MS Access and self reference table

I have a table of employees.  There is a employee supervisor column which points to the employee record of the supervisor.  So, the table references itself.  The table has a dept column.   if the dept of the supervisor changes, I want to change the dept for all employees that have that supervisor.   I would know how to do this using SQL server, but I can't get it to work using MS Access.
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HLRosenbergerAsked:
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Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)Commented:
try this query

UPDATE tblEmployees INNER JOIN tblEmployees AS tblEmployees_1 ON tblEmployees.Supervisor = tblEmployees_1.EmployeeID SET tblEmployees.Dept = [tblEmployees_1].[Dept]
WHERE (((tblEmployees_1.EmployeeID)=5));

you have to place the EmployeeID of the supervisor in the criteria

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Hamed NasrRetired IT ProfessionalCommented:
In general:

UPDATE Employee As e INNER JOIN Employee As s ON e.SupervisorID = s.EmployeeID
SET e.Dept = s.Dept
Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)Commented:
;-)
HLRosenbergerAuthor Commented:
Thanks!
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