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Preferred Name Option in Workday

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In support of the University of Pennsylvania’s commitment to providing an equitable and safe experience for those whose birth name and/or legal name does not reflect their gender identity and/or gender expression, Penn allows those individuals to submit their preferred name during the onboarding process in Workday@Penn. Postdocs may also reach out to their departmental administrator or HR Partner to assist with submitting their preferred name.

An individuals preferred name can and will be used where feasible in all University systems unless the birth name and/or legal name use is required by law or the preferred name to use is for the intent of misrepresentation.