Workday is the university's employee self-service portal.    

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2020 Pay Date Calendar

Payroll pay days can be found by clicking the calendar below:

2020 Payroll Calendar

All authorized transactions must be received at least 5* business day before pay dates noted on calendar to ensure timely processing.

* Please allow 2 extra days during peak volume summer months. Anything received after this time is not guaranteed and will be processed in the following pay cycle.

Human Resources Systems/Payroll

Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS) works diligently to improve administrative processes concerning benefits, job and budget data for university employees. We also strive to provide outstanding university payroll services.  

For your convenience, information and forms for HR and payroll matters are listed here.


Feel free to contact us here. You will receive a ticket number via email, and we’ll get back to you right away.



Maria Canellos, Director HRIS, 


Joseph Loynd, Director,, 781-736-4495


Workday is the secure, web-based, self-service portal for university employees to complete a number of transactions.

Users can:

  • Add and update personal and contact information
  • Submit name-change requests*
  • Enter time worked
  • Submit request for time off
  • Change direct-deposit allocations
  • Change tax withholding elections
  • Search and apply for Brandeis staff jobs

*Note: Name changes are reviewed, approved and finalized by the payroll office. The name must match the name on record with the Social Security Administration. The name change will appear online and on your paycheck. You will also receive an e-mail regarding the status of your request.

To access Workday

Workday can be accessed from both on and off campus (without the use of secure wormhole).
  1. Log in to Workday.
  2. Enter your Brandeis username and password.
  3. Click "Sign In".


Helpful Resources:

Information & Forms

Human Resources

  • Change of Address: online at Workday (login req.)
  • Personal Information & Emergency Contact: online at Workday (login req.)


  • Direct Deposit: online at Workday (login req.) | (Xcel)
  • Change of Address: online at Workday (login req.)
  • M-4 MA State Tax Form: online at Workday (login req.)
  • W-4 Federal Tax Form: online at Workday (login req.)

Organizational Charts

Organizational information that shows the structure of the university and how departments interact with each other can be viewed in Workday.

  1. Log in to Workday.
  2. Select "Team" application or enter "My Org Chart" into the Workday search box.

Have any questions on the university’s organizational system? Contact HRIS at