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Washington State University Modernization

Workday launches on December 16, 2020

Workday: the Essentials for All WSU Employees

Does the switch to Workday really impact me?

The switch to Workday starting in December 2020 impacts all WSU faculty and staff directly, and all WSU employees are encouraged to take the steps necessary to prepare for the transition. 

All WSU faculty and staff will use Workday as the platform for managing their employment information and elections. Tasks that were previously performed using paper forms, and in systems such as myWSU, will now be performed in Workday, such as: 

  • Time and leave reporting
  • Adding or changing direct deposit (payment election) information
  • Updating home and mailing addresses
  • Managing federal and state tax elections (W-4)
  • Accessing and printing payslips
  • Viewing W-2 forms
  • Preferred name changes

WHICH TRAININGS SHOULD I TAKE?

On-demand training is available to all WSU employees to help prepare for the switch to Workday. This training may be accessed at your convenience, as often as required, before, during, and after the transition. The following training materials will enable you to perform the essential functions being replaced by Workday. The Modernization Initiative recommends employees complete their review of these training essentials prior to December 11, 2020.

These are suggested priorities for Workday training to help you prioritize, but you are welcome to customize for your own needs. Additional training recommended for all faculty and staff are available under “All Employees” in the Workday Training Catalog. 

Recommended Training:

Additional training recommended for all faculty and staff are available under “All Employees” in the Workday Training Catalog. 

1. Getting Started With Workday: Employee Self-Service

Description: This online micro-learning course provides information on common tasks employees can complete in Workday.

Link to Training Resource: Getting Started With Workday: Employee Self-Service

2. Getting Started With Workday Guide: Tools and Navigation

Description: How to get started with Workday and learn about the features that will help navigate the Workday system.

Link to Training Resource: Getting Started With Workday Guide: Tools and Navigation

3. Workday Time and Absence: Enter and Correct Time (Employee)

Description: This video provides the steps to enter and correct time in Workday.

Link to Training Resource: Workday Time and Absence: Enter and Correct Time (Employee)

4. Workday Time and Absence: Request and Correct Time Off (Employee)

Description: This video provides the steps for employees to request and correct time off in Workday.

5. Manage Your Payroll Options: Complete Payment Elections

Description: How to set up Payment Elections and Direct Deposit in Workday.

Link to Training Resource: Manage Your Payroll Options: Complete Payment Elections

6. Getting Started With Workday Guide: Modify Your Personal Information

Description: How to view and update personal information in Workday.

Link to Training Resource: Getting Started With Workday Guide: Modify Your Personal Information

7. Complete State and Local Withholding Elections

Description: How to complete state and local withholding elections.

Link to Training Resource: Complete State and Withholding Elections