Workday Help

Please view the training materials on the links below for more information about using Workday.

Training Materials For:
Frequently Asked Questions
  • When do I need to submit my hours/when I need to approve my employee’s hours?
    In general, we recommend that you submit hours on a weekly basis. The final deadline to submit all hours for each month is the 20th of that month by 11:59pm. Supervisors will have until 12:00 pm on the 21st of each month to approve submitted hours. 
  • I always work the same schedule. What is the fastest/easiest way to enter my time?
    Auto-fill from previous week! If anything changes, you can always go in and edit the time blocks once they are on your time card.

  • The last day of the pay period is midweek. Is it still OK to submit, even though I don’t have hours entered for the rest of the week? Will I be able to enter hours on that week later and resubmit?
    Yes, even if the last day of the pay period is midweek (30th or 31st), you should still submit. Once the first day of the next period is here (1st), you will be able to submit hours on those days. When you resubmit the week, you will only be paid for the new hours in the new period.

  • The time approval deadline falls on the weekend. I don’t work weekends. What do I do?
    If supervisors would not like to do approval on the weekend, they should create a deadline on Friday that their employees finish submitting time for the month. Supervisors can then approve the time before they leave work.

  • My manager is out of town for the summer. How do I get my time worked and time off approved?
    Your manager should delegate that task to someone else in your department who can approve your time. Instructions can be found on the Supervisor Training Materials page.  If they have already left, contact HR to assist you in setting up that delegation. HR can also approve your time and time off requests if necessary.

  • I work on Saturday and Sunday and Workday won’t let me submit a Time Off Request on the weekend.
    The default is for the system to ignore Saturday and Sunday requests, however, it is easy to override that. When the window pops up to enter the Time Off Type and Daily Quantity, there is one additional step. After you select the Time Off Type, a check box will appear called “Include All Selected Days.” Check that day to take Time Off on Saturday and Sundays.