Workday Updates

Below is an archive of Workday updates for the College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.

October 23, 2020 - Streamlining University Business

One of the goals of Workday is to put the user experience first by streamlining business transactions, for consistent service delivery and increased efficiency.

Unifying administrative processes within a single system means one place for faculty and staff to accomplish many tasks. In place of using systems like eLeave, Employee Self-Service, Human Resources Action Request (HRA), and PeopleSoft, you will use Workday.
- Workday’s cloud-based infrastructure allows individuals to access and manage real-time information, anytime and anywhere.
- The system will refresh with automatic updates twice a year, introducing new capabilities to the entire enterprise at once.
Learn more: https://enterprise-project.osu.edu/about/workday-explained

October 15, 2020 - Learn to do University Business differently 

Workday training is underway! The expected training for each employee will vary based on job role and responsibilities. Check out your recommended training. Now is a good time to begin working through some of these trainings as Workday will be a self-service model in which tasks will not be able to be delegated.

Be sure to check your BuckeyeLearn transcript for training you are expected to take to support your job duties when Workday goes live on January 3. For a complete list of the expected and recommended training needed for your assigned security roles, review the Course Assignments by Security Role matrix (Box link). If you have trouble with the Box link, the matrix is available on the Enterprise Project's About Training page.

Remember, OSU Compass can be a quick shortcut to view assigned BuckeyeLearn trainings. If you go to compass.osu.edu and sign in, you can easily see if you have a Workday learning modules in the learning box to the bottom left of your screen.

October 8, 2020 - Changes to University Business

Workday will streamline university business starting in January 2021. Workday HR and Payroll go live on January 3 and Workday Finance and Supply Chain will follow on January 7. It will impact all of us as it is a self-service model and tasks will not be able to be delegated, unless you hold a college level administrative appointment (chairs/leadership). Tasks using Workday that will need to be completed by faculty include:
- purchasing goods and services
- requesting travel
- request positions (managers)
- request hires and separations (managers)
- viewing pay
- updating personal information
- selecting benefits
- tracking time and absence

These transactions will not look like how they did in the past. There will be several advantages including the ability to track progress of requests, which will save time. Other Workday wins include allowing us to be forward thinking, streamlining, and simplifying processes including a single central place to go for university operations. It will foster an environment of collaboration and transparency and give you greater visibility with access to current information – anytime, anywhere – learn more.

All training that core users are expected to take will be listed on an individual's BuckeyeLearn transcript. Training is assigned on a rolling basis, so check your ‘My Transcript’ often. Remember, OSU Compass can be a quick shortcut to view assigned BuckeyeLearn trainings. If you go to compass.osu.edu and sign in, you can easily see if you have a Workday learning modules in the learning box to the bottom left of your screen. These trainings are assigned based on your roles in PeopleSoft.

There will be more information about how this will look and work. More to come.