Workday for Payroll


Workday for Payroll covers a complete range of payroll events and processes, including assigning costing allocations, managing employee payment elections, running payroll and distributing payment, and processing state and federal taxes. Learn about recommended training for departmental payroll personnel by reviewing the information below.

Essentials for Department Payroll Processors

The following links provide guidance for department payroll processors running necessary functions in Workday, such as cut off dates, payroll reporting and delegating tasks when out of the office.

Our Paylock Checklist for Departments guide shares helpful actions to take and reports to run in preparation and for post payroll processing.

Watch the Elevating Cougs How to Make Payroll Cutoff Stress Free session replay.

Visit the Payroll website for more Payroll resources.

Workday Reporting

The Reporting in Workday Reference Guide includes information for:

  • Reporting Dashboard Names
  • Custom Report Abbreviations
  • Helpful Reports by Security Groups/Roles and Workstream

Learn more about Workday’s Reporting functionality including how to run reports, favorite and schedule reports, and register for upcoming live sessions

Workday Support

Key HCM Processes Related to Payroll

Reviewing employees’ time worked

For additional information about Time and Leave and other HCM processes visit the Workday for Human Resources webpage.

Key Finance Processes Related to Payroll

For more grants administration resources, visit the Workday for Faculty page.

Helpful Links to Share with Employees