William Paterson University is currently transitioning to Workday, a cloud-based system that streamlines and standardizes business processes in human resources, payroll, and finance, making it easier and faster for all campus employees to accomplish tasks in these areas during their workday.

Individual use of the system will be variable based on roles and responsibilities. Among the actions that will be performed in Workday:

  • View and update personal employee data including compensation and benefit elections
  • Update payroll and accounts payable bank information in one place
  • Manage absences from work including time off for vacation, sabbatical, or FMLA
  • Submit time in/time out for daily work
  • Submit and approve spend authorizations and expense reports
  • Manage procurement and supplier requests
  • Manage new hire process from recruiting to onboarding
  • Document and manage goal-setting, mid-term reviews, and performance reviews
  • Complete training and enroll in professional development courses

The University will offer in-person workshops and provide self-paced training materials on this website leading into and after the Workday launch.

For questions, or to volunteer as a WP Workday tester, email

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