• Workday Business User Terminology

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    Workday Business User terms and definitions
    Term Definition
    Accrual "Defines how much time off employees can accrue, the timing of the accrual, and other rules. Can define eligibility rules, frequency and limits that differ from the time off plan."
    Additional Job A job held by an employee that is not his or her primary job.
    Additional Payment An off-cycle payment made in addition to a worker's scheduled on-cycle payment. Additional payments can be processed as part of a manual payment or on-demand payment.
    Advanced Report "There are three types of custom reports: simple, advanced, and matrix. An advanced report provides all the features of a simple report, plus more advanced features such as accessing related business objects and producing multiple levels of headings and subtotals. Advanced reports also enable the use of sub-filters, run time prompts, charts, bubbles (worklets) and report sharing, and provide the ability to expose the report as a web service."
    Aggregation Security Group An aggregation security group is one whose members are other security groups. Workers associated with any included security group are granted access through an aggregation security group.
    Annual Work Period (AWP) The number of months a faculty employee works in a year.
    Annualization Factor "The multiplier used to calculate an annual amount of compensation for compensation plans. Each compensation plan has a frequency of payment, and each frequency has an annualization factor."
    Approve Indicates that a task in a business process can proceed due to the approval by a designated participant. The participant is able to approve the completion of the task due to having defined responsibilities for this task.
    Assignable Roles "You can assign positions to organization roles. Depending on the staffing model, a position may or may not necessarily have a worker specified."
    Auto-fill A time entry method that copies time blocks from a worker's schedule or from a previous week onto the current week on the time entry calendar.
    Awaiting Action
    "A business process task waiting for someone to act upon it (e.g. approve, send back)."
    Balance Period "The period of time, such as current period, month-to-date, quarter-to-date or year-to-date, over which Workday calculates a pay component value."
    Base Currency Also known as default currency. The primary currency in which a company does business and reporting. Base PayBase wages for exempt and non-exempt employees excluding faculty and students.
    Base Pay Element The compensation components included in the calculation of base pay for the purposes of determining the compa-ratio.
    Benefit Coverage Type "A type of benefits coverage. For example, Medical, Dental, Vision, Group Term Life, Long Term Disability and Short Term Disability benefits coverage. Each Coverage Type can contain one or more specific benefit plans. Rules can be set for benefit elections at the benefit coverage type level. For example, employees can be restricted to selecting only one plan of a specific coverage type. Which coverage types are available for employee election during which benefit events can be specified."
    Benefit Event "An event in the employee's life that gives the employee the opportunity to change benefit elections. These include staffing changes (such as getting hired or promoted) as well as ""life events"" such as getting married or having a child."
    Benefit Event Rules "These rules specify coverage increase limits, waiting periods and other rules and conditions of enrollment for benefit enrollment events."
    Benefit Event Type "Identifies the events that trigger benefit enrollment, for example open enrollment, new hire or the birth of a child. It also identifies the coverage types to make available to employees when an event of this type occurs."
    Benefit Group "Identifies workers who qualify for similar benefit plans and elections. Workday builds benefit groups dynamically based on eligibility rules that control group membership; all workers who meet the criteria specified in a group's eligibility rules are automatically assigned to that group. For example, benefit groups can be created by defining eligibility rules that assign executive management staff to one group, salaried employees to a second group and hourly employees to a third group."
    Benefit Plan "Defines the coverage levels or amounts available to employees enrolling in an insurance, health care, defined contribution or spending account plan. Benefit Plan also identifies the populations (e.g. employee, employee + spouse, employee + children, etc.) eligible for benefits. Finally, it provides restrictions on the age(s) of the covered dependent(s) as well as plan rates and costs."
    Benefit Validation "Restricts the coverage options available to workers under a specific benefit plan. For example, the maximum age of dependents covered under a plan or the maximum and minimum coverage amounts can be restricted."
    Bubble (also known as Worklet) "An icon on the home page, which provides easy access to tasks and information that are used regularly. Examples include Benefits, Pay and Personal Information."
    Business Object "Workday stores data as business objects (organizations, workers, positions, etc.)which can be thought of as database tables or worksheets in Excel. Just as a database table or worksheet has columns and rows, a Workday business object has fields and instances. A business object is composed of a set of related fields, similar to how a table or spreadsheet is composed of a set of related columns. Instances of a business object in Workday are like rows in a table or spreadsheet, with each instance representing a unique occurrence of that type of object such as an organization or worker. A business object can have no instances, one instance or many instances. Workday automatically links related business objects together. For example, purchase order lines are linked to a purchase order header, the purchase order header is linked to a supplier, the supplier is linked to a company, etc."
    Business Process Conditional Rule "A condition attached to a business process task that, depending on the outcome, determines where it will be routed."
    Business Process Definition "The set of tasks that need to be completed for an event to occur, the order in which they must be done, and who must do them. Workday includes a number of predefined business processes for different purposes. Default definitions can be edited, and different versions of the same business process can be created for different organizations."
