Human Resources and Payroll

The Enterprise Project is a business transformation that will improve the Ohio State experience and advance operational excellence through Workday and other modern, effective services and technology.

Benefits for HR and Payroll

Through modern systems and more efficient processes, the Enterprise Project will help you focus your work day on what matters most to you. For HR and payroll professionals, that means increasing consistency in HR and payroll services through streamlined processes and modern, mobile technology.


Streamlining and standardizing HR and payroll processes and systems will increase the ease and effectiveness of Ohio State’s business operations.


Your time is important. The Enterprise Project will provide tools to help focus more time on support for Ohio State students, faculty and staff and less time on administrative tasks.


From recruitment to retirement, Ohio State employees will have consistent experiences across the enterprise, which will build trust in HR and payroll services and operations.

HR and Payroll FAQs

What HR and payroll processes and systems are changing?

How can I get involved in the Enterprise Project?

Contact for more information on how you can get involved.

Use this link to review the full list of answers to frequently asked questions.

Workday Core Concepts for HR and Payroll

Graphic representation of Workday Core Concepts for HR. The concept sequence is 1) Workday 101, 2) Foundation Data Model, 3) Staffing Model, 4) Academic Appointments, 5) Business Processes, and 6) Security and Reports.

The visual explains the sequence for the Workday Core Concepts for HR: Workday 101, Foundation Data Model, Staffing Models, Academic Appointments, Business Processes, and Security and Reports.

  1. Workday 101 for HR (YouTube video) recorded CarmenConnect session.
  2. Foundation Data Model (FDM) and Supervisory Orgs for HR (Box link) recorded CarmenConnect session and supporting materials.
  3. Staffing Models (Box link) recorded CarmenConnect session and supporting materials.


Resources for HR and Payroll


HR & Payroll News

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April 12, 2019

A week-long series of customer confirmation sessions took place on April 8-12 to demonstrate the initial prototype of HR and Payroll functionality in Ohio State’s Workday environment. More than 60 business owners, process owners and subject matter experts who have been heavily involved in design and configuration activities received a first-hand look at select business processes and transactions.

April 11, 2019

Over 180 HR and payroll professionals have attended virtual sessions introducing Staffing Models, a Workday core concept. The full Workday core concepts series for HR and Payroll is designed to give the audience foundational knowledge of the Workday system. The concepts focus on content the HR community will see and use most often when the first release of Workday is launched in 2020.

February 22, 2019

Feedback Friday articles address questions received through the Enterprise Project mailbox, meetings, contact form and surveys. Answers to the incoming questions are provided by project team subject matter experts. This article answers questions related to Payroll decisions and changes.