02 – Changes to Domain Structure

SIL Advisory Notice

  • Notice Number: 02
  • Notice Date: February 28, 2019
  • Distribution: Please forward this to all HR leaders


With the implementation of the strategic workforce planning process and the review of all domain structures there have been changes made to the HR domain structure. The timing of these changes is to ensure the new structure is implemented as part of the new HR information system on the Workday platform.


The Old HR domains were  structured as follows: The new HR domain is structured as follows:
Education & Training Academic Training HR Care & Wellbeing
Literacy & Education TCK Care & Education
Education & Childcare Health Services
Learning & Development Mental Health
Admin & HR Accounting & Finance Personnel Management
Personnel Management Staff Learning
Recruiting SWP & Recruiting
Office Support Safety & Security
Facilities/Services Health Services
Center Operations

New domains of Safety and Security, SWP & Recruiting, and Care and Wellbeing have been added to represent the current functions of HR in SIL.

Standard Jobs (soon to be called Job Profiles in the Workday system) associated with each of the domains have been assigned to the correct domain.

Existing staff in the old domains have been re-assigned in the domain structure according to their position titles.

Some staff assigned to the HR domains have been moved to non HR domains such as people on study programs.

Further development will include the review of the job profiles to make them more suitable for use in Workday and to reduce the number of standard descriptions we are using.

We hope these changes will allow for more effective Communities of Practice to be identified and for improved data to carry out SWP activities.

Actions Requested of HR and SIL Leaders

No immediate action is required. When the changes have been finalised in the information system we will notify you. If you have questions please contact keith_robinson@sil.org.