Workday help is available for returning faculty

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Faculty returning to campus for the fall semester may need to get up to speed on the Workday system that launched July 1. 

Workday is the software Iowa State now uses for its financial, payroll and human resources business. For faculty, that might include managing grants or employees, processing travel expenses, purchasing equipment, or selecting B-base appointment salary and benefit options.

Getting started

A link to Workday is available on Okta dashboards, the "Sign Ons" drop-down menu on the ISU homepage, the sign ons page and ISU's online alphabetical index ("Workday"). A list of first-time tasks -- for example, checking personal information in the worker profile -- is provided on the Workday landing page.

The WorkCyte website has information and resources specific to faculty, including a map of recommended online training courses based on responsibilities. A list of faculty job aids (step-by-step reference guides) for common Workday transactions also is available.

The WorkCyte homepage also includes a log of reported issues -- in progress and resolved -- and tips for using Workday. 

More help

Two faculty user labs remain on this week's schedule (9 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 22, 0308 Elings Hall). No registration is required for the user labs, where faculty can get hands-on experience and expert help with Workday questions.

All employees can find support options on the WorkCyte website, including contact information for specialists on improved service delivery (ISD) teams assigned to their units.