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Transferring an assignment

Updated on April 5, 2022

You can transfer an assignment from one user to another. For example, you can transfer an assignment to a team member with more experience or less workload. By reassigning work to other members on your team, you can also resolve cases more quickly and effectively.

Before you begin: Enable transfer of assignments for your process. For more information, see Enabling users to transfer an assignment.

The pyTransferAssignment flow action that is present on the assignment shape in your process enables users to manually reassign an assignment to another operator, a reporting manager, work queue, work group or work group manager. After a transfer, the assignment appears in the worklist of the new assignee.

  1. Log in to an end-user portal, for example the Case Manager portal.
  2. Open a case:
    • Search for the case.
    • Click on the case in the worklist or work queue on your dashboard.
  3. In the header of the case, in the upper-right corner, click Actions > Transfer assignment.
  4. In the Activities pane of the case, in the Transfer assignment list, select the new assignee. For example, select User, and then enter the user name.
  5. Click Transfer.
  • Enabling users to transfer an assignment

    By adding the pyTransferAssignment flow action to the assignment shape in your process, you enable end users to transfer assignments at run time, which can speed up case processing and support selection of the most competent worker to resolve a particular case.

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