Postdoctoral Scholars

In Workday you will be able to manage your time trackingbenefitspayroll, and performance management

Time Tracking: 

Select the employee type and role(s) that best suit you to learn more: 

Postdoctoral Scholar

Do I need to log time worked in Workday? NO
Do I need to request time off in Workday? NO

Postdoctoral Scholar "Manager"

Do I need to approve time worked and time off for employees
that report to me? 
YES

Learn more about your responsibility as a “Manager” in Workday.

Postdoctoral Scholar Working in Applied Research Labs/Electro-Optics Center

Do I need to log all time worked to projects in Workday? YES
Do I need to request time off in Workday? YES

Time Worked

Postdoctoral Scholars do not need to log time worked in Workday, except for those working in the Applied Research Labs/Electro-Optics Center who will need to log all time worked to projects.

Postdoctoral Scholar “managers,” which is defined as anyone with a direct report, will be asked to approve time worked for employees who report to them, if applicable. However, they will have the option to delegate this responsibility to a unit-based Timekeeper if they so choose.

Time Off

Postdoctoral Scholars do not need to request time off in Workday, except for those working in the Applied Research Labs/Electro-Optics Center.

Postdoctoral Scholar “managers,” which is defined as anyone with a direct report, will be asked to approve time off requests in Workday for employees who report to them, if applicable. However, they will have the option to delegate this responsibility to a unit-based Timekeeper if they so choose.

Benefits

Eligible Postdoctoral Scholars will use Workday to elect benefits during open enrollment. You can also update dependents due to life events or change beneficiaries for life insurance directly in the system. When you view your benefits, you’ll be able to see each plan, the plan’s coverage begin date, the deduction begin date, the employee cost, and employer contribution.

Payroll

Anyone who receives a paycheck from the University will be able to view and print pay slips and W-2’s. Workday enables you to manage your payment elections, such as direct deposit accounts. You will be able to elect up to two direct deposit accounts, plus Penn State Federal Credit Union.

Performance Management

Postdoctoral Scholar “managers” of full-time staff will conduct performance management activities such as goal setting, mid-year, and end-of-year performance evaluations.