On September 13. President Gregory L. Fenves addressed students, staff, faculty, and alumni at the annual State of the University address where he highlighted the upcoming launch of Workday. Below is an excerpt from President Fenves’ remarks on Workday.
But UT faculty and students cannot accomplish any of their work without the dedication of the 12,300 staff members who run the actual university. They make sure that we are operating at the highest level — as an academic institution and as an organization.
And, in terms of the way we operate, a major change is coming.
In November, as you should all know, the university will launch Workday — an enterprise software system for human resources and payroll. Workday will improve our administrative procedures with modern systems that will meet our business needs now and for decades to come.
But, any change like this that thousands of staff use daily comes with many challenges, and I thank all of the dedicated staff members who are working to make sure that this transition is as smooth as possible — through communications, training and help desks.
Video and full transcription of the address is available on the UT website at https://president.utexas.edu/speeches/2018-state-of-the-university