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Overview

TheWorkday home page is designed to make navigation easier and help you organize and complete your tasks. Key features of the current home page interface and search functionalities include:

  • Apps, formerly known as worklets, are minimized under "View All Apps" and can be accessed from anywhere within Workday via the Global Navigation Menu.
  • Quickly access your important information and view upcoming reminders in the "Awaiting Your Action" and "Timely Suggestions" sections, and the "Team Highlights" section for managers.
  • Workday search functionality allows you to easily sort search results by topic.
  • The WalkMe* ActionBot and orange Need Help? icon make it easier to get help with Workday business processes.
    • *Note: If you don't see these smart tools on your Workday home page, please install the WalkMe plugin on your computer.

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University Banner Images

You'll notice University of Miami campus images as a banner on top of the Workday home page. These University campus images are updated according to the time of day, so depending on the time of day you log in to Workday, you'll see a different image.

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Awaiting Your Action

Up to three of your most recent My Tasks items appear, which you can also access from the My Tasks icon.

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Timely Suggestions

Highlights reminders, such as upcoming time off, and quick access to your important information, such as home and work contact information. Managers also see upcoming birthdays and work anniversaries for their direct reports.

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Announcements

Select an announcement to see all details. If more than one is available, use the arrow icons to scroll to the next announcement.

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Apps

Formerly known as worklets, apps (e.g., Pay and Benefits Hub, My Team) are accessible under "View All Apps" and the Global Navigation Menu.

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Global Navigation Menu

With the Global Navigation Menu, you can access your apps and shortcuts from anywhere in Workday, not just your home page. Easily customize the apps you see and their order. Your first four apps will display in the "Your Top Apps" section. You can also create up to 10 shortcuts for tasks and reports within the Global Navigation Menu.

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Search Functionality

Allows you to personalize search results. Use Saved Categories to choose the order in which Workday searches through categories and displays the results. In addition, when searching in Workday, you'll see different categories to filter searches. To search all categories at once, i.e., All of Workday, add them to your Saved Categories list.

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WalkMe ActionBot and Need Help? Icon

These smart tools make it easier to get help with Workday business processes.

*Note: If you don't see these smart tools on your Workday home page, please install the WalkMe plugin on your computer.

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My Tasks

Formerly known as your Workday Inbox, My Tasks allows you to filter, organize, and manage tasks in one location. Up to three of your most recent My Tasks items will also appear in the "Awaiting Your Action" section.

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Team Highlights*

Quickly access your Team Org Chart and direct reports' Workday profiles, and identify any Goals that are overdue or off track.

*Not shown in image. These sections are only visible to Managers.

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What's New?

As of March 9, 2024, some features within Workday have changed:

  • My Tasks, formerly known as your Inbox, introduces a new and improved look and feel, search capabilities, and improved organizational features. Explore your new experience.
  • Address lookup capabilities, powered by Google, allow you to search for accurate address information quickly by entering only a few characters.
  • The "Announcements" section moves to the top right of your Workday home page.

Please keep in mind that Workday tasks and business processes are not affected by these changes, and will remain the same.

Frequently Asked Questions

This section aims to answer your questions regarding these changes within Workday.

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  • Why are we making this change?

    • Workday makes regular enhancements to improve your experience; to that end, these changes are required by Workday.

  • What are the benefits of these new features?

    • The new "My Tasks" features are designed to make navigation easier and help you organize and complete your tasks.
    • The address lookup feature enables you to enter accurate address information more quickly.
    • Moving "Announcements" to the top of your home page makes it easier for you to see important information.

  • What is changing?

    • My Tasks, formerly known as your Inbox, introduces a new and improved look and feel, search capabilities, and improved organizational features.
    • Address lookup capabilities, powered by Google, allow you to search for accurate address information quickly by entering only a few characters.
    • The "Announcements" section moves to the top right of your Workday home page.

  • What is not changing?

    The following features of your Workday experience are not changing:

    • Apps, formerly known as worklets, are minimized under "View All Apps" and can be accessed from anywhere within Workday via the Global Navigation Menu.
    • You can quickly access your important information and view upcoming reminders in the "Awaiting Your Action" and "Timely Suggestions" sections.
    • Managers can quickly access their direct reports' Workday profiles and Team Org Chart, and identify any Goals that are overdue or off track in the "Team Highlights" section.
    • Workday search functionality allows you to easily sort search results by topic. Tip: To search all Workday categories at once, add all categories to your Saved Categories list.
    • The WalkMe* ActionBot and orange Need Help? icon make it easier to get help with Workday business processes.
      • *Note: If you don't see these smart tools on your Workday home page, please install the WalkMe plugin on your computer.


    Please keep in mind that Workday tasks and business processes are not affected by this update, and will remain the same.

Support

Have questions? We can help! Please contact the IT Service Desk for technical support at 305-284-6565 or help@miami.edu.

Did you know that there are department-specific Certified Workday Super Users that can help answer Workday-related questions? Access a list of Certified Workday Super Users. (Note: You must sign in with your University of Miami CaneID to access the list.)

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