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Security Roles and Delegates

Security Roles

Business processes in Workday are built based on security roles – a set of permissions which govern what individuals and groups can see and do, as well as what they can initiate and/or approve. Security roles allow the University to protect the integrity of processes, the security of data, and also provide for the efficient handling of tasks.

Learn more about Security Roles in our recent blog post.

If you have questions about your Security Role assignment, please contact your HR Business Partner.


Delegation in Workday provides the ability to reassign certain tasks and approvals to another qualified individual. This can be for efficiency on a long-term basis, or short term, to cover a manager's responsibilities when they are out of the office – for example, to cover a vacation.

Learn more about Delegation in this video.

If you have questions about your Delegation assignment, please contact your manager or HR Business Partner.