Payroll

Changes in Workday to support 11-hour travel rule

This month, we implemented a new Workday enhancement to ensure compliance with the IRS 11-hour travel rule, which impacts reimbursements for meals during non-overnight, single-day travel. Employees who are in travel status for fewer than 11 hours during a single-day trip will not receive reimbursement for meals. Reimbursements for employees travelling over 11 hours are […]

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Issue Resolved: Reports unable to download from Workday

Known Issue: Workday is no longer experiencing issues preventing exporting reports to Excel. Estimated Time to Resolution: This issue is resolved. Some instability may continue throughout the afternoon. Workday and WSU will continue to monitor the situation. Details: As reported earlier, custom reports (any report beginning with “CR”) were unavailable to download as Excel files […]

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Issue: Reports unable to download from Workday

Known Issue: Workday is currently experiencing issues preventing exporting reports to Excel. Estimated Time to Resolution: Unknown; Workday is actively investigating and will provide an update in the early afternoon. Details: Currently in Workday, custom reports (any report beginning with “CR”) are unavailable to download as Excel files from Workday. Users are receiving the following […]

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Summer Qualified Tuition Reduction will post with June 25 paycheck

The summer Qualified Tuition Reduction (QTR) for students will post with the June 25 paycheck. Employees will see this listed on their payslips as a contribution made on their behalf. Departments will see the charge hit their budgets on June 25, as well as in their budget to actuals or grant reports. The cutoff date […]

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Employer rate for health benefits increasing this July

The Washington State Health Care Authority has announced the new employer contribution rate for health benefits of $1130 per employee per month, effective July 1, 2022. This is increasing from the current $936 per month rate, and will be effective through June 30, 2023, for fiscal year 2022-2023. Departments will see this change hit their […]

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June reporting updates

Here are modified reports for the month of June. Report Modifications Human Resources CR HCM Employee Snapshot Expected End Date and Actual End Date are now included as columns in this report. These are from the hourly or salary compensation plan for the worker’s position(s). These dates are not returned for other compensation plans (e.g., […]

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Change in processing for taxable travel expenses

Beginning with the June Workday monthly update, the departmental expenses associated with taxable travel (see BPPM section 95.20) will be charged to the active Costing Allocation assigned to the employee’s primary position. In the past, departmental tax expenses were charged to the worktags where the travel was originally charged. This change is being implemented simplify the process, and to prevent […]

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Update to Payroll Accounting Adjustment process

We learned recently that Workday does not validate the Award or Award Line Budget Period when a Payroll Accounting Adjustment with a grant worktag is completed. Because of this, it was possible for expenses to be moved onto a grant outside of the budget period, causing expenses on the grant that couldn’t be billed. To […]

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Charging of summer 2022 benefits

The following information went directly to Area Finance Officers and Cost Center Managers on April 4, 2022. Hello Area Finance Officers and Cost Center Managers, We’re writing to help you make sure that employer benefits for your employees with position terms of less than 12 months are charged to the correct worktags over the summer. […]

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Time calendar lock alerts updated

Time Entry Calendars may be locked for several reasons throughout the month, including payroll processing. During these periods, employees who attempt to enter or edit time may receive a Workday alert notifying them that their Time Entry Calendar is unavailable. We have updated these alerts to provide clearer guidance regarding different lockout periods, as well […]

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