CIO encourages employees to make Workday changes

DATE: May 1, 2019

TO:  Administrative Staff, Full-Time Faculty, Part-Time Faculty, PSRP

FROM: Shawn Belling, Chief Information Officer

RE:  Madison College Security Enhancements

Dear Colleagues,

Madison College is committed to securing your valuable information. As part of that commitment, we are adding some safeguards in Workday. We ask for your help in securing your valuable data.

On May 2, 2019, we will implement Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) for off-campus Workday access. In preparation, please take a few moments to configure MFA for your Workday data today.  We also would like you to know that Trusted Devices for Workday has been enabled. More information on Trusted Devices is in Workday and Matters.

Note: If you are a VDI user and have previously registered a device for MFA use, you still need to register your device for Workday MFA use. 

Finally, we encourage you to reset your password after you setup your Multifactor Authentication using the Self Service Password Reset Portal. 

MFA for Workday:

  • Ensures that additional security is in place to guard your data
  • Protects your valuable data from being accessed by others
  • Provides secure access Workday when not on campus
  • Protects you in the event of password theft

Adding Trusted Devices in Workday:

  • Allows you to identify atypical sign-on from new devices
  • Sends you a notification to your work email when new sign-on occurs to Workday

Password Reset:

  • Ensures compliance with the Madison College Password Policy here.
  • Helps ensure your network account is not compromised

We encourage all employees to get a head start and to sign up for Multi-Factor Authentication now.


  • Configure MFA for remote access here
  • Reset your network password here

If you have any setup questions, please reach out to the Staff Help Desk for assistance at 608-246-6666 or by e-mail to HelpDesk@madisoncollege.edu

Please take a few moments now so you are ready when you need Workday later.

Thank you for helping make your data and our College more secure.


Shawn Belling

Chief Information Officer

Published May 1, 2019.