The following is from
PeopleSoft Enterprise Human Resource Management System 8.8x to 9.1 Feature Pack – December 2010 Upgrade
Understanding Person Model Changes
Employees and Contingent Workers comprise the workforce and are required to have a JOB history.
Persons of Interest might have a JOB record if certain products process them. POIs include Cobra
Participants, Pension Payees, and Stock non-emps, Learning Solution Students needing a refund via
NA Payroll, External Trainers, and External Students. Because processes are already built for these
groupings that need information on the JOB record, those groups will need to have a JOB record.
Currently, the only POI types that don’t need a JOB record are the External Trainers and External
Students (including the Applicants needing training prior to hire).
The new model will allow a Person to be an Employee, a Contingent Worker, and/or a Person of
Interest simultaneously or in succession using the same EMPLID. Each organizational relationship will
be separated by EMPL_RCD — meaning any one EMPL_RCD for a Person can only be for one
organizational relationship history. But there is no intelligence in the actual EMPL_RCD number.