By Gina Beaman, Human Resources Business Consultant – Payroll, Workday Project
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My area of expertise on the Workday Project team is everything related to payroll. To be more specific, I am tasked with making sure that anything being done in the Workday system doesn’t have the potential to negatively impact payroll. We all know how important it is for our employees to be paid and we want the transition from legacy HR systems to Workday to be as seamless as possible.
I am most excited to let go of the outdated paper process for personnel actions and embrace the upgrade to an electronic process with Workday. The change from paper to electronic will lead to improved processing times, resulting in more timely pay updates for employees.
The project as a whole has brought a lot of positive advancements to our business processes that we hadn’t previously anticipated. Through the Workday configuration process we were able to look through our older systems and do a lot of necessary cleanup. The Family and Medical Leave process is an example of an area that has been thoroughly analyzed and will be greatly improved with Workday, making it easier for agencies to monitor and support employees’ benefits eligibility, entitlement and usage.
The transition to Workday is ultimately going to lead to more efficient human resource practices for Oregon state government. Not only has it been great to be a part of the Workday implementation process, but it has also been an amazing experience to be a part of the Workday Project team. Our team works in such a collaborative and positive manner, and we strive ensure that we meet our enterprise’s diverse needs.