    Business Process Instance "A business process that the initiator has started. For example, the Hire Employee for Organization X business process definition becomes an instance when the initiator uses it to hire a particular pre-hire."
    Business Process Security Policy "A business process security policy secures the initiation step, step actions and process-wide actions including view, rescind, cancel and correct. It specifies which security groups have access to each action."
    Business Site Location
    An employee's work location. Business TitleA descriptive title of the employee's job. The business title is published in the university directory.
    Calculated Time Result of applying time calculations to a worker's reported time. Automates application of company or regulatory rules.
    Calculation Priority Calculation priorities specify the order in which time calculations execute.
    Cancel (business process) Canceling a business process stops the workflow in progress and reverses any changes made to Workday data. It is also a securable action in a business process security policy.
    Carryover Limit The maximum amount of time off employees can carry over from one balance period to another.
    Cascading Leave "A sequence of related leave types that are linked together. When an employee meets the conditions defined for ending a leave, Workday generates a return from leave request and a separate request for the next leave."
    Compensation Basis "A user-defined grouping of compensation components, such as the sum of salary, allowance, bonus, future payments and retirement savings plans. Compensation plans that should be included in the compensation basis calculation can be specified. This calculation can be used to view employee compensation in Workday."
    Compensation Component "The umbrella term for compensation packages, grades, grade profiles and plans."
    Compensation Defaulting Rule "Establishes the criteria for how compensation components default to worker compensation during staffing transactions (hire, promote, demote, transfer). Compensation defaulting rules ease data entry by automatically defaulting compensation components to worker compensation for employees who meet the rule's eligibility requirements."
    Compensation Element "The smallest unit of compensation for a worker in a specific position. Workday uses compensation elements to determine the amount, currency, frequency and other attributes of a worker's compensation. Compensation elements, such as base pay, are linked to compensation plans."
    Compensation Grade/ Grade Profile Compensation Grade is assigned to a Job Profile based on the level of responsibilities performed by an incumbent of the Job Profile. Pay ranges are defined in Compensation Grade Profile. Workday Business User Terminology Glossary
    Compensation Matrix "Defines the bonus and merit increase range based on such factors as an employee's salary range quartile, etc. You can use a compensation matrix to provide basic cost forecasting, compensation reference guidelines, etc."
    Compensation Package "A grouping of compensation guidelines (grades, grade profiles and their associated steps) and plans that you can assign to workers as a set. Packages provide a quick view the eligible plans for a particular job or group of employees."
    Compensation Plan "A component of pay used to assign monetary amounts to a worker's pay such as a salary, an allowance or a bonus. Some compensation plans are discretionary. You are not paid from these compensation plans in every paycheck. By contrast, other plans, like a salary plan, are included in every paycheck."
    Compensation Rule Guidelines for determining which workers are eligible for which components of compensation. 
    Compensation Step A specific monetary amount within a grade or grade profile. Steps defined on a grade profile override any steps defined on the grade.
    Compensation Structure "The arrangement of compensation grades, grade profiles, plans and packages you create to best fit your company's compensation needs. These compensation components and compensation eligibility rules can be used to assign and update a worker's compensation plans."
    Compensation Target Rule Used to segment your employee population for assignment of compensation plans.
    Competency "A functional or technical ability that is needed to perform a job. In Workday competencies can be associated with job families, management levels, job profiles and positions."
    Conditional Calculation Time calculation that tags time blocks that meet certain conditions.
    Conditions "Conditions are one or more logical matches that are resolved to True or False and used to decide if some action should be taken. For example, you can add conditions to steps in a business process to determine if the step should run."
    Consolidated Approval One Consolidate Approval step is generated when one role has multiple successive approval actions in a business process.
    Contextual Custom Report Simplifies the selection of data and fields by limiting choices to those related to the context of the object.
    Contingent Worker "A worker who is not an employee. Contingent worker types, such as a contractor or a consultant, can be used to categorize and track contingent workers in an organization."
    Correct (business process) Correcting a business process changes a specification or data in the workflow while in progress. It is also a securable action in a business process security policy
    Cost Center Cost Centers are used to track the financial impact of human resources transactions.
    Costing Allocation Costing Allocations define which Cost Centers a worker's expenses are charged. Costing Allocations override the worker's default Cost Center.
    Country Region "Political entities (such as states, provinces, cities or other legislative entities) where specific laws and regulations require companies to track and report on unique kinds of worker and job information. Workday Business User Terminology Glossary"
    Cross Plan Dependency "Limits the coverage options available to workers during an enrollment event based on their choice of other benefit plans and coverage amounts. For example, you can limit coverage in a specific plan to a percentage of the total coverage in one or more other benefit plans."
    Currency Rate Type "More than one conversion rate can be established for the same currency pair during the same time frame. For example, one rate type can apply to the daily rate used in operational transactions, and then average and historical rate types can be used for financial reporting. The default rate type is used in all operational activity. You can define names for currency rate types; typical names are Period Average, Daily, End of Day Daily and Historical."
