Workday HR and Payroll

Ohio State is implementing Workday for the university's human resources (HR) and payroll management. Beginning in July 2020, the university will utilize this modern, cloud-based system to manage HR and payroll information and processes. The efforts of the human resources and payroll workstreams are to improve foundational classification and compensation data and create standard HR and payroll practices. Doing so will increase high-value work and enhance the faculty and staff experience. 


HR and Payroll Vision Guiding Principles were developed to help determine related business processes within the Enterprise Project’s scope, which include:

  • Recruiting & Onboarding 
  • Benefits Administration
  • Time Tracking/Absence Management
  • Learning
  • Performance Management
  • Position Management
  • Payroll Accounting & Commitments
  • Payroll Processing
  • Compensation Administration
  • Annual Merit Compensation Process
  • Fee Authorization
  • Terminations & Transfers
  • Retirement Administration
  • Non-employees
  • HR Operating Model/Service Delivery

All HR and Payroll business processes will be designed to fully leverage Workday and other enterprise technologies. The project team and university community will design process and technology solutions to:

  • Streamline and standardize payroll, time tracking and absence management processes
  • Provide employees and managers greater control of and visibility into HR transactions, workflows and approvals
  • Simplify and create consistent HR practices across the university, including performance management and annual merit processing (AMCP/P3), onboarding, benefits administration and compensation administration