A new Workday is coming to Waterloo

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

A message from Human Resources and Information Systems & Technology

This past fall, HR and IST jointly led a Request for Proposal (RFP) to identify a solution to address the University’s need for a modernized upgrade to the Human Resources Management System (HRMS) and payroll system. Currently, the University’s HRMS technology is supported by PeopleSoft HCM 9.1.

After conducting a competitive and detailed RFP process, we are pleased to announce the selection of Workday as the University’s new HRMS and payroll system, with PricewaterhouseCoopers as our implementation partner.

Workday is a market leader in their field and the goal is to transform the way employees and managers interact with Human Resources. Workday is flexible enough to meet the University’s current needs with little need for customizations, while also remaining innovative and agile to serve the growth of the University and its future goals. Workday’s Human Capital Management system is currently used in many educational institutions, with implementations underway at McGill University, Brock University and Algonquin College.

Contract negotiations are underway. Implementation planning, with input from campus stakeholders, will begin in the next few weeks. We look forward to sharing more information as we work through the planning process.

For additional information on the HR Technology Renewal program, please visit the Human Resources Management System website