Mar. 20, 2020

Users with certain security roles are now allowed to download reports (excel or PDF files) containing employee personally identifiable information (PII) from Workday. 

This change has been made to help the campus transition to remote operations during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Previously, users were not allowed to download reports with PII from their home internet connections even if they used a remote VPN connection. While reports with PII are always viewable within Workday on-site or off-site, the inability to export data off-network can make working remotely challenging. 

It is vitally important to protect PII for all university employees. OIT recommends that users not store these types of reports on their computer for a long period of time. In order to protect this data, please download the reports, work with them, and delete the data from your computer when you are finished. For additional technology support and resources please visit the working remotely website

If you have any questions, please contact Alexandra Nikolich at