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Open Enrollment 2018 Runs November 1-30

If you plan to make benefits changes, you must submit them in Workday. Visit our Open Enrollment for 2018 page for step-by-step guidance.


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Time Off

Leave of Absence or Time Off?

For most absences in Workday, you will make a request for Time Off (e.g., Sick, Vacation, Personal Holiday, Comp Time).

Information on types of Time Off

Some absences, including those that may qualify for the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Disability Leave, or Parental Leave require both a Leave of Absence (LOA) request and accompanying request for Time Off.

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Delegation is a process in Workday that directs tasks from one individual’s inbox to the inbox of another another person with the same assigned Security Role. The purpose of Delegation is to ensure that a Business Process is not delayed due when an Approver is out of the office.


  • When tasks are delegated to a person, that person can switch accounts in Workday to perform the tasks on behalf of another user.

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Returning from a Leave of Absence

When you are ready to return to work from your Leave of Absence, contact your supervisor to discuss your department’s return-to-work process.

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Requesting a Leave of Absence

Before your Leave of Absence (LOA), review the Leave of Absence policies for staff and talk with your department.

For many Leaves of Absence, your department will process your Leave of Absence request in Workday on your behalf.

For certain leave types, you can request a LOA directly in Workday.

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With Workday, all paid holidays must be recorded with the “Holiday Taken Time Off” type in order to account for non-productive work hours.

The “Holiday Taken Time Off” needs to be recorded on the actual day of the Holiday.

If the “Holiday Taken Time Off” is not entered, Holiday Credit will accrue.

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Leave of Absence Types

An important part of managing your Leave of Absence is understanding various types of Leaves of Absence.

Leave of Absence policies for staff 

Leave of Absence Without Pay policies for staff 

While you are on a Leave of Absence, entry of Time Off is required in order to receive pay while away from work.

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Correcting Time Off

You can correct your Time Off in Workday for up to 90 days.

If you have already submitted Time Off, adjust the Time Off amount with a new transaction on the Time Off calendar.

Step-by-step guide to correcting Time Off

Medical Centers Employees

Medical Centers employees report time and make corrections in Kronos.

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Requesting Time Off

Time Off must be entered, submitted, and approved prior to the Time Period Lockout in order to receive pay for hours on your normally-scheduled payday for the pay period. The 2017 Paydays Calendar is available here.

Submitted Time Off will automatically route to your designated Time Approver to review and approve.

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Time Off Types

If you are a Time Off-eligible employee, you can see your accrued Time Off by type and request Time Off in Workday.

Although Time Off can also be entered directly on a Time Worked timesheet (for non-exempt employees), it is recommended that Time Off requests be managed using a Time Off transaction.

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Time Reporting

Employees who track time will submit Time Worked in Workday.

If you are faculty, a librarian, or academic staff, refer to your unit for questions regarding entering time.

If you are a Medical Centers employee, continue to track and report your time in Kronos.

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