Workday Updates And Maintenance

Feature Release 2021R2

The Workday Feature Release 2021R2 took place on September 11, 2021. In this release, a number of design changes helps users navigate Workday easier. Specific changes include: 

New Pop-Outs

For some tasks and reports, users will notice new pop-out boxes instead of landing pages.

Change Selection Icon

For tasks that have a pop-out, the change selection icon, shown at right, has replaced the back button.

Enhanced Workday Search Box

Workday offers new search categories when populating the search box. The search box has also now been relocated to the middle of the page, instead of the left.

Planned Maintenance Schedule 

Workday includes human resources, payroll, finance, and grant functions and is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The system undergoes weekly maintenance 2 a.m. to 6 a.m. on Saturdays.

Workday also has extended planned maintenance times per the schedule below.

2021 Extended Maintenance

DateMaintenance TypeTimes
Saturday, January 23, 2021 Quarterly 2 a.m. to 2 p.m. EST
Saturday, February 20, 2021 Monthly 2 a.m. to 10 a.m. EST
Saturday, March 13, 2021 Feature Release 1 (2021R1)       2 a.m. to 10 a.m. EST
Saturday, April 10, 2021 Monthly 2 a.m. to 10 a.m. EST
Saturday, May 22, 2021 Quarterly 2 a.m. to 2 p.m. EST
Saturday, June 12, 2021 Monthly 2 a.m. to 10 a.m. EST
Saturday, July 17, 2021 Quarterly 2 a.m. to 2 p.m. EST
Saturday, August 14, 2021 Monthly 2 a.m. to 10 a.m. EST
Saturday, September 4, 2021 Monthly 2 a.m. to 10 a.m. EST
Saturday, September 11, 2021      Feature Release 2 (2021R2)  2 a.m. to 6 a.m. EST
Saturday, October 16, 2021 Quarterly 2 a.m. to 2 p.m. EST
Saturday, November 20, 2021 Monthly 2 a.m. to 10 a.m. EST
Saturday, December 11, 2021 Monthly 2 a.m. to 10 a.m. EST

2022 Extended Maintenance

DateMaintenance TypeTimes
Saturday, January 8, 2022 Monthly 2 a.m. to 10 a.m. EST
Saturday, February 19, 2022 Quarterly

2 a.m. to 2 p.m. EST

Saturday, March 5, 2022

Monthly 2 a.m. to 10 a.m. EST
Saturday, March 12, 2022 Feature Release 1 (2022R1)     

2 a.m. to 6 a.m. EST

Saturday, April 9, 2022 Monthly 2 a.m. to 10 a.m. EST
Saturday, May 21, 2022 Quarterly 2 a.m. to 2 p.m. EST
Saturday, June 11, 2022 Monthly 2 a.m. to 10 a.m. EST
Saturday, July 23, 2022 Quarterly 2 a.m. to 2 p.m. EST
Saturday, August 13, 2022 Monthly 2 a.m. to 10 a.m. EST
Saturday, September 3, 2022 Monthly 2 a.m. to 10 a.m. EST
Saturday, September 10, 2022       Feature Release 2 (2022R2)     2 a.m. to 6 a.m. EST
Saturday, October 22, 2022 Quarterly 2 a.m. to 2 p.m. EST
Saturday, November 19, 2022 Monthly 2 a.m. to 10 a.m. EST
Saturday, December 10, 2022 Monthly 2 a.m. to 10 a.m. EST