Workday Words: Supervisory Organization

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As the single system for the university’s finance, HR, payroll and student information, Workday introduces a range of cross-functional terms. “Workday Words” posts highlight and define terminology that will be found in the new core system. For a more comprehensive resource, please download the latest Workday glossary.

Supervisory Organization

Supervisory Organization illustrates reporting relationships in Workday. It places employees into a hierarchy that provides structure for employee management.

Supervisory Organizations are used to drive staffing transactions, including creating positions, terminations, compensation changes, transfers and promotions, among others. In addition, they will be used to route time entry and leave requests for approval.

The Supervisory Organization keyword, known as a “worktag” in Workday, will replace the “Reports to” PeopleSoft field.