    Custom Report
    Custom reports are designed and built by customers using the Workday Report Writer. They can be created new or as a copy of another standard or custom report.
    Data Source "A data source defines a particular set of business object instances for reporting purposes. A data source is similar to a database view, except it is more flexible in two key areas. First, a database view always returns a flattened out tabular data structure, whereas a data source can return hierarchical data structures. Second, a database view requires that technical staff manually join related tables together, while a data source automatically allows reportable access to all business objects related to those in the data source."
    Day Breaker "The time of day on which a worker's work day and work week begins. Defines the 24-hour period over which daily time calculations execute and the 168-hour period over which weekly time calculations execute. Unless otherwise specified, the default day breaker is 12:00 a.m."
    Default Cost Center Where all worker expenses are charged unless Costing Allocations are entered to override the Default Cost Center.
    Default Weekly Hours The standard hours that a full time employee works in the worker's supervisory organization.
    Defined Contribution Plans "A type of benefit plan in which employees make contributions to predetermined plans. Defined contribution plans can be established and added to benefits programs. Employees can make or change defined contribution elections at any time, and those changes are sent to payroll for the periods in which the elections are effective."
    Deny "Designated participants in business processes, with a defined responsibility in this type of event, indicate that they deny the proposed action. The business process is not authorized to proceed to the next step. In some cases the entire business process may be terminated and all Workday data restored to its state before the business process started."
    Derived Roles Roles can be assigned to a user when he is given a responsibility within a functional area for a particular organization. A user can have different roles in different organizations.
    Disbursement Plan Period (DPP) "For Faculty working eight months or more, the number of months over which the faculty elects Core Compensation to be paid."
    Domain "A domain is a collection of related securable items such as actions, reports, report data, report data sources or custom report fields. Each domain is secured by a domain security policy."
    Domain Security Policy A domain security policy is a collection of related securable elements of different types and user-specified security groups that have access to elements of each type. Workday Business User Terminology Glossary
    Drilldown "Matrix reports enable users to drill down to see underlying data. When a drillable element (such as a drillable field in the table view or a column, line or pie segment in the chart view) is clicked, a context menu appears that enables a new View By field to be selected. If the Enable Drilldown to Detail Data check box is selected on the Advanced tab of the report definition, Details associated with the selected report element can also be selected."
    "Earning Code, Earning"
    Payroll codes linked to specific Compensation Elements.
    Eligibility Rule Specify one or more criteria that categorize workers into a group that is used to qualify them for participation in an HR-related task. Examples include benefit plans and compensation plans.
    Employee "An individual who works directly for The Cleveland Metropolitan School District, is paid through Payroll and may be eligible for university benefits."
    Employee Self Service (ESS) "Employee Self Service, also known as ESS, is the functionality for employees to initiate tasks."
    Employee Type "A user-defined type assigned to each employee when the employee is hired. For the most part this designation is informational only; users can search or filter employees by their employee type. However, Fixed Term Employees can be designated as a type, and employees of that type have fixed end dates of employment."
    Employment Action Close Out Activities performed when a worker transfers out of or terminates from an organization.
    Enrollment Event "Any event that results in a gain or loss of benefits coverage. This encompasses both open enrollment and benefit events, such as a new hire, a termination, the birth of a child, and a job change. For each event, the benefit plans and elections that become available or are lost to employees as the result of that event must be specified. For example, medical, dental, basic life, supplemental life and vision plans can be made available to new hires; by contrast, for the birth of a child, only basic life, supplemental life and medical coverage might be made available to affected employees."
    Enrollment Event Rule "Defines coverage start and end dates, waiting periods, coverage increase limits, Evidence of Insurability requirements and other coverage rules and conditions. This ensures that the benefits process presents only the options for which each employee is eligible based on the event type. Defined at the benefit group, enrollment event and benefit type levels."
    "A transaction that occurs within an organization, such as hiring or terminating an employee."
    Faculty Leave  Paid and unpaid leave types that are available only to faculty.
    Field (reporting) "In a Report Writer report, a field contains data related to a particular primary or related business object."
    Filter Used to limit the amount of viewable data after running a report. The data is limited by user-entered criteria.
    First Day Back at Work "The first calendar day after the last leave of absence day. For example, if a worker's last leave of absence day is Friday, February 9, then Saturday, February 10 would be the First Day Back at Work. Workday Business User Terminology Glossary"
    First Day of the Leave "The first calendar day that the employee is unavailable to work. For example, if a sorker's last day at work is Friday, February 9, then Saturday, February 10 is the First Day of the Leave."
    Forward Accrual Estimates payroll payments to be made in a future payroll period that spans two financial reporting periods.
    Frequency Used in compensation and payroll to help calculate worker compensation and pay.
    Full Time Equivalent (FTE) % "The ratio of a worker's scheduled weekly hours to the business site's weekly hours. If a worker works 20 hours a week and the business site's weekly hours are 40, then the worker's FTE is 50 percent."
