Carnegie Mellon University

Employee Self-Service in Workday

Workday is Carnegie Mellon University's unified system for Human Resources, Benefits, Payroll, Time Tracking and more.

Benefits Elections

  • View and update your benefit elections
  • View and update your dependent information
  • View and update your retirement savings plan elections
  • Apply for tuition remission benefits

Payroll Information

  • View your payslips and W-2 tax forms
  • View and update your tax withholding elections
  • Manage your direct deposit payment elections

Time Tracking

  • Enter hours worked 
  • Submit time for approval

(for non-exempt employees)

Personal Information

  • Change legal and preferred name
  • Update contact information
  • Update self-identifying information

Helpful Tips

Direct Deposit 

New hires are encouraged to set up direct deposit in Workday. Payment elections must be established in Workday prior to the pay period deadlines.

Visit My Workday Toolkit for guidance on establishing direct deposit in Workday.

For more information, please see Payroll Resources.

Benefits Elections

Newly eligible employees have 30 days from the date they become eligible to enroll in or waive benefits. 

Employees who do not make elections within 30 days will be automatically enrolled in default benefits.

Retirement savings contributions can be elected or changed at any time and become effective the first day of the following month. If you are changing your election to zero, the effective date can be the first day of the month in which you are making the change. All other changes are effective the first day of the following month.  

Time Card Deadlines

Employees are responsible for maintaining accurate time cards in Workday.

Time worked must be recorded, submitted and approved prior to the payroll deadline in order to receive pay on your normally scheduled pay day. 

Find time card submission and approval deadlines in Payroll Calendars.

Your Primary Address

Your primary address should reflect your permanent address, as it is used for taxation purposes.

Your primary address must be a street address and not a Post Office Box, student mailbox or work department address.