About workers [AX 2012]

Updated: October 20, 2012

Applies To: Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Feature Pack, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012

Records for your various types of workers are important to your human resources and payroll systems. The information that you enter can be used to track workers and personal information, to write letters, and to print reports. It is important to keep up-to-date information to reflect the current activities of your workers and of your companies, legal entities, and organizations.There are two worker types: Employee and Contractor.

You can maintain the following information for workers:

  • Basic – Maintain basic worker information, such as contact information, demographic information, identification information, family information, military service status, expatriate information, and personal and emergency contacts.

  • Employment – Maintain information about workers’ employment, such as company or organization affiliation, position assignment, start and end dates, work eligibility, terms of employment, pension, vacation, and relocation information.

  • Absence – Maintain information about workers’ absences, such as working time, absence transactions, and absence setup.

  • Compensation and payroll – Maintain information about workers’ compensation plans and payroll information, such as plan enrollment, awards, performance, commission, tax information, retirement, and salary deductions.

  • Competencies and development – Maintain competency and development information for workers, such as goals and discussions, in addition to professional background information that includes education, skills, courses, project and professional experience, positions of trust, and certificates earned.


If your organization uses time and attendance or Manufacturing execution, workers must be activated as time registration workers to be able to make registrations in those modules. For more information about time registration workers, see About time registration workers.

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