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Workday Releases

Last updated Friday, January 20, 2023

Upcoming Release: Workday 2023R1

Twice a year, in September and March, Workday – UW’s integrated, cloud-based human resource and payroll operations system – releases major feature upgrades designed to increase functionality and enhance the user experience. On this page, learn about what changes you can expect; what steps, if any, you might need to take to prepare for the new upgrade; and what dates Workday will be unavailable during this routine maintenance.

New Features and Enhancements in Workday 2023 Release 1 (2023R1)

Workday’s spring release will come out the weekend of March 11-12, 2023. Most Workday updates for Workday 2023R1 will most likely center around back-end improvements (which end users won’t notice), but we’ll use this page to detail any larger-scale planned updates you might notice as we near the release date. Stay tuned!

Please note: Though Workday announces various planned updates prior to each feature release, we will not have confirmation about any given feature update listed above until AFTER the Workday release the weekend of March 11-12.

Workday Unavailable During Release Update

Just like any major software upgrade, there is necessary downtime while the changes are implemented. Workday will be unavailable for use the weekend of the release from 11:00 pm on March 10 through 5:00 pm on March 12. Employees and administrators should make plans to anticipate this downtime.

R wha...?

Workday releases are named for the calendar year in which they became effective + their release number:

  • "R1" for Release 1 in March
  • "R2" for Release 2 in September

Workday at the UW is currently on the 2022R2 release.