ESS - Employee Self Service Information

ESS - Employee Self Service, Access Steps and Links


 ESS – Employee Self Service for accessing your leave and payroll data online

ESS is used by permanent and fixed term staff.  It is intended that the future rollout of ESS will enable access for retired staff members and those paid under the hourly occasional pay policy.

The user guide can be found at 

Steps to accessing the ESS system -

  • Firstly you must have your UCC email set up and have received your staff number

  • For the first time you log in you should be on UCC network (if this is not possible then email and they will do this for you)

  • Using the link select ESS login, type in your staff number and then select reset a password

  • You will receive an email containing a link back to the ESS

  • Next you enter your staff number and create your own personal password

  • In order to access the ESS from this point on you simply go to and follow instructions.

ESS queries are only dealt with by email so if you are experiencing difficulty with your access please email

Personnel queries email

Queries relating to your payslip email

Also you may view a payslip glossary of terms at -




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