    Functional Area "A functional area is a collection of domain or business process security policies that are related to the same set of product features, for example Benefits or Compensation."
    Future Payment Plan
    "A type of bonus plan that can be paid out over multiple bonus plans, one-time payment plans or both. Any remaining target amount can be paid in a final true up payment."
    Get (permission) Get is an integration action that retrieves Workday data. It is a permission that can be granted in a domain security policy.
    Grade Profile "A breakdown of a compensation grade by functional task, geographical region, or other categorization. A profile allows more granular compensation ranges to be assigned to workers."
    Gross-to-Net Proration
    "Proration of a worker's gross-to-net pay as a result of certain mid-period changes, such as a change in tax authorities, that creates sub-periods. Gross-to-net proration results in a separate payment for each gross-to-net sub-period."
    Headcount The number of workers in an organization.
    Headcount Group "The basic unit of the headcount management staffing model. One or many headcount groups can be created for an organization, each with its own definition and hiring restrictions. A fixed number of positions to fill in the headcount group can be specified, and hiring can continue until all positions are filled."
    Headcount Management Staffing Model "One of the three staffing models available to use in an organization. One set of hiring restrictions can be created that applies to all positions in the headcount group. As a result, headcount management does not provide the same level of control over individual positions as position management. This model is particularly useful for organizations that hire large numbers of workers into the same or similar jobs with the same or similar requirements and restrictions."
    Headcount Plan "A headcount plan forecasts the number of workers necessary to achieve business goals in a specified period of time. This is a foundational component of workforce planning. Headcount plans can be created with different statistic types, dimensions and time frames; link to financial budgets; and pre-populate headcount plan data. Headcount plan reports help provide an understanding of whether organizations are hiring to plan, headcount is allocated correctly, and if the right workforce is in place to support your goals."
    Hiring/Position Restrictions "Use hiring restrictions to define rules and conditions for holding jobs and positions in a position management, headcount management, or job management organization. Hiring restrictions consist of limiting staffing to a specific job family/job profile, limiting to a business site, defining the required qualifications such as experience or skill level, limiting staffing based on a specific worker type, limiting staffing based on a specific time type (full-time or part-time)."
    Home (landing page) The default landing page for the user.
    "Used in China, a hukou is a type of residency permit used to grant eligibility and rights. Workers with a local hukou are entitled to the full spectrum of social rights and welfare benefits. Without a local hukou, workers can hold only a temporary residency certificate. Temporary residence certificate holders are referred to as non-locals."
    Initiate Start a business process.
    Initiation Step An initiation step is the first step of a business process.
    Integration "The movement of data between two systems. For example, data flows between Workday and Oracle Financials."
    Intermittent Leave "A single leave of absence taken as separate blocks of time. To facilitate tracking, time offs can be coordinated with leaves of absence. Validation rules and supporting data for coordinated leaves and time offs can reference combined balances. For example, eligibility and validation rules can check to see if an employee has a sufficient balance across coordinated leave types and time offs to take all days in a leave of absence or time off request."
    Intersection Security Group
    An intersection security group is one whose members are other security groups. Workers associated with all included security groups are granted access through an intersection security group.
    Job Catalog "The collection of user-defined job family groups, which each contain job families, available for use in hiring and other staffing transactions."
    Job Category "Attached to a job profile, user-defined job categories allow tracking of additional job information. Job categories can be defined to fit your business. The job category is displayed on the position, based on that position's job profile's job category, which facilitates reporting at the position level."
    Job Classification (Group) Job classifications are required for many kinds of job-related regulatory reporting and can be used to categorize job profiles. A job classification group is the means by which individual job classifications are grouped and maintained.
    Job Family (Group) "A grouping of job profiles, which in turn may be assigned to a job family group, so job profiles can be organized according to how organizations work."
    Job Level (Hierarchy) "Categorizes job profiles (and their associated jobs and positions) based on compensable factors such as the level of education, experience or training required to perform a job. Job profiles are assigned job levels, and those job levels are organized into a hierarchy."
    Job Management Staffing Model "One of the three staffing models available. It provides the least control over the definition of individual positions; the hiring restrictions defined apply to all jobs in the supervisory organization, and only one set of hiring restrictions can be defined per organization. In addition, with job management, specific limits are not set on the number of jobs that can be filled. This model is particularly useful for organizations that prefer to define broad job requirements and rely on staffing workflows and approvals to control the number of workers in a supervisory organization."
    Job Profile "Defines generic features and characteristics - such as company insider type, pay rate type, and competencies and proficiencies - of a job and of a position that uses that profile. The more specifically-defined a job profile is, the more specifically-defined those jobs and positions will be, by default. Job profiles are the most specific element in the job catalog; job profiles make up job families, which make up job family groups."
    Job Requisition Enable user to request the approval to fill a position. Job requisitions obtain approval for the timing of the fill and require the complete definition of a position's hiring requirements. All fill events for vacant positions will require an open job requisition.
