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Thursday, February 7, 2019

Workday Support Centre Update

For the past month, since the launch of Workday, the Workday Support Centre has been busy assisting employees with the transition to the new HR system. In January, we had more than 9000 unique log-ins to Workday.  As of February 11th, support for employees will continue to be available by phone (extension 33000) and email (, however EC1 1004 will no longer serve as a drop-in centre.

Friday, February 1, 2019

2018 Staff Performance Appraisals

Staff performance appraisal season is now upon us. Please ensure that you review, document and discuss your performance for 2018 with your manager. Your performance appraisal should include a meaningful discussion that highlights your accomplishments and goals. Performance appraisals are due March 15, 2019.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Important information: Workday time-entry

With the transition to Workday, there have been some changes to the processes for entering time for casual employees. Because this is the first pay period going through the new processes and timelines have been tight, we wanted to let you know that there will be an off-cycle pay for anyone who missed the regular payroll cut-off deadline.

Monday, January 14, 2019

Notice: Time entry and manager approval of time must be completed by the end of day

Time entry and manager approval of time must be completed in Workday by end of day Monday, January 14th in order to be paid on Friday, January 18th.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Workday: Frequently Asked Questions

Workday, the new HR system for the University of Waterloo launched on Monday. With the transition to the brand new system, the Support Centre is receiving a high volume of inquiries and is working quickly to respond. If you haven’t received a response, we appreciate your patience and will get back to you as soon as possible. View some frequently asked questions that have come up.

Monday, January 7, 2019

Workday goes live today at Waterloo

After 18 months of efforts by more than 40 staff from both Human Resources and Information Systems & Technology, employees at Waterloo will now have access to the new HR system, Workday.

Thursday, December 13, 2018

2019 Key Dates to Remember

View the timeline for completing the performance evaluation process in 2019.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

All in a day's work at the Workday mini town hall

More than 70 departments were represented at the Workday Mini Town Hall, hosted by Human Resources on November 27. The event provided employees with an opportunity to learn more about training, resources, and support through the transition to the new HR system.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Waterloo named a Canada Top 100 Employer for 2019

Waterloo employees receive Top 100 Employer award

For the third year in a row, the University of Waterloo was recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2019) and Waterloo Area's Top Employers (2019). The recipients of the national annual award were announced in The Globe and Mail on November 9th. The University was recognized for striving to be not only one of the most innovative universities in the world, but also one of the most employee-focused.  

Monday, November 19, 2018

Upcoming system shutdowns

Due to the transition to Workday in January, 2019, there will be a number of system shutdowns during end-of-year. Please see the chart below for details. If you have any questions, contact Please also note that several HR forms will no longer be available in January as processes will be automated through Workday. Details are available on the forms page.

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