If this is occurring after an UPGRADE of Governance:
In the workpoint-server.properties file there is a setting called:
Set this property to true and restart the server. This allows the WP DB to upgrade itself.
The workpoint-server.properties for Identity Manager is located in a directory similar to:
\CA\Identity Manager\IAM Suite\Identity Manager\tools\Workpoint\conf\
For IM version 14.4, the workpoint-server.properties file is located in the below directory:
The workpoint-server.properties for Identity Governance file is located in a directory similar to:
If this is occurring during a FRESH INSTALL of Governance:
Have the DBA drop all tables from the Workpoint database 'WPDS'
Then attempt to start Governance.