HR Operations

Watch this page! Information will be updated with the launch of Workday and the Integrated Service Center (ISC) on June 27, 2017.

As of June 19, 2017, the current UW payroll system (HEPPS; OPUS) and other legacy systems, including Employee Self Service (ESS) and OWLS, will no longer accept edits and will be converted to read-only in preparation for Workday go-live. Learn more about how you can get ready for Workday by visiting the HR/Payroll Modernization Program website.

Discretionary leave

Discretionary leave is paid time off awarded to a professional staff employee for a noteworthy achievement or effort that contributes to the unit’s mission, goals, or objectives.

Department or division heads may award up to six days of discretionary leave per calendar year per professional staff employee.

The UW Professional Staff Program offers details about awarding and using discretionary leave.