The Shift Group Infotype (1039)


The Shift Group infotype allows you to assign a shift group to an organizational unit.


This infotype applies only to organizational units, and is relevant only if you use the Shift Planning component of HR.

A shift group is a collection of individual shifts. For example, a shift group might 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 – can vary. The shift groups themselves are defined in the Shift Planning component of HR.

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

The system uses this information for cross-checking purposes, to ensure the shift plans you set up include the correct shifts and requirement types for each organizational unit you use.

You can only assign one shift group to an organizational unit, at any given time. However, one shift group can be assigned to many different organizational units.


Shift group assignments can be carried out in the Shift Planning and Organizational Management components of HR.

Refer to the Personnel Planning and Development section of the Implementation Guide.