The Word on Workday: ‘Out with the Old, in with the New’ Ad Campaign Previews Coming Changes

The Workday HR project, scheduled to launch in January 2015, released a new advertising campaign titled, “Out with the old, in with the new.” The campaign draws a comparison between the University’s current systems (old) and the processes that will be transitioned to Workday (new). Workday will also introduce new features such as the ability to view vacation balances.

The ad series features Workday’s All About Me homepage, an easy-to-use platform for all your Workday needs, as well as the Personal Information, Benefits, and Time Off “worklets.” It provides a “before and after” comparison to begin drawing a visual understanding of some of the systems and processes that will be performed in Workday starting in January.

To provide a quick snapshot of what University faculty, staff, and student employees (including graduate and postgraduate employees) will be able to see and do in Workday, the following chart summarizes select University functions featured in the ad campaign.


University Function Who Is Affected Current System (Old) Worklet(New)
  • Annual Benefits Enrollment
  • Viewing Benefits Information and Deductions
  • Life Event Changes (i.e., Marriage or Change of Dependents)*


Faculty and Staff who Receive Benefits through the University myUM Benefits
  • Viewing Paychecks (Referred to as “Payslips” in Workday)
  • Viewing/Updating Direct Deposit Information
  • Viewing/Updating Tax Withholdings
Faculty, Staff, and Student Employees myUM Pay
  • Legal Name Changes*
Faculty and Staff (Student Employees will Need to Contact the Office of the Registrar) Faculty Affairs or Human Resources Personal Information
  • Preferred Name Changes
Faculty and Staff Faculty Affairs or Human Resources Personal Information
  • Viewing University Teams and Organizations
Faculty, Staff, and Student Employees Not Currently Available Personal Information
  • Access to a Searchable University-Wide Directory
Faculty, Staff, and Student Employees Phonebook or the Global Address List (GAL) Personal Information
  • Vacation and Sick Leave Requests
  • Viewing Vacation and Sick Leave Balances


Employees who are Eligible for Vacation and Sick Leave Benefits Varies by University Department Time Off
  • Approval of Time Off Requests
  • Viewing Team Time Off Calendars (Managers Only)
Faculty and Staff Managers/ Supervisors Not Currently Available Team Time Off


*Certain life event or legal name changes may require additional documentation, such as copies of marriage licenses and birth certificates, before changes are approved and reflected in the system.

Click here to download the new ad campaign from the Workday HR site.

Workday Term of the Month: WORKLET. Workday organizes information into icons called worklets. You can organize your Workday home page to display the worklets that you use most frequently, allowing you to customize how you view this page. A worklet preview can be found in the new Workday Ad Campaign. Additional information on worklets will be provided in Workday training materials.

Have questions? Send Workday an email: workday@miami.edu, or reach out to the Workday ORL designated for your school, department, or division. 

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Planning College for Your Child? Attend the Annual Admission Presentation for Employee Dependents

The Office of Admission, Office of Financial Assistance, and Employee Benefits will host two presentations next month covering the admission process, financial assistance, and tuition remission for employees and their dependents.

The first presentation will be held on the Miller School campus Thursday, September 11 from noon to 1 p.m. at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute’s second-floor auditorium. A second presentation will be held on the Coral Gables campus Tuesday, September 23 from noon to 1 p.m. at the Storer Auditorium in the School of Business Administration. All faculty and staff interested in learning more on these issues are urged to attend.

If you have questions or cannot attend and would like more information, please contact Maria DeLeon-Fleites in the Office of Undergraduate Admission at mfleites@miami.edu.


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Improve Your Coaching and Customer Service Skills with Workforce Training

The Office of Workforce Engagement and Development is offering several specialized training courses in September focusing on coaching for performance and customer service for the professional. Live and online sessions are available. For more information, click here, or contact Workforce Engagement and Development at 305-243-3090 or wed@miami.edu.


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Mindful Living

This seminar, presented by the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP), is offered monthly to explore the basic tenets of mindfulness, review the significance of mindful living, and guide participants through a mindfulness practice. Being mindful increases engagement with the present moment and allows for a clearer understanding of how thoughts and emotions impact our health and the quality of our lives. Attend to awaken your innate capacity for mindful living and nurture a practice to positively inspire every facet of your life. This seminar will be facilitated by a UM FSAP consultant.

Miller School campus: Wednesday, September 3, 12-1 p.m., Dominion Tower, room 301C

Coral Gables campus: Thursday, September 4, 12-1 p.m., McKnight Building, 2nd-floor Training Room

RSMAS campus: Friday, September 5, 12-1 p.m., Library, Media Room

FSAP Health and Wellness seminars are offered as part of the University of Miami’s Well ‘Canes Program. To register, go to ULearn. For help with ULearn registration, or to receive email announcements of upcoming seminars, please call the FSAP at 305-284-6604.

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Learn How to Save a Life in at CPR Day Miami

cpr-day-slider-620-270CORAL GABLES, Fla. (August 14, 2014) — With 70 percent of Americans lacking the knowledge to perform CPR, the University of Miami, Jackson Health System, and Miami-Dade County Public Schools, in collaboration with the American Red Cross and the American Heart Association, will host CPR Day Miami, a free, countywide training event for participants 11 and older on Saturday, September 6.  Available at seven locations, the 90-minute training sessions are offered multiple times between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

The official opening ceremony for CPR Day Miami takes place from 10 to 11 a.m. at UM’s BankUnited Center Fieldhouse, with UM President Donna E. Shalala, Alberto Carvalho, superintendent of Miami-Dade County Public Schools, and Carlos Migoya, president and CEO of Jackson Health System, in attendance.

Online registration, which is required, will be available until noon on Friday, September 5.

The importance of knowing how to perform CPR made international headlines this past February when then 5-month-old Sebastian de la Cruz stopped breathing in the backseat of his aunt’s car. His aunt, Pamela Rauseo, performed lifesaving CPR on Sebastian on the side of a busy Miami expressway, as a Miami Herald photographer captured dramatic images of the harrowing ordeal.

Sebastian was rushed to Holtz Children’s Hospital at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center, and today is healthy, happy, and getting ready to celebrate his first birthday in September.

CPR Day Miami’s sponsoring organizations and their affiliates, which also include local fire and labor unions, have joined forces to bring this lifesaving skill to thousands of families on September 6 at the following locations throughout Miami-Dade County:

University of Miami
Fieldhouse at BankUnited Center
1245 Dauer Drive, Coral Gables

John A. Ferguson Senior High School
15900 S.W. 56th Street, Miami

Dr. Michael M. Krop Senior High School
1410 N.E. 215th Street, Miami

Greater Miami & The Keys Chapter of the American Red Cross
335 S.W. 27th Avenue, Miami

Coral Reef Senior High School
10101 S.W. 152nd Street, Miami

Booker T. Washington Senior High School
1200 N.W. Sixth Avenue, Miami

Hialeah Gardens Senior High School
11700 Hialeah Gardens Boulevard, Hialeah Gardens


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