    Job-Based Security Group
    "A job-based security group includes one or more job-related attributes or objects including job profile, job family, job category, management level, or exempt/non-exempt status."
    Landing Page "Landing pages display a collection of different worklets to enable you to quickly view data and perform tasks. Different landing pages have different display formats (grid or bubble) and support different functions. The Home landing page is intended for very common worklets, such as self-service worklets. The Dashboard is a specialized landing page intended for more role-specific worklets, such as analytical worklets."
    Last Day Worked The last day a person is a CMSD employee. This may differ from their actual last day of work.
    Leave Family "A set of similar leave of absence types. For example, a company-specific family might include disability leave and bereavement leave, while a separate regulatory family might include jury duty, Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and similar leaves. Workday displays the leave family name as a category of leave types for requesters to select from when entering leave requests."
    Leave of Absence Non-timesheet-based leaves that are one week or longer.
    Leave of Absence Rule Can be used to define worker eligibility for leaves of absence and to define validations that prevent users from submitting invalid leave requests.
    Leave Type "Defines rules that apply to a specific type of leave of absence, such as jury duty or FMLA. Identifies the leave of absence family and unit of time for leave requests. It can also identify employee eligibility rules for requesting a leave, validation rules for preventing invalid requests, whether to track entitlement balances, and other options."
    Life Event "A kind of benefit event that occurs in the employee's personal life, for example getting married or having a child." LocationThe physical building where a worker works. The building name is in the Location field. The work street address is located in Contact Information.
    Location Membership Security Group
    A location membership security group is one whose members are any workers assigned to that location. Workday Business User Terminology Glossary
    Management Level (Hierarchy) "Categorizes job profiles (and their associated jobs and positions) based on the management level to which they belong. For example, a particular job or position may belong to the Supervisor, Manager or Individual Contributor management level. Job profiles are assigned management levels, and those management levels are organized into a hierarchy."
    Manager Self Service (MSS) "Manager Self Service, also known as MSS, is the functionality for managers to view their team, review notifications and initiate certain tasks."
    Manual Payment An off-cycle calculation that records check or cash payments made outside Workday Payroll.
    Matrix Report "There are three types of custom reports: simple, advanced, and matrix. A matrix report forms the foundation for custom analytics. It summarizes data by one or two fields that contain repeating values. The resulting matrix is displayed as either a table or chart that users can drill through to see the associated details. The specific detail data users should see when they drill down is controlled by selecting the desired fields when defining the report. Matrix reports also provide features such as filtering, run time prompts, worklets and report sharing."
    Modify (permission) Modify is an action through the Workday user interface that can be permitted on securable items in a domain security policy. It includes view permission.
    Multicurrency "Companies use a base currency for transactions and reporting. Each company in a tenant can have its own base currency. When a transaction currency is different than the company base currency, the transaction is recorded in the transaction currency and automatically converted to the base currency. Default currencies can also be defined for customers and suppliers."
    Multiplier-Based Coverage
    "Insurance coverage based on multiples of salary, for example, 1x, 2x, 3x, 4x, 5x, or 6x salary."
    No Retro Processing Prior To date The earliest date that Workday can process supported retroactive changes for a worker.
    Non-active Worker
    A worker with a status of Terminated or On Leave for payroll processing purposes. A run category can define rules for processing non-active workers.
    Off Cycle "A payment, such as a manual payment or on demand payment, made outside the regularly scheduled payroll run. Reversals and history payments are also classified as off cycle. Off cycle manual and on demand payments enable additional or replacement payments to be issued."
    On Cycle A scheduled payroll run.
    On Demand check Manually processed check generated outside the usual payroll processing cycle.
    On Demand Payment "An off cycle payment that replaces, or is issued in addition to, a worker's on cycle pay."
    On Hold Used in a business process to coordinate multiple events that are entered during the same time period. Additional events are placed On Hold until a previously submitted event process is complete.
    One-Time Pay "Payment for a Compensation Plan type that is paid one time, such as a bonus. Workday Business User Terminology Glossary"
    Open Enrollment Event "A type of enrollment event that controls the benefits open enrollment process. An open enrollment event applies to an entire, chosen employee population."
    Organization "An organization refers to a grouping used to organize people, resources, workers and other organizations. Organizations provide management, visibility into, and reporting (roll-up) structures for resource allocation. Organizations can be defined for application uses like defining departmental hierarchies, project teams, etc. They can also be used to define cost centers and geographic or regional reporting structures."
    Organization Security Group
    An organization security group is one whose members are any workers assigned to that organization.
    Passive Event "Events that result from the passage of time rather than from a specific change to employee data. For example, passive events can be set up to track and manage benefit eligibility for employees who reach the age of 65 (retirement age). Based on the event rules, Workday automatically searches for employees turning 65 and generates an enrollment event to record any benefit gains or losses."
