News from askUS - August 31, 2022

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In This Issue:

  • Important Dates and Deadlines
  • Workday Fall Update Coming September 10
  • Transitioning to the My Time and Absence App in Workday 
  • Workday Inbox Reimagined – Introducing My Tasks
  • Updated Job Requisition Questionnaire Process in Workday
  • You asked US! – Answers to Common Questions
  • Training Opportunities – Self-Paced or Instructor-Led
  • ICYMI – Fiscal Year-End and Fall Prep Resources
  • askUS Release Notes

Important Dates and Deadlines

Wednesday, August 31, at 5 p.m. – Workday — Hourly Employees — Business Process Routing Deadlinefor the September 7 payday.

Tuesday, September 1, at 10 a.m. – Semi-Monthly Mass Advance of Hourly Time for 8/16/22 - 8/31/22.

Thursday, September 1, at 5 p.m. – Workday – Hourly Employees – One Time Payment Routing and HCM Final Approval Deadline for the September 7 payday.

Wednesday, September 7, at noon – CSU Transaction Processing Deadline for the Monthly Mass EAJ/Term Process for all fixed-term employee and nonemployee positions, which runs Friday, September 9.

Wednesday, September 7, at noon – Mass Extension Process submission window closes.

Saturday, September 10, midnight-noon – Planned Downtime for Workday Fall Update.

Monday, September 19, at 3 p.m. – Semi-Monthly Mass Advance of Hourly Time for 9/1/22 - 9/15/22.

Wednesday, September 23, at 1 p.m. – Prior Period Mass Advance of Time for the May 2022 time-entry lock on September 30.

View all Processing Deadlines for Fiscal Year-End 2021-22

View all upcoming mass process dates and deadlines

Workday Fall Update Coming September 10

On Saturday, September 10, 2022, Workday, Inc. will implement its fall update. The update window may last up to twelve hours, from midnight to noon on September 10. For more information about the update window and how it affects Workday access, continue reading Planned Downtime for Workday Fall Update on September 10. For details on updates included in the fall update, check out What's New in Workday?

Transitioning to the My Time and Absence App in Workday

On September 10, 2022, the Workday Fall Update will add the My Time and Absence App to the new Your Top Apps section of the Workday homepage for all employees. Adding the app to Your Top Apps will make the My Time and Absence App visible on the Workday homepage without needing to click the “View all apps” link. This update is the first step toward making the app the default method for accessing time entry and for employees to manage their time and absences in Workday. For more information, continue reading New for Fall - Transitioning to the My Time and Absence App.

Workday Inbox Reimagined – Introducing My Tasks

The Workday Fall Update, occurring on Saturday, September 10, includes Inbox Reimagined, a redesign of the inbox, now called My Tasks within Workday. My Tasks offers new, enhanced features as requested by Workday customers. UT Workday users, who participated in workgroup sessions last spring, provided feedback on enhanced search capabilities piloted in Workday over the summer. For more information, continue reading Workday Inbox Reimagined – Introducing My Tasks.

Updated Job Requisition Questionnaire Process in Workday

A new Supplementary Questionnaires for Job Requisitions subprocess is now part of the job requisition creation process. This update replaces Secondary Questionnaires and affects all job requisitions. Recruiters not using questionnaires will still receive the subprocess but can choose to skip it during the requestion creation process without affecting routing. For more information and links to updated documentation, continue reading Updated Job Requisition Questionnaire Process in Workday.

You asked US! – Answers to Common Questions

Can I update a new worker’s scheduled weekly hours after their start date without rescinding their original hire?

Yes! In Workday, you can initiate a Change Job using the same effective date as the position start date. To learn more, continue reading Change Job, Effective Dates, and Start Dates.

How do I convert a *DEFINE document to the new fiscal year?

On September 1, you can start converting documents in *DEFINE to the new fiscal year by following the steps in the askUS Knowledge Base entry Converting a *DEFINE Document for a New Fiscal Year.

What do I do if I can’t find an existing Pre-Hire record in Workday?

First, verify that the Pre-Hire exists in Workday by searching Workday for the candidate’s EID using the search category People. To learn what to do next, continue reading Cannot find existing Pre-Hire.

Who can authorize a Signature Desk request form?

The Signature Desk team in askUS Support handles various DEFINE and Electronic Office Management System (EOM) requests via Signature Desk request forms. To find which signature is valid for the form you are using, check the instructions in the signature section of the form you receive in your email after submitting the initial request. For more information, continue reading Which Signatures Do I Need for Signature Desk Request Forms?

You can find answers to many more frequently asked questions in the askUS Knowledge Base. Need help searching? Check out these handy askUS Search Tips.

ICYMI – Fiscal Year-End and Fall Prep Resources

If you’re looking for last-minute Fiscal Year-End and Fall semester start-up resources, our News from askUS: Fiscal Year-End and Fall Prep Edition is online in the newsletter archive. The special edition contains resources for those engaged in Fiscal Year-End and HR processing for the upcoming fall semester.

Training Opportunities – Self-Paced or Instructor-Led

askUS Self-Paced Learning allows users to engage in training lessons and exercises at their own pace and convenience.

Virtual Instructor-Led Training (ILT) courses are held via Zoom and require registration through UTLearn.

A complete schedule of Fall 2022 ILT courses is available on the Upcoming Instructor-Led Training (ILT) events list.

askUS Release Notes

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