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Get excited, Workday@Penn is finally here!

Workday is a human resource, payroll and financials platform that harnesses powerful, cloud-based technology to replace aging systems and reduce risks associated with security, expense, and compliance.

Workday@Penn will improve Penn’s human capital management-related processes using Workday technology as a foundation. Take a look at the video below for a high-level overview of Workday:

This system allows Penn to have 24/7 access over a secure network from any computer, smart phone, or tablet; continuous innovation and improvements (2 updates per year); provides an intuitive user experience, which is fast, accessible, and flexible; and enables the University community to focus more on value-added work, mission-driven efforts, and strategic support. Lastly, it simplifies and integrates processes to improve data accuracy and informed data-driven decision-making.

With Workday@Penn, you are empowered to complete several categories of functionality, including:

  • Update personal information
  • View pay slips
  • Enter time and review/approve time for others
  • View compensation and benefits
  • Request time off and leave and review/approve time off and leave for others
  • Apply for new positions within Penn
  • Search the Penn Directory
  • And, complete many more actions!

It is important to protect sensitive data as technology evolves. Workday uses a number of approaches to ensure the security of our data. Transactions are encrypted both in transit and at rest, as well with geo-sensing, where certain transactions can only be done locally or in certain jurisdictions. Details on Workday security can be found on this Workday page.

The Workday@Penn team is committed to supporting schools, centers, and departments with communications and training on the new processes and systems. If you have any further questions, contact the Penn Employee Solution Center, at or 215-898-7372.