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March 14, 2018

Near real-time data from Workday now available

Users now have access to near real-time data from Workday, up to ten times faster than before, thanks to enhancements to the Enterprise Integration Platform (EIP), which provides the data. EIP was created by UW-IT to ensure information from Workday and other systems is timely, accurate, clear, secure, consistent and easily available to UW users.

March 8, 2018

Get a sneak peek of Workday’s new look

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Workday is rolling out a completely redesigned homepage as part of several new upgrades the weekend of March 10-11. Enhancements include improved accessibility, helping to ensure that users of all abilities have a more positive experience. The UW has been working in partnership with Workday on these accessibility improvements throughout our adoption of the new…

March 2, 2018

New look for Workday coming March 12

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On Monday, March 12, Workday will roll out a redesigned homepage, featuring easier navigation and an enhanced user experience for employees using assistive technologies. Upgrades include easier navigation, increased visibility of Notifications and quicker access to the Workday Inbox. These improvements are part of major upgrades that Workday releases twice per year, in September and…

February 22, 2018

How the College of Arts & Sciences prepared for a tsunami of change

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Read how the College of Arts & Sciences prepared for a tsunami of change as it got ready for Workday, the largest administrative transformation in the UW’s history. The college is one of many UW colleges, schools and units that are successfully partnering with the Integrated Service Center to support their employees and teams in…

February 2, 2018

Working through “first-time” events is key to Workday stabilization

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Learn how the Integrated Service Center is helping the UW community through a year of “first time in Workday” events as a key part of fully stabilizing the UW’s new human resources, benefits and payroll system. First-time events in Workday, such as the current tax season, or last November’s Open Enrollment, yield critical insights into…

January 26, 2018

Important security enhancements to Workday

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To better protect private information, all employees will be required to use Duo, the University’s two-factor authentication (2FA) solution, when they sign in to Workday, not just when accessing personal information. This move, in line with industry-wide best practices, is an important step in ongoing efforts to help employees safeguard their private information. Not enrolled in Duo?

January 25, 2018

Beware of phishing emails asking for your UW NetID and password to gain access to W-2 information

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Cyber criminals try to steal an employee’s login credentials so that they can download Wage and Tax Statements (Form W-2). They then can use the W-2 information to electronically file a fraudulent federal income tax return in the employee’s name. By changing the bank account number, the cyber criminals receive the refund. Fortunately, your vigilance…

January 24, 2018

Tax forms to be mailed this week

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Employees’ 2017 tax forms including W-2s, 1099Rs and Stipend Letters will be mailed on January 25. Keep an eye out for these important tax documents to arrive in your mailbox soon! The documents are sent to an employee’s designated mailing address in Workday. Learn how to access your tax forms online and find answers to…

January 11, 2018

Reminder: Record Martin Luther King Jr. Day Holiday Time Off in Workday

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Don’t forget to record Martin Luther King Jr. Day as “Holiday Taken Time Off” in Workday. This applies to most UW employees who accrue time off and who would normally work on the day on which the holiday falls. However, Department of Intercollegiate Athletic coaches and academic personnel (faculty, residents and fellows and other academic…

January 5, 2018

Opt out of paper tax forms and contribute to a more sustainable University

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Save time and contribute to a more sustainable University by opting out of paper tax forms and receiving your documents digitally. Mailing tax forms requires more than 60,000 sheets of paper, along with about 49,000 envelopes (and nearly $24,000 worth of stamps). Receiving your tax forms digitally reduces paper use, and once you sign up…

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