How Workday Affects Me

The majority of faculty and staff will need to learn new mechanisms for leave submission, procurement, travel requests, and expense reporting.

There will be targeted communications, presentations to various constituencies, e-mails, road shows, and updates to the LSU Workday website. Many customers will have the opportunity to be engaged in the testing phase and have hands-on experience with the new product prior to deployment.


Training sessions will be made available through in-person sessions as well as online learning resources once we are closer to deployment. There will be training opportunities held across the state for the convenience of all of the campuses.


Workday has its own set of terminology which will replace many of the legacy terms currently used. A list of common changes and terms may be found on the Workday Terminology webpage.


Workday data centers adhere to the strictest physical security measures. In addition, Workday encrypts every attribute of customer data within the application before it is stored in the database.

Overview Resources

Intro to Workday (Video) updated 5/11/16

Financial Data Model (Video) updated 5/10/16

Employee Direct Access (Video) updated 5/10/16

Payment Election (Video) updated 5/6/16

Fact Sheet (PDF) updated 2/12/16

Talking Points (PDF) updated 3/31/16

General Terminology (PDF) updated 1/22/16

Human Capital Management Specific Terminology (PDF) updated 3/9/16

Academic Withheld Resources

FAQs (PDF) updated 3/31/16

Calculator (XLSX) updated 3/24/16

Payment Election (Video) updated 5/6/16

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