Check out what’s changing with time and absence

With Workday’s time and absence features, you’ll actually look forward to logging your time. The new tool will make it quicker and easier to log time off as well as time worked. You can also see where your requests are in the approval process.

The Manage Absence Calendar replaces our current tools to track time off and leaves of absence, plus includes new features — so you can manage your time all in one place.

The Absence Calendar will make it easier to:

  • Request time off and track the approval process
  • See your past and future time off requests
  • See your absence balances in real time
  • Forecast your time off balance based on proposed time off
  • Request and view time off for all positions

For times when you’re on the go, you will have the option of using the Workday Mobile app (iOS and Android) to complete tasks like:

  • Enter, review, or approve time worked
  • View time off balances
  • Submit or approve time off requests
  • Check and modify work schedules

Managers will use the Time and Scheduling Hub to approve time off and time worked, plus create work schedules. The Team Absence Calendar will show all time off requests for the team in one place to help supervisors anticipate staffing needs.

Benefits to UW employees

Workday’s time and absence functionality will give you:

  • The ability to log time worked, request time off, and check balances more quickly and easily than today
  • Greater visibility into the status of your time and absence requests and who has acted on those requests
  • Flexibility to use Workday Mobile for basic tasks when you’re out of the office

Check out the What’s Changing with Time and Absence video and summary to learn more about specific changes related to time off, leave balances, leaves of absence, time worked, and work schedules.

The Administrative Transformation Program (ATP) What’s Changing series will help you understand what will change when Workday goes live in July 2025. Browse our growing library of resources that will highlight a variety of topics in the months leading up to end-user training in March 2025.