I was told today that this is known limitation in functionality compared to the legacy Goals Management. I have not seen this documented anywhere.
When an employee goes out on leave of absence, and is thus temporarily inactive in the system, their goals are no longer able to be modified by the manager (or anyone). We use EC and Time Off as well as PM/GM. This is a huge issue for us as our goal status is directly tied to the individual component of our annual company bonuses. (Note, we do not use the SF Compensation module.) We had to revert to a completely manual process using an email from the manager in order to calculate bonuses accurately for these employees. This was not good timing as we needed to calculate bonuses now at our fiscal year end.
For other customers, please be aware of this limitation.
SAP - Please add this functionality back into Goals Management. Being able to modify the goals and goal status of employees out on a temporary leave of absence is critical.