Policies, Guides, and Reports

Secure Department Files 


  • Workday

    Workday @ Uchicago is the University’s HR/Payroll information system. On January 5, 2015, Workday replaced Employee Self-Service, as well as other legacy HR/Payroll systems and processes at UChicago.

  • Faculty Life

    At the University of Chicago, faculty are our most valuable asset. Discover more about the benefits and community resources we offer.

  • GEMS Program

    The GEMS program is the University’s expense management solution that streamlines the method in which employees are reimbursed for their business expenses. It is comprised of a web-based application (GEMS system) that works in conjunction with the University’s corporate credit card, the GEMS card. The card provides authorized faculty and staff with a convenient method of procuring and paying for small dollar purchases and travel expenditures and the system allows for the electronic reconciliation of these charges. Users may also utilize the GEMS system to claim out-of-pocket reimbursement for business-related expenses. 

  • BuySite

    BuySite, the University’s web-based, electronic Purchase Order system, is an application for creating, submitting, approving and tracking the status of Purchase Orders. BuySite uses a shopping cart methodology allowing users to select merchandise, review what they have selected, make necessary modifications or additions, and submit a request for the purchase of the merchandise in the cart.