Technical Service Employees

In Workday you will be able to manage your time trackingbenefits, and payroll.

TIME TRACKING

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

Technical Service working within

Auxiliary & Business Services or the Creamery:
Do I use time clocks to report time-in and time-out to Workday?
YES
Office of Physical Plant:
Do I continue to use Abacus to report time into Workday?
YES
All other University departments:
Do I need to log time-in and time-out in Workday?
YES
Do I need to request time off in Workday?
(some exceptions apply depending on unit policies)
YES

Technical Service 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.

Technical Service 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

Technical Service employees paid biweekly need to enter time worked so that they can be properly paid for all worked time. The same will apply to the following groups, though the method of entering time will differ:

  • Those within Auxiliary & Business Services and the Creamery will use time clocks to report time-in and time-out.
  • Those within OPP will continue to use Abacus to report time.
  • Those within Applied Research Labs/Electro-Optics Center will report hours worked to projects.

Technical Service managers, which is defined as anyone with a direct report, will approve time worked in Workday for employees who report to them.

TIME OFF 

Technical Service employees need to request time off in Workday; however, some Auxiliary & Business Services units may have their own process because time clocks do not allow for time off requests. If you are uncertain about the process for your unit, please check with your manager.

Technical Service managers, which is defined as anyone with a direct report, will approve time off requests in Workday for employees who report to them.

Timekeepers assigned within each unit will aid units by facilitating the entry, submission, and approval of time worked and time off at the end of each pay period. They will be able to run reports to identify information gaps and assist with time worked and time off entry and approval, if needed.  Timekeepers are not substitutes for the entry/submission responsibilities of Employees or approval responsibilities of Managers.

BENEFITS

Eligible Technical Service will use Workday to elect benefits during open enrollment. Employees can also update dependents due to life events or change beneficiaries for life insurance directly in the system. When viewing your benefits, employees will 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 employees to manage payment elections, such as direct deposit accounts. Employees will be able to elect up to two direct deposit accounts, plus Penn State Federal Credit Union.