The object that a business process operates on. For example, for business processes that deal with an employee record, the target is the employee. Because the target determines the organization, it controls which business process custom definition Workday uses.


A step, either standalone or in business process, that you must complete. For example, task alert notifications are triggered by steps in a business process.


The technical workstream includes data conversion, integrations, and reporting. This team weaves details from both the HCM and FINs workstream to fill the missing pieces in building Workday for CHESS.​

Temporary Report

A custom report that you designate as Temporary when creating the report. Workday automatically deletes temporary simple reports after 7 days. For advanced and matrix reports you can change the Temporary option on the Advanced tab of the report definition.


A tenant is a unique instance of Workday. Tenants provide dedicated, secure spaces where data exists independently of other tenants.​

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.

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. Example: You could create a time calculation to convert regular hours into overtime hours automatically if a worker works more than 40…

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. You can also use them to display…

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 time clock. Workday matches time clock events to form time blocks, which workers can edit and submit.

Time Code Group

The primary use of a time code group is to determine which time entry codes a worker is eligible for. Time code groups are assigned to a worker or to a position through eligibility rules.

Time Entry Calendar

A set of self-service pages that workers use to enter, edit, and submit time, when using calendar-based time entry. When using high volume time entry, workers can view and submit time from the time entry calendar.

Time Entry Code

A time entry code describes the type of time a worker enters, such as worked time or meal allowance. To use time entry codes, you must attach them to time code groups, except for the default time entry code assigned…

Time Entry Template

A template defi nes 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 display when entering time but don't prevent the worker from submitting time.

Time Off

The rules that apply to a specific type of time off, including eligibility rules, whether adjustments are allowed, and limits that differ from the time off plan.

Time Off Plan

The rules for entering and tracking 1 or more related time offs. Identifies the unit of time, eligibility requirements, whether to track balances, and if time offs are position-based or worker-based.

Time Period Schedule

A time period schedule defines which dates are available for entry at a given time and defi neswhich dates are paid in which pay periods. They can line up with pay periods, or, in more complex scenarios, they can be…

Time Proration Rule

A rule that prorates employees' target compensation in a bonus or merit increase compensation event according to time-based criteria, such as leave of absence or time since hire.

Time Shift

A grouping of consecutive time blocks that you can use in standard overtime calculations, time block conditional calculations, and validations.

To Dos

Reminders to do something outside of Workday. They can be part of business processes, and must be marked complete before the workflow will advance to the next step.