    Pay Accumulation "Returns values used in gross-to-net pay calculations. Sums (can add and subtract) the value of a group of earnings, deductions, pay component-related calculations (PCRCs), pay component groups and other pay accumulations. Workday delivers several predefined pay accumulations, such as Federal Taxable Wages by Company and Local Withholding Subject Wages by Company."
    Pay Component An earning (such as base salary or bonus) or deduction (such as federal withholding taxes or medical) that applies to a worker's gross-to-net pay calculation or tax liability.
    Pay Component Group "A collection or combination of related earnings, deductions or pay component related calculations that are combined to simplify payroll calculations. Workday provides several pay component groups, such as Employer-Paid Benefits, Pre-Tax Deductions, and Federal Taxable Wages, that you can modify. Pay component groups such as 403(b) Eligible Wages can also be created."
    Pay Component Proration "The proration of an earning, deduction or pay component related calculation in response to a mid-period change to a worker's compensation. Workday can proportionately calculate the pay component for each sub-period."
    Pay Component Related Calculation A related calculation that is used in the definition of an earning or deduction.
    Pay Group A group of workers defined to have their pay calculated and processed together. Workers in a pay group must share the same period schedule.
    Pay Group Detail "The combination of a run category and period schedule defined for a pay group, such as a regular run category and weekly period schedule. A pay group can have more than one set of pay group details."
    Pay Rate Type "Defines whether the worker is paid a salary or a certain amount per unit of time, for example hourly or weekly. Defined by country and associated with job profiles and, by extension, with employees in that job profile."
    Pay Run Group "A convenience feature used to process multiple pay groups with the same period schedule at the same time. When adding a pay group to a pay run group, select which of the pay group's run categories to include. The selected run categories must share the same schedule. Workday Business User Terminology Glossary"
    Payment Elections "Control how to pay workers for each type of pay that they receive, such as regular payments and bonus payments. Payment elections designate the payment type (check or direct deposit), account information for direct deposits, payment order and the distribution of balance for split payments."
    Payroll Effect An option available in Workday Absence Management to stop paying workers while on leave. Run categories can be configured to pay workers on certain leave types when the Payroll Effect option is enabled for the leave type.
    Payroll History Payments made to employees before using Workday Payroll that are loaded into Workday to establish starting balances for workers. Carnegie Mellon University payroll information prior to Workday will be available in iPay as view only.
    Payroll Input "Rates, units, amounts or other values that are entered manually or loaded into Workday Payroll for a worker's on cycle or off cycle run. Sometimes referred to as worker input."
    Payroll Period Schedule "Defines when and how often to process payroll. Defines payment dates and forward accruals using a Period Start Date, Period End Date and Payroll Payment Date. Period schedules can be associated with any run category or pay group with the same payment frequency."
    Payslip Online or printed summary of an employee's gross-to-net earnings. Also referred to as a pay stub.
    Period Schedule "Defines the accrual frequency for a time off plan, such as annual or monthly (unless the plan has a custom frequency), and the start and end date of each reporting period. The period controls reporting of both accruals and time off requests."
    Position A unique "seat" with a number identifier in a Supervisory Organization. All Hires are placed into Positions.
    Position Management Staffing Model "The staffing model that provides the tightest control over hiring, as different staffing rules and restrictions can be specified for each position. CMSD is using this staffing model."
    Position Requirements Used in job requisitions to define rules and conditions for holding positions in a supervisory organization using position management as its staffing model.
    Pre-Hire Used in Staffing to identify and track individuals prior to employment. Used in Recruiting to identify candidates who are in the Offer or Background Check stage.
    Predefined security Group "Workers are assigned to the predefined security groups through a business process. These groups cannot be changed except by reversing the business process or executing a new business process, such as applying for a position or being hired. Examples include Employee, Contingent Worker and Pre-Hire."
    Prenotifications (Prenotes) "Optional live or zero-dollar entries that are sent through the Automated Clearing House (ACH) to a financial institution to verify account and related information before sending or receiving actual direct deposits. If the prenote amount is not zero, cash is transferred to the account. Workday Business User Terminology Glossary"
    Primary Business Object "When defining a report, the primary business object is the business object returned by the data source."
    Project An undertaking that encompasses a set of tasks or activities having a definable starting point and well defined objectives. Usually each task has a planned completion data (due date) and assigned resources.
    Prompt (reporting) A Report Writer report can be defined so that it prompts the user for filtering criteria when they run the report. Report prompts can also be built in to a data source.
    Used to create sub-periods when there is a change in the workers compensation mid-period. Proration is set up on the Calculation Details tab of Create Earning or Create Deduction and the Compensation Element tab of Create Earning. It can be based on calendar days or days worked (work shift).
    Quick Add
    A time entry method that enables a time block to be created and copied to multiple days in a week.
    Reference Pay Range "A range of pay deemed appropriate for a compensation grade or grade profile. During compensation transactions, if proposed compensation for an employee extends beyond the limits of the range for the employee's grade or grade profile, Workday issues a warning yet still permits submission of the proposed compensation."
