The first of Workday's two major releases in 2023 of enhancements and new functionality is scheduled to move to production on Saturday, March 11, from 2 a.m. to 5 a.m. Workday will be unavailable during the maintenance period.
Many of the changes coming in this release will not be immediately noticeable. A Workday 2023R1 job aid is available in the Administrative Resource Center (ARC) that explains the changes that will be noticeable, in more detail. Review the full NewsLink post for more information about the maintenance.
On Thursday, June 9, from 12-12:45 p.m., join a virtual session focused on improving competencies around Workday reporting. This session will focus on the OAA - Academics report and ways to use that report to answer common business questions in academics. In addition, the data analytics team will be available to answer questions from attendees on reporting topics. It will also be recorded and shared. If you have questions, please contact Emily Noble . If you were unable to make it to one of the Office Hour sessions, you can find the recordings on the HR Office Hours teams channel under the Files tab.
Workday has two major releases of enhancements and new functionality annually, and the next release is March 12. This update includes a new search feature on the external careers site that allows a split view so applicants can view job details without leaving the search results page.
While this will primarily impact our external job applicants, the HR community needs to be aware of the changes should they receive questions.
New look and feel of the external career site starting March 12. Workday now appends the search filter/keywords to the end of the URL allowing for a direct link to filtered search pages, providing HR Recruiters with the ability to directly advertise specific filtered positions for their area(s). The page will retain the search criteria after clicking into a posting providing a split view, whereas before, the applicant had to reenter the search upon returning to the search page.
Workday has two major releases of enhancements and new functionality annually. The second release of 2021, named 2021R2 by Workday, is scheduled for Saturday, September 11, from 2 a.m. to 6 a.m. Workday will be unavailable during the maintenance period.
Many of the changes coming in the release are behind the scenes and will not be immediately noticeable. A Workday 2021R2 job aid is available in the Administrative Resource Center that explains the system changes that will be noticeable in more detail .
Retiree Group Term Life Insurance coverage has a new billing process for the first billing quarter of 2024. The new process will begin Friday, Dec. 1, and provides a more streamlined process with additional payment options. As a reminder, retirees elect coverage in Workday following a September implementation.
Ohio State’s Accounts Receivable now sends invoices and collects payments instead of Human Resources. Online payment is available at go.osu.edu/paymybill using an eCheck or credit/debit card, and mailing a check or money order to Accounts Receivable continues as a payment option. Retiree GTLI coverage and premium amounts will not be impacted. More information is available on the HR Life Insurance page .
What you need to do:
Be aware of this enhancement and refer to the Life Insurance page on the HR website for more information.
Customer deposit transactions created and submitted on or after December 1, 2023 will have a transaction ID generated called "Customer Deposit ID." The Customer Deposit ID will be like other transaction IDs within Workday and will uniquely identify the deposit. The Customer Deposit ID will be preceded by "CD" and it will be followed by 8 numeric digits. The new Customer Deposit ID will be displayed on various deposit-related reports. Multiple cash sales can continue to be tied to a single customer deposit transaction. In such scenario, the Customer Deposit ID will appear on all of the associated cash sale transactions under “Deposit Detail” section.
A new Workday access request form is now available in ServiceNow. The new form introduces features to help you find the right Workday role, including the ability to filter available roles by business area and user audience. The form also allows you to see a mapping of common Workday activities and the access needed to complete them.
Navigate to the form using ServiceNow Self Service (go.osu.edu/it) and then follow the path: Order Services, Access Management, Workday Access Request.
Effective the week of November 13 , new exception fields will be created for Requisitions and Supplier Invoice Requests to help users with their exception tracking.
In "Requisitions," Service Centers will now be able to:
Select any of the following exception reasons that apply to the associated requisition: Improper Signature on Agreement After the Fact Meal and Alcohol Exceptions Non-Contract Spend Special Approval Missing Other Use a free-form Exception Explanation text field to explain what happened in more detail
In "Supplier Invoice Requests," Service Centers will now be able to:
Use a free-form text field to note the exception and explanation of why it occurred
It is recommended that end users with exceptions leverage Business Process comments to enter why the exception occurred so that Service Centers will be able to enter that information in the new exception fields.