Workday Basics


This page is designed to provide learning content and resources to employees on using Workday. The page is sequenced in a way to help learn the fundamentals if you are new to Workday and/or your role. Please pay close attention to the employee population each resource applies to. 

Signing In & Basic Navigation

Get acquainted with logging into Workday, core navigational components, the search bar, and your profile.

All employees only:
Basic Navigation | Video | ~4m

All employees:
How to Log In Using Multi-Factor Authentication | Quick Guide

Updating Personal Information

Update and/or add your personal information including contact information, legal name, and emergency contacts.

All employees
Managing Your Personal and Work Information in Workday | Webpage
Changing/Updating Workspace (Office Location) | Web Page
Managing Education & Other Professional Information | Webpage

Accessing Pay Information

View information on compensation and pay slips, and view/edit payment elections like direct deposit, tax information, and tax elections.

All employees:
Payroll Calendar (Payment Dates) | Webpage
Manage Pay & Direct Deposit (“Payment Elections”) | Webpage
Update Federal Withholding Elections | Webpage
How to View Pay Slips | Webpage


Review benefit enrollment information and instructions for newly-eligible employees, as well as benefit changes during open enrollment or life events.

All employees:
Newly-Eligible Employees: Enrolling in Benefits | Webpage
Managing Benefit Elections | Webpage

Time & Absence

View how to enter time and request time off. For Accu-Time users, learn about punching in, and editing Accu-Time entries.

Entering Time | Video | ~6m
Enter Time | Quick Guide

Manage My Time Off & Absence | Webpage
Submit Time Off & Leave of Absence| Video | ~ 5m
Modify a Time Off Request | Video

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