    Related Business Object "When defining a report, fields that return objects related to the primary business object are said to contain related business objects. These related objects may have their own set of fields that can be included in the report as well."
    Replacement Payment An off cycle payment that replaces a worker's on cycle payment in a period that is in progress or not yet started. Replacement payments can be processed as part of a manual payment or on demand payment.
    Report Data Sources "Predefined groups of logically related fields, used when creating reports with Report Writer, which define the data in the report row. For example, the report data source "Employees" contains contact information, personal data and identification information. Report data sources also include which roles have access to see the report data."
    Reported Time "A worker's time that has been entered onto the time entry calendar, but has not had any time calculations applied."
    Rescind (business process) Rescinding a business process operates on completed business processes. It completely reverses all changes made to Workday data. It is also a securable action in a business process security policy.
    Reversal An off cycle calculation that reverses the results of a completed pay calculation for a worker.
    Role-Based Security Group A role-based security group specifies one organization role and includes workers in job positions defined for that organization role.
    Roles "Roles define a group of people with specific responsibilities and permissions. When a business process runs, the role for each step includes all of the workers in that role in the business process target organization."
    Routing "The automated movement of a business process from one role to another role. Routing rules are, in part, based on the type of transaction, supervisory organization, employee type and who initiated the transaction. Workday Business User Terminology Glossary"
    Run Category
    "Defines a type of payroll run, such as regular or bonus. Specifies criteria for processing employees by status (Active, Terminated, On Leave), components to calculate automatically for on cycle and off cycle runs, whether a supplemental tax rate applies and other details. Run categories are assigned to pay groups."
    Scheduled Weekly Hours The hours a worker is scheduled to work per week. This may different from the hours actually worked.
    Securable Item "A securable item is an action, report or data that is part of a security policy. Access can be secured by defining the security policy to restrict access to the item to specified security groups. Related securable items are grouped into domains. Also, business-process-related actions are securable items."
    Security Group A security group is a collection of users or a collection of objects that are related to users. Allowing a security group access to a securable item in a security policy grants access to the users associated with the security group.
    Segment "A security segment is a grouping of related securable items, such as pay components, that can be secured together using a segment-based security group for that segment."
    Settlement The agreed upon terms for an employee's separation from CMSD.
    Simple Report "There are three types of custom reports: simple, advanced, and matrix. A simple report provides straightforward design options for the beginning or occasional user to create reports quickly and easily."
    Staffing Event "Any event that changes an employee's position or job, for example a hire, transfer or promotion. Staffing events usually trigger an opportunity to change benefits elections."
    Staffing Model "Defines how jobs and positions are created and filled in a supervisory organization. Workday supports three kinds of staffing models: Job Management, Headcount Management, Position Management."
    Standard Report "Standard reports are developed by Workday and delivered to all Workday customers. Depending on the reporting requirements, standard reports may be defined using the Workday Report Writer or in XpressO (Workday's internal development tool). Standard reports that were designed using the Report Writer can be copied to create a custom report and then modified according to user requirements."
    Student Wages Hourly Base wages for student workers.
    Sub-Period A partial period created when there is a change in a worker's compensation mid-period. Payments are prorated over each sub-period according to the change in compensation and the settings on the Compensation Element tab of Create Earning. Subfield"Subfields are additional details about a field, like a master/detail relationship. Subfields are used when creating reports using Report Writer."
    Subject Wages "All of a worker's wages subject to a particular tax, including wages for exempt positions and those that exceed a wage cap. See Taxable Wages."
    Supervisory Organization An organization for a group of workers that report directly to one manager.
    Supplemental Earning "Any compensation paid in addition to an employee's regular wages that includes, but is not limited to, severance or dismissal pay, vacation pay, back pay, bonuses, moving expenses, overtime, taxable fringe benefits and commissions. In Workday, only supplemental earnings can be grossed-up."
    Supported Retro Transaction
    "A type of transaction entered for a prior period, such as a retroactive compensation change, for which the Retro Pay Calculation process can automatically recalculate employee earnings and deductions."
    Task "A business process step that must be completed. For example, steps in a business process trigger task alert notifications."
    Taxable Wages "All of a worker's wages subject to a particular tax, excluding wages for exempt positions and those that exceed a wage cap."
    Temporary Report "Any custom report can be made temporary. When creating or copying simple report types, select the Temporary option when creating the report, which results in automatic deletion of the report after seven days. Similarly, for advanced and matrix report types, set the Temporary option when creating the report, and by default the report will be deleted automatically after seven days. The default deletion date can be changed on the Advanced tab of the report definition."
    Tenant CMSD's version of Workday.
    Termination An employee voluntarily or involuntarily leaving CMSD.
    Termination Adjustment A time off adjustment that automatically sets the remaining balance of a worker's time off plan to zero upon the worker's termination.
    Termination Date The first full day a person is no longer a CMSD employee.
