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Accessing SPS Workday

SPS Workday for Benefits uses a unique identifier created by the State of Maryland called the SPS ID.    You can find your SPS ID on the bottom of your timesheet, in POSC, and in your myUMBC profile.

New Hires

New Hires will get an email alert to their UMBC email within 2-3 weeks of their hire date or the date their were entered into our payroll system.  The email alert will be from and will contain

Email 1:  The New Hire’s SPS ID (W#)

Email 2:  An initial temporary password


New Hires must use the temporary password in their initial email from to login to the SPS Workday System for the first time.

Current Employees

Current employees can follow these steps to Access SPS for the first time with your SPS ID, and refer to the following Quick Reference Guide:

  1. Visit the SPS Workday login screen
  2. Enter your SPS ID (here are several ways to find your SPS ID at UMBC):  bottom of your timesheet, POSC, and in YOUR myUMBC profile.
  3. Enter the Temporary password* made up of the following digits:
    1. Capital first letter of your first name
    2. lower case first letter of your last name
    3. Four digit birth year
    4. Last four digits of your Social Security Number
    5. End by entering $ (the dollar sign character on your keyboard)
    6. Create Security Questions
    7. Immediately change your password (be sure to remember it for next time!)

*Example of Temp Password: Jane Doe born on 12/4/1970 with an SSN ending in 1234 would use the temp password of: Jd19701234$

Password Resets

What should I do if I’ve forgotten my Workday/SPS password?