An updated job aid for "Cash Advances for Human Subjects, Petty Cash, and Change Funds" will be posted to the Administrative Resource Center (ARC) on Monday, December 11 . The job aid has been enhanced and describes how to request petty cash/change funds while also outlining the related accounting impacts.
New spend and revenue categories have also been created to support this process. The naming conventions for select new spend categories and revenue categories have been updated to provide more visibility to the related accounting changes. These updates allow for more direct mapping to ledger accounts for change funds and more transparent description of selection options.
End users should review the changes provided in the full post to determine whether spend category or revenue category selections should be updated during the process for cash advances for human subjects, petty cash, or change funds.
The dashboard "Spend Report Exceptions" will be decommissioned on Friday, December 29 . End users should utilize the new "Exceptions Dashboard" for viewing policy exceptions for requisitions, expense reports, and supplier invoice requests. A report group could also be scheduled for viewing exceptions. To run the report group, use the Schedule a Report task and enter "Exceptions Report Group" in the report name. The report group can be run in real time or scheduled for a later or reoccurring date.
Prompt Enhancements to Business Process Approval Times - Summary Suite:
Several prompts have been added to all reports in the "Business Process Approval Times - Summary" suite. The Grant Hierarchies field has been added to allow searching for transactions specifc to the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) and an Exclude Worktags field has been added to allow for exclusion of OSP transactions (by excluding FD520), as well as other worktag types. Additionally, a new Cost Center prompt as well a Cost Center Hierarchies prompt have been added to allow end users to search by any cost center and/or hierarchy level. Please note, for split-funded transactions, only one cost center and corresponding CCH are pulled from the transaction. The line distribution for the highest amount is the line from which the cost center and cost center hierarchy are drawn.
HR for Finance - Compensation Changes Enhancements:
New fields have been added to the output of the "HR for Finance - Compensation Changes" report (excludes changes from Hires, Add Job and Change Job). These fields include Current Base Pay Annualized and Proposed Base Pay Annualized. The enhancements are to show annual pay in a consistent manner for both exempt and non-exempt employees.
During the week of December 11, enhancements will be made to select Buckeye Buy items that will allow the commodity code to automatically populate on purchase requisitions. During the transition, requests to add or update affected items will be held until maintenance is complete. The estimated maintenance complete date is Friday, December 15 .
For UNIV purchases only - If the commodity code is not automatically populated, the commodity code field is not required.
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 Friday, December 1 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 a 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.
In preparation for Position Control enhancements, a new "Central Review Required" field has been added to the output of the "Cost Center – FDM Values" report. This field will be used to identify whether a cost center will require central review within the job requisition business process.
Find Purchase Order Summary – OSU:
The "Find Purchase Order Summary – OSU" report has been enhanced with two new additional fields to the report output. The new fields are “Initiator of BP” and "Last Activity Date." The "Initiator of the BP" (Business Process) identifies who initiated the business process while the "Last Activity Date" field was added to help end users find purchase orders that have not had recent activity.
Find Purchase Order Details – OSU:
The "Find Purchase Order Details – OSU" report has been enhanced with two new additional fields in the report output. The new field names are “Last Invoice Date,” and "Last Activity Date." These fields were added to help end users find purchase orders that have not had recent activity. This allows end users to identify which purchase orders may need to remain open and which ones can be closed.
A new filter has been added to the "Historical Paid Vouchers (APU111DW)" tableau report. Users now have the option to select PO ID in Historical Paid Vouchers dashboard filter tab along with the other filters.
To accommodate changes to policy exception tracking in Requisitions and SIRs, there are several reporting changes pertaining to Exceptions which are further detailed in the full NewsLink post.
Shortly after the September 2023 release, in some cases, when a Period Activity Pay is initiated as part of a hire or add job, an error message may occur during the Cost Center Manager approval step.
The message displayed is “The entered information does not meet the restrictions defined for this field.” Cost Center Managers are unable to bypass the message. A ticket has been logged with Workday.
In the meantime, the workaround is to have the initiator of the period activity pay cancel it. Once it has been canceled, the hire or add job is completed and the period activity pay can be reinitiated as a standalone transaction. The error message will not appear, and the Cost Center Manager can approve as usual.
Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause. An update will be provided when Workday have delivered a fix.
A new Workday access request form will be launched on Monday, November 13 . The new form introduces features to help you find the right Workday role including filters and a list of common Workday activities mapped to the access needed to complete them.