Help for New Employees

Welcome to the Island University! We hope that the information and links on this site will make your first experiences in our Islander Community pleasant and as simple as possible.

Please do not hesitate to contact Human Resources at or 361-825-2630 if you have any questions or need assistance.

How to find my HR Contact?


In order to best serve your needs, each department/unit has one or more designated HR Contacts (representatives) who can assist you with questions.  These employees serve as the first point of contact before contacting HR.  HR Contacts can have a variety of roles in Workday.  A brief description of each role is listed below.

  • Absence Partner – time off, adjusting accruals, leave questions
  • HR Contact – create position, hiring, onboarding, job/compensation changes (demotions, promotions, reclassifications, salary adjustments), terminations
  • I-9 Processor – complete and/or amend Form I-9s
  • Recruiting Coordinator – job requisitions (job postings), department recruiting
  • Talent Analyst – performance management (evaluations)
  • Timekeeper – time management functions such as submitting, canceling, and/or deleting timesheets 

EMPLOYEES:  Follow these steps to find the HR Contact with the corresponding Workday role:

  1. Login at and select Workday from the SSO menu
  2. Click on your name (upper right corner), then click View Profile
  3. From your profile, select Contact (left menu)
  4. Select Support Roles tab (top banner)

HR CONTACTS:  Follow these steps to find HR Contacts who support employees outside of your unit (dual employment):

  1. Login at and select Workday from the SSO menu
  2. From the Search Box, search and select the employee’s name
  3. Click on their Supervisory Organization (hyperlink)
  4. Select Roles tab to find HR Contacts