Academic Personnel

Academic HR and Workday

Workday is the University of Washington’s new Human Resources and Payroll system.

The University of Washington’s Integrated Service Center (ISC) is your source for help on questions about HR, Payroll, Benefits, Time Tracking, and Workday support. The ISC includes a comprehensive self-service website, drop-in center, and phone and email support. The ISC is committed to providing exceptional customer service to the UW’s faculty, staff, and student workers.

While the ISC is your first point of contact for most issues, please contact Academic Human Resources (AHR) if you have questions related to academic personnel policies, including the following:

  • Employee relations
  • FMLA and sick leave policy
  • Visas

Vocabulary on the AHR Website

Transitioning to a new system often necessitates that we replace or redefine vocabulary used in the old system. The ISC website includes a glossary of Workday vocabulary. Below are three common terms used throughout this website and the relationship each has with Workday terminology.

  • Job is used for Workday Jobs and Positions.
  • Leave is used for Workday Leaves and Time Offs.
  • Promotion refers to the promotion processes described in the Faculty Code and the Librarian Personnel Code.

Appointment Dates in Workday

Start Dates

Appointment dates were imported from legacy systems that were populated using diverse data management practices. In the conversion to the new system, some appointment start dates may appear as having changed in Workday. If you have questions about how your appointment start date appears in Workday, please contact your unit HR personnel as the first line of inquiry.

End Dates

Appointment end dates in Workday reflect the anticipated duration of the appointment. An appointment may end earlier if there is a non-renewal, or under other special circumstances.