The Ufirst Project

Ufirst Executive Sponsor Update: President Ryan's video message, System Cutover, and more

12/12/2018
Ufirst Executive Sponsor Update

 
Dear UVA Colleagues:

Workday is nearly here! Over the past four years teams of people across Grounds have worked together to strengthen our HR organization and deliver excellent service to our faculty, staff, team members, schools, and units. President Ryan is supportive of this important collaboration and recorded a video message for the community about it.

As we get closer to launching Workday on Monday, January 7, 2019 at 7:00 a.m., we want to draw your attention to important information and resources designed to help you navigate the system and access the data you need.

System Cutover 

As you know, Workday is replacing our legacy Oracle, PeopleSoft, and UltiPro systems. The Ufirst team successfully transferred data from all three on November 30 to prepare for import into Workday. With this major milestone complete, access to our legacy systems must be curtailed in order to limit changes to our historical data. Employee and manager self-service, with the exception of time/absence entry and approval, is now read-only access. Should you need to change data in a legacy system, please contact the HR Solution Center (434-243-3344 or AskHR@virginia.edu). The Cutover Timeline has more information regarding upcoming changes. 

Workday Training

If you have not yet done so, please complete the Workday Essentials eLearning course. If you manage people, please also complete the Manager Essentials course. Training is arranged by division (Academic, Health System) and role on the Workday Training webpage.

UVA HR website: Workday Central

The newly redesigned HR website hosts the Workday Central webpage and provides everything you need to know about Workday in one convenient location – now, during, and after our launch.

Thank you for your ongoing support of this important initiative and for your patience as we address the complications that inevitably surface with the launch of a critical, enterprise-wide system.
 
Sincerely,

Ufirst Executive Sponsors

Jennifer (J.J.) Wagner Davis, Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer
Thomas C. Katsouleas, Executive Vice President & Provost
Richard P. Shannon, MD, Executive Vice President for Health Affairs