    Time Block "A time block carries information about a portion of time, such as the number of hours worked or in/out times. Time blocks can be reported or calculated, but only calculated time blocks are pulled into Workday Payroll."
    Time Calculation "A set of rules to apply time calculation tags to calculated time blocks for Payroll or other purposes. For example, a time calculation could be created to automatically convert regular hours into overtime hours if a worker works more than 40 hours in a week."
    Time Calculation Tag Workday applies calculation tags to time blocks during time calculations. The tags map to payroll earnings to drive how time blocks are paid and can be included in time off and accrual calculations. They can be used to display time and time off totals on the time entry calendar.
    Time Clock Event "A time clock event describes a worker's actions, such as a check-in or check-out, on the web time clock or an external collection system. Workday matches time clock events to form time blocks, which workers can edit and submit using the time entry calendar."
    Time Code Group The primary use of time code groups is to determine which time entry codes a worker is eligible for. Time code groups are assigned to a worker or to a position via eligibility rules.
    Time Entry Calendar "A set of self-service pages that workers use to enter, edit and view time."
    Time Entry Code "A time entry code describes the type of time a worker enters, such as worked time or meal allowance. In order to use time entry codes they must be attached to time code groups, with the exception of the default time entry code assigned to a time entry template."
    Time Entry Template A template defines how a worker's time entry calendar is configured. Workers are matched to time entry templates through eligibility rules.
    Time Entry Validation Errors or warnings that prevent users from entering invalid time. Critical validations prevent a user from submitting time. Warnings appear on the time entry calendar but do not prevent the user from submitting time.
    Time Off Reported time that is not worked. Common types of Time Off include Paid Time Off and jury duty.
    Time Off Plan "Defines rules for entering and tracking one or more related time offs. Identifies the unit of time (hours or days), eligibility requirements, whether to track balances, and if time offs are position-based or worker-based. Time off plans that track balances also specify the balance period (plan year), accruals that add to the plan balance, carryover limits and other balance tracking rules."
    Time Off Type "Names a type of time off users can request, such as Paid Time Off. This is the name users see when entering a time off request. A time off type can be associated with more than one time off."
    Time Period Schedule "A time period schedule defines which dates are available for entry at a given time and defines which dates will be paid in which pay periods. They can line up with pay periods or, in more complex scenarios, they can be paid on a lag."
    Time Shift "A grouping of consecutive time blocks that you can use in standard overtime calculations, time block conditional calculations and validations."
    Time Type "A characteristic of a job profile that categorizes the amount of time required for the job or position, such as full time or part time. In Workday, the time type is specified in the Create Position, Create Headcount or Set Hiring Restrictions tasks. The value defaults to the value defined on the job profile by the manager, HR Partner or other authorized role."
    Time-Off Type Time off that an employee can request such as Paid Time Off or Jury Duty.
    To-Dos To-Dos are reminders to do something outside of the Workday system. They can be part of business processes and have to be marked complete before the workflow will go to the next step.
    True Up
    To pay the outstanding balance for one or more bonus plans in order to meet the bonus target.
    Union Organization A grouping for all employees who belong to specific unions.
    Unsupported Retro Transaction "A type of transaction entered for a prior period, for which the Retro Pay Calculation process cannot automatically recalculate employee earnings and deductions. Workday identifies these transactions so that the necessary adjustments can be manually entered."
    User-Based Security Group
    "A user-based security group has workers as members. When used in a security policy, it grants access to the securable items to all members of the group."
    Validation Rules "Rules that prevent the entry of invalid time off requests or that trigger an error or warning message upon submission of an invalid leave of absence request. For example, a validation rule can prevent the entry of unpaid time off or requests of less than four hours. A validation rule for a leave of absence can ensure that an employee does not exceed the maximum number of leave days allowed each year."
    View (business process)
    Viewing a business process means seeing its status and reporting on it. This is a securable item in a business process security policy.
    Work Assignment Wages for non-exempt faculty.
    Work Schedule Calendar "In Time Tracking, standard work patterns for workers can be defined, such as Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Work schedule calendars are used for a variety of purposes throughout Time Tracking."
    Work Week "A seven-day period defined by a worker's start day of week and day breaker. By default, begins on Sunday at midnight and ends on the following Saturday at 11:59 p.m.; however, this can be configured for a group of workers through the use of work schedule calendars. Used for time entry and time calculations."
    Worker A person who is either an employee hired by a company or a contingent worker contracted by a company.
    Worker Eligibility Identifies the conditions a worker must meet to be eligible to receive a particular earning or deduction.
    Worker Sub-type "A further categorization of Worker Type that is used on a Job Requisition. Examples include Faculty, Staff, etc."
    Worker Tax Elections "A worker's marital status, number of elections, exemption status and other information required for tax calculations, as specified through the Add Worker Tax Elections task."
    Worker Type
    "Employee or Contingent Worker. There can also be several user-defined types of contingent workers. Compensation, benefits and staffing events are tied to the worker type."