Workday Release 2021R2 Coming on Sat. 9/11

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 (

Kronos and external dormakaba time clocks will be available during the maintenance, but employees using Workday to clock in and out should enter their hours once Workday is available again. 

Health System Supply Chain users, please note important information below.

Downtime reminders for Health System Supply Chain users:

Supply Ordering

Order Friday, September 10 before 10 p.m. or after 6 a.m. on Saturday, September 11. 

Package Deliveries

Packages will be received and delivered after 6 a.m on Saturday. Contact distribution at 614-293-7759 for packages which require immediate delivery during downtime.

Storeroom Ordering

Continue to order via the Distribution Storeroom Catalog, as downtime will not affect this process.

For more information about future planned maintenance when Workday is unavailable, see This change and other planned maintenance at Ohio State can be found on the System Status ( page.

Questions regarding this planned maintenance should be directed to the IT Service Desk by calling 614-688-4357 (HELP), emailing or visiting Self Service (