MyDay Mentor Network

Submitted by Jennie Franke 

As some of you know, we are in the process of replacing our aging HR and Finance systems (HRMS and FIS) with a single, integrated, cloud-based system called Workday. The Workday implementation is part of a larger university-wide program called MyDay, which will help advance the way we operate by providing better access to data and information. You can learn more about the initiative here:

The transition to Workday will impact everyone within WashU, including WashU IT. For some of us the changes will be small (e.g. a new way to enter our time or submit and expense report). For others of us, like those of us involved in system support, budgeting, hiring, financial reporting, managing staff, etc; the changes could be significant.

There is a group of us that have been tapped to participate in the MyDay Mentor Network, which is a university-wide group of more than 300 staff. As part of this network, we will be working to understand how the changes will impact our respective departments and we can best position ourselves for a successful transition. MyDay Mentors within WashU IT include:

  • Regina Sykes, PPMO
  • Adam Wylie, PPMO
  • Debbie Graslaub, PPMO
  • Christy McCollum, OCIO
  • Katherine Krajcovic, OCIO
  • Jennie Franke, Enterprise Applications
  • Raji Laxman, Enterprise Applications
  • Tim Souers, SOC Command Center
  • Denise Doner, SOC Analytics

Over the next several months, we will be working with you, along with other members of the MyDay Program, to communicate what is changing and how you will be impacted, as well as what kind training will be available to help all of us adjust to the new system. We will also be your initial points of contact for questions and concerns as we prepare for the transition.

In addition, over the next few months, we will be sharing more about MyDay generally, Workday specifically. In the meantime, I encourage you to sign up for MyDay Matters newsletter at This is one of the primary ways the program will be keeping all of us up to date on plans and progress.

If you have any questions at this point, please let any of the mentors know.