News and Updates

Workday 23 Update

Dear GMS Users,

This is to remind you that the release of Workday 23 is scheduled to occur on Monday, August 18th.  In preparation for this, GMS will be unavailable from 5 p.m. Friday, August 15th until 11:59 p.m. Sunday, August 17th.  Please plan accordingly.

Click here to view the PowerPoint presentation containing screen captures of the changes you can expect to find with regard to the new release.  Here's a quick summary of changes in Workday 23:

 - New Related Worktag Feature for Costing Allocations
 - Mobile Enhancements with New Self Service Features
 - Ability to Drag & Drop Files for Expense Reports

In addition, the Workday 23 compatible version of the mobile app will be released on August 15th.  Interested users will need to update their app on their mobile device to be able to use the new features.

If you encounter any GMS issues, please contact the Service Center by emailing them at or calling (202) 687-4949.

Thank you for your attention.

David Achenbach
AVP, Human Resources

Pim Thurkal
VP, Financial Accounting & Systems

Charles DeSantis
AVP, Benefits, Payroll and Wellness
Chief Benefits Officer

GMS Mobile

Dear Colleagues,

GMS is taking its show on the road! If you ever need to access GMS away from the office, Workday for Mobile is for you. With Workday for Mobile, employees can perform many of the same functions that are available on the desktop including:

  • Viewing pay slips and obtaining PDF versions of your pay statements from the past 6 months.
  • Entering Time (Currently available only for iPhone and iPad. This functionality will be available on Android devices in August 2014.)
  • Requesting Time Off
  • Changing your Personal Information
  • Creating Expense Receipts

Workday for Mobile gives Managers access to GMS tasks when they’re on the go, such as:

  • Approving time off requests for members of their team.
  • Viewing their Team Time Off Calendar
  • Navigating their organization and drilling into a worker's profile with a single touch.

Please note full details supporting transactions are very limited in Mobile. While you can approve on the go, you won’t be able to see the additional information on what you are approving. Therefore it is our recommendation those in approval roles continue to review and approve transactions via the desktop version of GMS.

To learn more about the Workday Mobile App, please go to the GMS Employee Quick Reference Guide. Please click on GMS Mobile in the Table of Contents to take you directly to step by step instructions on installing and navigating Workday for Mobile.

If you need assistance, please contact the Service Center at or call (202) 687-4949.


David Achenbach
AVP, Human Resources

Charles DeSantis
AVP, Benefits, Payroll & Wellness
Chief Benefits Officer

Pim Thurkal
VP, Financial Accounting & Systems