Workday hub streamlines benefits and pay information

The Benefits and Pay Hub, a new Workday feature launched June 1, provides a single location for employees to review benefits, compensation and pay information.

The hub helps Iowa State illustrate the value of an employee's total rewards package, said university human resources (UHR) director of benefits Ed Holland. Base pay, applicable allowances, awards or one-time payments and employer-paid contributions for benefits are visible in the hub on a rolling 12-month basis.

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The hub currently is available for faculty, merit, postdoc and Professional and Scientific (P&S) employees. Additional employee groups, including hourly students and contract employees, will be added in the future. The hub's implementation was driven in part by employee feedback indicating a desire for more accessible benefits and pay information.

"We periodically receive questions from current employees related to what the university provides from a total rewards perspective," Holland said. "With the new hub, we can clearly show ISU's total rewards proposition."

Workday reminder

Staff involved in the admissions process began using Workday Student on June 5, and prospective students will submit applications via Workday Student starting June 15. More information.

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The Benefits and Pay Hub can be accessed in Workday's main menu from a web browser. Additional instructions and details were provided in a video included in a May 9 memo to faculty, merit, postdoc and P&S employees. One thing to note: While some tax information is provided in the hub, Holland said employees will need to email for tax documents prior to 2019. The hub is also not yet available on the Workday mobile app.

This hub, along with the Internal Careers Hub launched in April, is part of Iowa State's ongoing adoption of Workday functionality. Holland said the university continues to evaluate all new functions Workday introduces, including the hubs, as they become available.