Exploring the Contingent Type

After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

  • Explain what a Contingent Type is in SAP Fieldglass.
  • Navigate a Contingent Type admin object.

Contingent Types

The Contingent Type item allows Buyers to drive what fields are visible, locked, or defaulted on their associated Job Posting Templates for any specific contingent labor needs, such as regional or role-based requirements. When a Contingent Type is selected during the creation of a Job Posting Template, its attributes flow to the Job Posting itself.

The Contingent Type allows WorkingNet to configure Job Posting Templates to reflect conditions such as regional differences without needing to individually configure every field during template creation. Contingent Types act like a filter for Job Posting Templates: once the Contingent Type is determined, it sets the configuration options within any templates associated to that type.

For example, WorkingNet wants all engineering-related Job Postings in North America to have their Expense Sheets Auto-Invoiced, even though engineering-related roles in other regions don’t require this rule. This means any engineering Job Posting Templates that WorkingNet creates, such as Network Engineer or Software Engineer, would have the Auto Invoice Expense Sheet field visible and locked to "Yes."

A Contingent Type is associated to a job posting template, and can drive certain attributes about the selected template.

Navigating the Contingent Types Admin Object

Select the Contingent Type admin object from the Worker section of the admin menu to view a list of contingent types associated to WorkingNet’s tenant.

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