What’s New in Workday?

Workday 2020 R1 Update

Twice a year, Workday, Inc issues major updates ensuring UT Austin will always be on the latest version of Workday. These updates are typically released in March and September and are now denoted by the year and release number. Workday 2020 R1 is the first release of 2020 and will go into effect on Saturday, March 7, 2020.

Workday 2020 R1 includes updates to the following areas and functions:

  • Staffing
  • Form I-9
  • Security (Time Zones) — Activated on 3/10/20
  • Recruiting
  • Talent
  • Time and Absence
  • Mobile – Onboarding
  • Mobile – Payroll
  • Mobile - Timekeeping

View the What's New in Workday 2020 R1 (updated on 3/9) presentation document for more information on each change, including annotated screenshots,

Updates to the What's New in Workday 2020 R1 Release Document

Please note that Workday, Inc. chose not to include the following items in the Workday 2020 R1 release on March 7. While some items may be released at a later date, we have updated the document to match actual features delivered.

  • Worker Search
  • Candidate Profile Updates — Rescheduled for release on March 13

For more Workday Updates

Workday Release Notes – Twice a week, issues that may affect users, fixes, improvements (enhancements), and links to new guidance are posted to the Workday Release Notes page. You can also subscribe to receive release notes via email. Workday posts release notes on Wednesdays and Fridays.

Workday @ UT Newsletter – The newsletter, published biweekly, shares news and information, including upcoming events, training, reminders, and tips useful to Workday users. The newsletter can be read online, on the Workday@UT Newsletter page. You can also subscribe to receive the newsletter via email.

Workday Maintenance Schedule – View the askUS entry When is Workday down for planned maintenance? for a list of upcoming planned weekly, monthly, quarterly, and feature release dates.