About the Shift Group Infotype (1039)

The Shift Group infotype applies only to organizational units, and is relevant only if you use the Shift Planning module of PD.

This infotype allows you to assign a shift group to an organizational unit.

A shift group is a collection of individual shifts. For example, a shift group could include the following three shifts:

Shift name...

Hours worked...

Early shift

6 a.m. to 2 p.m

Afternoon shift

2 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Midnight shift

10 p.m. to 6 a.m.


Shift groups are user-defined, so the actual content of a shift group — the number of shifts and the hours worked — vary from shift group to shift group. The shift groups themselves are defined in the Shift Planning module of PD.

By assigning a shift group to an organizational unit, you identify the shifts worked at the organizational unit. The attributes of the shift group, for example, the requirement types are also carried over to the organizational unit.

The system in turn uses this information for cross-checking purposes, to ensure the shift plans you setup include:

· the correct shifts, and

· the correct requirement types

for each organizational unit you work with.

You may only assign one shift group to an organizational unit, at one point in time. However, it is possible for one shift group to be assigned to many different organizational units.

Shift group assignments can be carried out in the Shift Planning and Organization and Planning modules of PD.

For more information on setting up shift plans, refer to the Personnel Planning and Development section of the Implementation Guide.

See also:

Overview: Features and Options in Infotype Windows