By Sue Williams, Position Data & Budgeting Business Consultant, Workday Project
Fun fact: I’m a quote collector. I love a good quote that can give me goosebumps when I read it.
After 29 years of state service – most of those years being in agency budget offices – my role on the Workday Project team is one of the highlights of my career. Why? I’m a believer in that “Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.” Now this may be a quote by Vincent Van Gogh, but that’s how I view the Workday Project. I love being able to collaborate with so many people to make great things happen by bringing all the position budget and human resources pieces together for Workday. Doing this for our state has been incredible!
This experience has given me an opportunity to meet with budget staff from all across state government, and let me tell you, budget staff have tough jobs. It was great to connect with such a hard-working group of people and to talk with those who understand the challenges that come with working on a state agency’s budget. This was incredibly valuable and I learned so much more about the unique issues that our agencies face every day. Needless to say, I took lots of notes. I really can’t wait for everyone to dig in to the new system and really see what Workday can do! I know many individuals will appreciate the reporting and analytics Workday provides right at users’ fingertips; the ability to track position and employee actions through business processes; and the capability to monitor budgeted positions and employees will be of great help to users and the enterprise as a whole.
While my focus on the Workday Project has been on budgeted positions, I have also had a unique opportunity to be involved with the build of the human resources side of Workday. I have learned more in these past two years about human resource functions, complicated issues and policies than I ever thought possible. This experience has given me both a glimpse into state government Human Resources professionals’ perspective and an appreciation for the work they do every day.