Your Personal Information in Workday includes your date of birth, gender, ethnicity, and military status. You can revise this information. Certain changes require verification.
View and manage your Personal Information in Workday.
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The ISC values the security of your personal information.
Please do not email the ISC your Social Security Number (SSN), bank information, password, or other private personal information.
Legal Name Change
If you want to change your Legal Name for UW employment purposes, you must first change your name on your Social Security Card.
You may also want to update your Preferred Name; see instructions below.
Preferred Name Change
You can choose the name by which you are referred in the UW Directory and other sources of campus contact information.
Sign in to Identity.UW and click the Edit button to set your Preferred Name.
Most UW software and services—Canvas, email, etc.—use Identity.UW to determine how to display your name. Once your Preferred Name is set, it should appear that way in other places.
Some UW services are required to use your Legal Name. Setting a Preferred Name will not update your Legal Name.
In Workday, you have the option to set your gender as Male or Female. A gender selection is required for the purposes of covered health services. Failure to provide this information may result in denial of services.
Date of Birth
A Date of Birth change requires the employee to provide proof of the change and ISC approval.
Acceptable documentation is either a copy of your state-issued driver license (or ID card) or both your birth certificate and a current photo ID.
Change of Citizenship Status
Employees are not able to update their own Citizenship Status in Workday.
If your citizenship status has changed, please contact your department or unit’s I-9 coordinator to make the update.
Please note that you may have to provide documentation proving the change in Citizenship Status.
If you recently changed your United States citizen or immigration status, such as becoming a Permanent Resident (green card holder), you will need to complete a new Form I-9 in Workday.
Then take the documentation (original and unexpired) of your changed status to your department or unit’s I-9 coordinator. They will complete the Form I-9 in Workday to re-verify your employment eligibility.
You can manage your Emergency Contacts in Workday.