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Paperless Pay Reminder

Effective with the pay date of December 17, 2010, the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education will cease printing pay statements for all non-student employees who have selected to receive their compensation through direct deposit. Employees that currently receive an actual paper check will continue to receive their check in the usual manner.

To ensure a smooth transition, we encourage you to begin using Employee Self Service (ESS) at your earliest convenience. By accessing ESS now, you can take care of any user name or password issues that you might encounter when logging in to the system. You can also compare your current paper statement (if you receive one) to the ESS statement. Pay statements are normally accessible through ESS as early as four days prior to the pay date. You can print your statement from ESS at any time. In addition, if you need statements for prior pays or years, you may view or print these as well. Pay statements are available through ESS beginning with the pay period ending January 9, 2004.

If you are a first-time ESS user, you will find helpful step-by-step instructions in the Full User Guide, which is available at the Human Resources website. We encourage you to set up the self-service feature which is explained in the user guide so you can reset your own password as needed in the future.

To log in and use ESS, go to the Human Resources website and click on Employee Self-Service (ESS) Portal. If you encounter any difficulties accessing ESS, please contact Human Resources at 724-357-2431. If you need your password reset, you must send an e-mail request to

Click on image for larger sizeOnce you log on to the ESS portal, you can access your pay statement by the following: Click on the Employee Self-Service tab — click on the word “Payroll” — click on the “Online Pay Statement” link. (A screenshot of the link is at left—just click on it to see the full-size image.) Your current pay statement should pop up immediately.

Questions concerning your pay statement should continue to be directed to Payroll Services at 724-357-2510.

  • Payroll Services Office
  • Sutton Hall, Room G11
    1011 South Drive
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-2510
  • Fax: 724-357-7551
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.