infotype (IT-2003)?

a. Change Individual Working Time
b. Change Daily Work Schedule
c. Change Work Schedule Rule
d. Effect Different Payment
e. Mutual Substitutions

24. An Absence Record is created in Infotype 2001 with Time Constraint Class 01 collides with an existing Absence Record in Infotype 2001 that also has the time constraint class 01. The system reacts by delimiting the existing record. What is the reaction type used here?

a. V
b. E
c. W
d. N
e. None of the above.

25. The duration of an Absence is calculated in different types of Units in Absence Infotype (2001). How is Unit Type Payroll Hours/Days used here?

a. System calculates calendar days using actual calendar days for the absence.
b. Absence hours/days are based on planned hours as per the Work Schedule
c. Days are calculated on the basis of settings made in the Absence Counting Rules.
d. Payroll Days/Hours are used for deducting quotas and in payroll accounting.
e. None of the above

26. The Company ABC has Absence Quota Types Casual Leave (7days), Earned Leaves (20days) and Sick Leaves (7days). It has adopted a Leave Policy that an employee can avail of 2 days of Casual Leave from their Earned Leave Quota, if they have already exhausted the Casual Leave Quota during a Year. You can set up this rule through sequencing and prioritizing, by using: (Single Answer)

a. Counting Rule
b. Rounding Rule
c. Deduction Rule
d. Assigning Counting Rule to Absence Type
e. None of the above

27. What are the different conditions you can specify in a Counting Rule:

a. Conditions for Current Day
b. Conditions based on Work Schedules
c. Conditions based on Planned Hours
d. Conditions for Attendances and Absences
e. Conditions for differential payments


28. What is a Quota Multiplier in a Counting Rule?

a. It specifies how Payroll Days/Hours are calculated.
b. You can reduce the Quota accruals by specifying a Quota Multiplier of less than 100%
c. You can increase the Quota accruals by specifying a Quota Multiplier of more than 100%
d. A quota multiplier of 100% means that the absence hours/days are evaluated at 100%
e. It specifies that all days be counted.

29. In Absence Quota Infotype (2006) we can specify, Negative Deduction. What does this mean?

a. It restricts the Quota from being deducted more than the specified limits.
b. It defines the days/ hours, which can be deducted over and above the entitlement.
c. It specifies whether a time quota can be deducted over and above the entitlement.
d. Negative Deduction implies that, the employee has availed over and above the entitlement.
e. While assigning a deduction rule, to a counting rule, you need to specify deduction rule in the Over Entitlement field.

30. How do you activate a Quota Deduction for a particular Absence Type? (Pick only two answers which are more specific to the question)

a. You can activate Quota Deduction by specifying Deduction Rules.
b. If deduction should be possible after the end date of the quota interval, you need to activate Deduction Over Interval Filed.
c. Set the Quota Deduction Indicator while assigning Counting Rules to Absence Type.
d. Set the Quota Multiplier in the Deduction Rule.
e. Quota Deduction is enabled when Counting Rules to Absence Types.
31. What are the different methods by which Quotas can be accrued?

a. Manual Entry in Infotype 2006
b. Setting up default values when creating records in Absence Quota Infotype (2006)
c. Automatic Accrual
d. Using report RPTQTA00
e. Using Time Evaluation Driver RPTIME00

32. What are the features of the report RPTQTA00?

a. Immediate availability of Quota after accrual.
b. Automatic recalculation of Quotas.
c. Regular percentage accrual.
d. Uses current time data.
e. Determined after calculation period is completed.


33. The feature QUOMO can be defined as:

a. You can default a Quota Type Selection Group.
b. QUOMO specifies which Quota Type Selection Group is assigned to a particular employee, based on his Organizational Assignment.
c. Quota Type Selection Rules determines which type of quotas, in what amounts are to be accrued or proposed.
d. Quota Type Selection Rule determines the sequence in which quotas are generated
e. None of the above


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