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Workday Releases

Last updated Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Current Release: Workday 32, as of March 9, 2019

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.

Workday releases are numeric, similar to Apple’s iPhone iOS upgrades (eg, iOS 6, iOS 7, etc).

New Features and Enhancements in Workday 32

Most updates for Workday 32 center around back-end improvements, with many new features in the payroll and taxation sphere, as well as several upgrades focused on increased security functionality.

In addition to these improvements, some of the updates you’ll see include:

  • No More Inbox Worklet: Workday has retired the Inbox worklet icon on your Workday homepage to reduce clutter and free up space for you to add more useful worklets. Rest assured, you can still access your Workday Inbox from two different places on your home page: by using the Inbox card on the left side of the screen, and by using the Inbox icon on the top of the page.

  • New Inbox Preview Filter: You can now determine whether you wish to hide or show Inbox item preview details on your Workday home page. Hiding preview details helps you prevent potentially sensitive information from displaying on your Workday home page.

  • Increased SSN Privacy: Your Social Security number, as well as the Social Security number for your dependents, is now fully masked in Workday (the last four digits are no longer on display).
  • And more!