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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Why is DCSD implementing Workday?

Douglas County School District's current human resources and payroll systems were cobbled togther over years as the District grew and are now antiquated and no longer supported by the vendors.

After a rigorous eight month process, DCSD selected Workday to replace the human resources and payroll systems.

Workday was chosen because of its simple, intuitive interface. DCSD employees will be able to access/update their personal data and view their benefits and payroll information from any laptop or mobile device with Internet access. Workday will also provide managers and District leadership with real-time actionable business information that will allow users across the DCSD to get the data they need, when they need it, and transform the way DCSD conducts business and provides services.

What systems will Workday replace?

Currently, DCSD uses a variety of systems to accomplish Human Resources and Business Services functions. For instance, currently employees must log in to different systems in order to look at their paycheck,change their W-4 and to change their address or phone number. In the future all of these functions will be handled by Workday.

How will my day-to-day tasks be impacted by the implementation of Workday?

The goal of this initiative is to streamline processes and procedures; provide actionable data at your fingertips, facilitating effective, efficient decision making; and allow all employees more time to focus on their primary focus, our students.

Why Workday?

Workday was selected based on functionality, usability, total cost of ownership, and ability to meeting DCSD’s business requirements. Because it is a cloud solution, it is easier, quicker, and less costly to implement and operate than traditional enterprise systems. Workday is focused on serving the education industry. Brown, Yale, Georgetown, Cornell, USC, University of Rochester and Carnegie Mellon have either implemented Workday or are in the process of implementing Workday. They interact with Workday regularly and have the opportunity to guide the design and availability of functionality required for education.

What is SaaS?

SaaS is short for Software as a Service. It is a software delivery method that provides access to software and its functions remotely as a Web-based service.

How and when will we be trained in the new system?

Online and instructor-led Workday training will be available for all DCSD employees depending on how you’ll use the system. Training will occur in the month prior to go live. 

Will Workday work with any browser? Will I be able to use a Mac?

Yes, most current browsers such as Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome will support Workday. You can also access Workday from a PC or Mac.