About the Shift Group Infotype (1039)


Infotype with which a shift group can be assigned to an organizational unit.


The Shift Group infotype is only used for organizational units and is only used if you are using the Shift Planning Human Resources Component.

A shift group is a collection of individual shifts. For example, a shift group might include the following three shifts:

Shift name

Hours worked

Early shift

6 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Afternoon shift

2 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Midnight shift

10 p.m. to 6 a.m.

Shift groups are user-defined, so the actual content of a shift group – the number of shifts and the hours worked – can vary. The shift groups themselves are defined in the Shift Planning component of HR.

By assigning shift groups to an organizational unit, you determine the shifts that will be worked in the organizational unit. The characteristics of the shift group, the requirements type, for example, are passed on to the organizational units.

The system uses this information for cross-checking purposes, to ensure the shift plans you set up include the correct shifts and requirement types for each organizational unit you use.

You can only assign one shift group to an organizational unit, at any given time. However, one shift group can be assigned to many different organizational units.


Shift group assignments can be carried out in the Shift Planning and Organizational Management components of HR.

Refer to the Personnel Management section of the Implementation Guide (IMG).