What is Workday?
Workday is a platform that harnesses powerful, cloud-based technology to enhance security and compliance. The University uses Workday for human resources, payroll, and job-related learning.
Workday provides the University community with 24/7 access to a secure network from any computer, smart phone, or tablet; continuous innovation and improvements (2 updates per year); 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:
- Manage position- and job-related training
- 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 for people
- And complete many more actions
As protecting sensitive data and technology evolves, Workday uses a number of approaches to ensure the security of your 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. If you have questions, contact the Penn Employee Solution Center, at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 215-898-7372.