In this SAP tutorials, you will learn what are employee attributes and how to define employee attributes in SAP.

What are employee attributes in SAP HR?

Employee attributes are divided into three types of categories, i.e.

  1. Activity status
  2. Employment Status
  3. Training Status

Activity status : – Activity status specifies an employee position in an organization.

  • Active employee
  • Retiree
  • Early retiree
  • Part time worker for retirees
  • Others

Employment status : – Employment status specifies the frequency of paying period for an employee.

  • Worker (Hourly paid)
  • Salaried employee
  • Other

Training Status : – Training status specifies the status of an employee training.

  • Trainee/Apprentice
  • Trained
  • Other

How to Define Employee Attributes in SAP

Refer below step by step configurations for defining new employee attributes in SAP system.


SAP R/3 Role MenuDefine employee attributes in SAP
Transaction CodeS_AHR_61011473
SAP PathSPRO (Tcode) > Display SAP Reference IMG > Personnel Management > Personnel Administration > Organizational data > Organizational assignment > Define employee attributes.

Step 1 : – Execute tcode “SPRO” from sap command field.

Transaction code SPRO- IMG

Step 2 : – Choose sap reference img.

Execute project - sap reference IMG

Step 3 : – From display img screen, follow the navigation path PM > PA > Organizational data > Organizational assignment and click on img activity “define employee attributes”.

define employee attributes sap menu path

Step 4 : – From determine work area entry screen, update the country grouping key as 40 (which we have maintained user parameters in SAP). Press enter to continue.

work area country grouping SAP

Step 5 : – On change view “Employee subgroup grouping f.activities/ Employment/ Training screen, update the following details.

  • Activity status : – Update the relevant data for activity status i.e. 1 (Active employees).
  • Employment status : – Update the relevant key for employment status i.e. 2 (salary employees)
  • Training status : – Update the relevant key for training status i.e. 2 (Trained).

Check here for more details of possible entries for employment status, activity status and training status.

Define Employee Attributes in SAP HR

After maintaining all the required details, click on save button and save the configured details in SAP system.

Successfully we have defined employee attributes in SAP HR.