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.

Jump to HR and Payroll Core Concepts below to explore high-level topics that will help core users begin to understand foundational concepts they will find in Workday, the future system for the university's finance, human resources, payroll and student information.

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?

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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 (YouTube video) recorded session..
  4. Academic Appointments (YouTube video) recorded CarmenConnect session.
  5. Business Processes (YouTube video) recorded session.
  6. Security and Reports (YouTube video) recorded session.
  7. Payroll Costing (YouTube video).


Resources for HR and Payroll


HR & Payroll News

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June 25, 2019

"A Day in the Life" shines a light on featured project team members to showcase the range of activities taking place. Tammy Ament is a Functional Lead for the Enterprise Project’s Workday HCM (Human Capital Management) team, leading the Recruit-to-Hire transformation.

May 8, 2019

The bi-annual HR Town Hall, held on Friday, April 26, brought together Ohio State’s HR professionals for updates on HR Transformation efforts. HR and university leaders shared strides made in shaping the future of HR at Ohio State, ultimately supporting an exceptional employee experience.

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.