During the objective setting and appraisal process, you need to protect sensitive personnel data. By using HR standard authorizations in combination with customizing settings that restrict appraisal document access, you will be able to set up a secure system in which only legitimate users can access sensitive data. You first need to understand the use of mySAP ERP HCM standard authorizations.
The SAP Performance Management system is based on the Objective Setting and Appraisals (OSA) component. It is integrated with Personnel Planning components such as Organizational Management, Personnel Development, and the SAP Learning Solution. These components use the general authorization checks from the Personnel Planning components. As a consequence, the OSA component uses the same authorization objects and same authorization checks. Only one authorization object, P_HAP_DOC, is specific to OSA. It is used to check authorizations for accessing appraisal documents.
With the Performance Management component, mySAP ERP HCM supports users in implementing competency assessments or performance appraisal processes. The results often feed into compensation planning, strategic employee development, or succession planning programs that safeguard top-level key positions. This data is highly confidential and requires strict authorization handling.