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Complete Blackout and Freeze Dates

With the Workday go-live just around the corner, the project team is sharing the key blackout dates that are required for an efficient transition from Lawson to Workday. Please note we cannot make any exceptions to these dates.

For most items, you can still submit requests during this timeframe, but we cannot record the changes until we are live in Workday, Procedures for this timeframe will be shared soon, as well as reminders for key upcoming freeze dates.

All employees should pay close attention to items in blue, other items primarily pertain to managers.

Topic NameTaskWorkstreamStart DateEnd Date
Transfers/Promotions/DemotionsNo internal transfers/promotions/demotions for June.  The last internal action will be processed in Lawson for the pay period starting May 22.  All other internal actions will have to wait until the July 3 pay period and will be done in WorkdayRecruiting5/21/20237/2/2023
New HiresAll candidates marked for hire by May 26 will complete their onboarding in Silk Road.  This is the last day to make a hire for the June 19 and July 3 orientations. Candidates whose onboarding is not complete by May 26th will complete their onboarding process in Workday and will be a part of a later orientation group.Recruiting5/26/20235/26/2023
CWIPs / ProjectsNo new CWIPs or Projects.FIN5/31/20237/2/2023
People RequisitionsNo new reqs open in Lawson after June 2- Any Req's opened by June 2 will be completed in Position Manager and manually hired in to Workday and onboarding will be done in Workday. No Req's between June 3 to June 18.Recruiting 6/2/20236/30/2023
PositionsNo new/updated Positions in Lawson - No additional positions nor changes to existing positions can be done as we will be pulling data for final conversion June 5.Recruiting6/2/20236/30/2023
Employee Changes

No changes to any employee data between June 3 - June 30. Examples of some data: 

  • No Job Changes
  • No Managers Changes
  • No Comp Changes
  • No Promotions
  • Merit Increases
Lawson Employee Self ServiceLawson ESS is no longer available. HCM 6/5/20236/30/2023
Urgent W4 and Direct Deposit changes will have to be sent to Payroll on paper forms.
Benefits ChangesBenefit Freeze June 10 to June 30.Benefits6/9/20237/2/2023
New hire enrollment last day in Empyrean is June 9. 
No Qualifying Life Events (QLE) after June 9. 
Emergency Qualifying Life Event process will be in place.
P-Cards / Corporate CardsNo new Purchasing Cards ordered after June 9.AP6/10/20237/7/2023
Signature CardsSignature Cards.FIN6/10/20237/3/2023
Job AdvertisementsThe job board will be down from June 13 to July 18.Recruiting6/13/20236/18/2023
Expense ReportsExpense reports need full approved and received in AP by 6/16 to get paid in Lawson, otherwise they must be re-done in Workday Expenses starting 7/1.Exp6/16/20237/1/2023
Manual Payroll ChecksNO MANUAL CHECKS should be issued out of Lawson after historical data is pulled. Last off cycle is June 16. PAY6/16/20237/5/2023
Suppliers/VendorsSupplier Freeze: no new/updates to vendor master files.AP6/18/20237/2/2023
Item MasterItem Master Freeze: No new/updating of item master SCM6/18/20237/2/2023
No new routine Lawson Item numbers will be created, but critical items will still be added to Lawson. Once live with Workday, the new item add process will resume as normal.
New InvoicesNo new Invoices in Lawson. From 6/22 invoices will hold in OnBase until Workday is up. If an urgent invoice must be paid before July, it will need physical signatures and be keyed directly in Lawson.AP6/21/20237/2/2023
Invoice ApprovalsInvoices in Lawson must be fully approved by 6/23, or they will have to be reprocessed in Workday.AP6/23/20237/2/2023
AP ChecksNo checks after last check run in Lawson 6/28.AP6/28/20237/2/2023
Stock Requisitions6/28/23 at 10 a.m.: Stock (STOR) Lawson requisitions not entered by this time will not be processed, like above, those requisitions will need to be re-entered by the requestor in Workday. SCM6/28/20237/2/2023
PO Receipts6/28/23 at 3:30pm: We will discontinue receiving in Lawson, but product will still be delivered. Once live with Workday, we will complete the receipts in Workday for goods arriving after this cut-off.SCM6/28/20237/2/2023
Non-Stock Requisitions6/28/23 at noon: Non-stock Lawson requisitions not fully approved by this time will not be processed, those requisitions will need to be re-entered by the requestor in Workday once the new system is liveSCM6/28/20237/2/2023