Correct History for PeopleSoft

Correct History  provides functionality to districts to make data changes on some screens for Human Resources, Time and Labor and Payroll. 

Why should we have access to Correct History?

How to get started:

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Correct History Roadmap

Purpose of this CH Roadmap: Identify SDCOE training resources* and outline steps to help you reach your goal of understanding and effectively using Correcting History in PeopleSoft including knowing when and how to make changes without deleting or overwriting historical data. Some examples of changes that require the use of Correct History include Hire and Termination Date corrections, historical FTE and Standard Hours changes, historical Pay Rate changes, and other changes that must reflect a historical date and cannot be corrected by adding a row. 

IMPORTANT: Correct History (CH) is a powerful tool and must be used with extreme caution as changes made can impact all areas including Payroll and Retirement. Use of Correct History is limited to users that have been trained in how to use it and have been granted permission and the security roles necessary to make these critical changes to employee data.  

Correct History Training Mateials

Correct History Training Guide for all modules:

HCM Correct History Guide.pdf (05/22/23, v1.2)

Description: Correct History (CH) is a tool that allows those with special access the ability to change or delete existing data in PeopleSoft. Changes that require CH go far beyond an Effective Date change and can often impact areas such as Payroll, Absence and Seniority Accruals, Benefits, Retirement, W2s, etc. Using CH to apply a retroactive change can have an even greater impact since the change may require that existing/historical data be altered long after data has been entered into PeopleSoft. CH should only be requested when an entry is made that cannot be corrected by adding a row with a greater Effective Sequence or if a retroactive change is required. This guide was created by the SDCOE PeopleSoft Support Team for staff with CH access that have been trained and are responsible for Correct History at their district.  

Human Resources - Correct History



Description: In this activity you will identify where the data in key fields originate in the system and what their impacts are to other modules. 

Description: In this activity you will correct the Hire Date of an Employee. This involves reviewing existing information, making corrections to various screens and fields, and documenting the data that was altered using Correct History. 

Frequent Issues Videos

Description: When a hire row is initially saved, other modules are impacted. This video demonstrates the steps to correct the Hire Date on various screens and how to manage these changes when multiple rows exist.      It is especially important that other data such as the Primary/Secondary Job Indicator and Step Entry Date are evaluated as part of this process. 

Description: A Job Data record can only be created on or after the Effective Date of the employee's Personal Information record. Backdating the Personal Information record to accommodate a backdated Hire Date on Job Data is a common CH request. This video demonstrates the steps to correct the Effective Date on the 3 fields required when making a date correction on the Personal Information screen. 

Description: This CH demo shows how to insert a historical row in Job Data that pulls in data from the Position screen using the NEW Manage Position and Job Modernization screens. 

Payroll and Time & Labor -