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Online ESS Training



What is Employee Self Service (ESS)?

ESS is a web-based portal that enables employees and managers to handle job-related tasks electronically, that otherwise would have been handled on paper.  ESS permits administrative tasks to be completed with speed, improve efficiency, and minimize administrative duties.

TUTORIALS:

**Please Note: These tutorials will require the free Flash plug-in**

HIRING EMPLOYEES:

  • How to Initiate Job Requisitions [video]
    Watch this tutorial to learn how to create a new hire job requisition.

  • How to Provide Search Committee Members with Access to Applications [video]
    Watch this tutorial to learn how to create access to applications for your Search Committee Members.

  • Hiring Employees and Preparing for Payroll [video]
    Watch this tutorial to learn how to hire candidates once selected.

PAY STUBS:

  • How to Access Your Pay Stubs [video]
    Watch this tutorial to learn how to locate your Pay Stubs.

BENEFITS:
  • How to Access Your Benefit Statement [video]
    Watch this tutorial to learn how to locate your Benefit Statement.
  • Open Enrollment: Changing or Electing Healthcare Coverage [video]
    Watch this tutorial to learn how to change and elect your health benefits.
  • Open Enrollment: Setting up Flexible Spending Accounts for New Year [video]
    Watch this tutorial to learn how to add dependents to your benefits.

EPAFS:

TIME AND LEAVE REPORTING:

  • Online Leave Report Training  For Full-Time Professionals [video]
    Watch this tutorial to learn how to complete and submit your leave report. 
  • Online Web-Time Entry For Part-Time Professionals [video]
    Watch this tutorial to learn how to complete and submit your timesheet.