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Sean Jackson, Ufirst Executive Director

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Trust But Verify

Trust is a vital component of our collective ability to overcome obstacles. Trust is also at the heart of continuous improvement. MORE>>

Workday Partner Kickoff 2.14.18

Workday Partner Kickoff meeting on February 14, 2018

Introducing Workday Partners

Workday Partners are school and business unit representatives from across the University who have volunteered to serve as local resources who can help if you have questions about Workday. MORE>>

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Leading Through Change

Ufirst project team members and UVA HR professionals share ideas and experiences on “Leading Through Change” with the UVA Finance team. MORE >>

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Your Data Security

Learn more about how Workday will keep your information safe. MORE >>

Sean Jackson, Ufirst Executive Director

Sean updating the Ufirst Project kanban board

Welcome to the blog!

During the next few months we will be exploring topics regarding Workday and our HR Transformation. I hope to share with you things that we have learned during the last several months that will be helpful in navigating successfully the upcoming changes.

Dr. Richard Shannon addresses Ufirst team leads at a planning retreat

Ufirst Project Team Lead Retreat, August 2015

The Reasons Behind the Ufirst Project
The Ufirst HR Transformation Project began with a hypothesis in the summer of 2015 – we could improve the delivery of administrative services across the University.  MORE>>


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Workday Usability Testing

The Ufirst project recently partnered with the ITS User Experience & Engagement team to conduct usability testing to learn more about UVA staff and team members’ experience with Workday. MORE>>

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Workday Mobile

Cut the cord on your desktop and go mobile with Workday. MORE >>

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Interactive Preview and Feedback Sessions

Members of the HR Community are busy attending Workday demonstration sessions that allow them to actually experience the new technology. Each one hour session provides a brief overview of Workday, an activity showcasing how intuitive Workday is, and a quick debrief. MORE>>

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