What is Employee Self-Service?
Employee Self-Service (ESS) is an online portal where you can view and update your personal and payroll information. It’s an all-in-one site that gives you more control over access to your own information. Since we are now paperless, ESS is your destination for your weekly payroll information.
What Can I Use ESS For?
View & Print Weekly Pay Information
Your weekly pay stub can now be viewed and printed through ESS. Simply sign into ESS, go to the Pay Statement History tab, and select the pay dates you’d like to view/print. Pay stubs go back as far as January 2015.
Sign up for Direct Deposit
Add/update your direct deposit accounts for distribution of your pay – up to 4 direct deposit accounts can be added.
View and Update Name, Mailing Address, Phone, & Emergency Contact
Need to update your personal information? ESS is the place to do that too! **Please note, Social Security Cards will continue to be required for all name changes – please send or fax a copy to the HRIS department (716-635-5880).
View and Print Annual W2’s
When it’s tax time, no need to wait for your W2 to be mailed to you. Simply log into ESS and print it yourself.
How Do I Start Using ESS?
1. Connect to the internet from any computer and type the following URL into your browser address bar:
2. When you see the following sign on screen, login using your employee ID # (i.e. 7700xxxxx) and password. The first time you log in, your password will automatically be your birth date plus the last 4 digits of your social security number. Once you log in, you’ll be prompted to change your password. Please make a note of it for future use.
**If you forget your password, you can reset it using the “Forgot Password” link on the sign in page. Your password will be reset to your birth date and last 4 digits of your SS#. You will again be prompted to change it once you log in.
3. Once you log in the first time, you will need to click on Personal Details and complete the New User Checklist before you can access your information. **Only click “Save” if you make changes to a section; otherwise just click “Cancel” or the Back button. Once all sections have a green arrow, you are ready to proceed and begin using ESS!
Where Do I Find My Information?
The ESS main page has two tabs – a Home tab and Personal tab.
Home Tab – contains a link where you can change your password as well as various company information.
Personal Tab – where you can access/update your personal information and access your pay information.
Any questions you have may be directed to Lise Jenkins in the Payroll department at firstname.lastname@example.org or (716) 635-5762, or Melinda Kender in the HRIS department at email@example.com or (716) 635-5948.