The State System of Higher Education has an Employee Self Service portal that allows employees and student employees to view and manage personnel information. Student employees use ESS to submit their hours for a pay period.

Among the things you can view/update:

  • Pay statements (from January 9, 2004, to the present),
  • Payroll and benefits information
  • Leave usage and leave balances
  • Emergency contact information

Log in to ESS using your MyIUP credentials: This allows you to use your MyIUP credentials (also used to access MyIUP, D2L, IUP email, etc.) to sign in using the standard IUP Web Single Sign On system. 


Suggested browsers for using the ESS Portal

The SAP Enterprise portal (i.e., ESS/MSS/eTime) is designed for support usage across all current internet browsers, including Microsoft Edge, Firefox, and Google Chrome. There should be no notable differences in the appearance of the "Tabs" at the top of the portal.

Microsoft Edge or Google Chrome are the recommended browsers for the most reliable experience with the ESS and MSS application. 

You may experience issues when trying to access pay stubs or W2 forms when using Chrome. To access these forms, try another browser, such as Microsoft Edge or Mozilla Firefox. 

Accessing Employee Self Service (ESS) Account

To access your ESS (Employee Self Service) account, you log in via the ESS Portal

Log in Using IUP Single Sign On: 

If you are already signed in to another Single Sign On service such as MyIUP, D2L, or IUP email, you will be automatically signed in to ESS after choosing Indiana University of PA. 

Navigate to the ESS Portal page and click on Employee Self-Service (ESS) Portal. Next, select Indiana University of PA - MFA from the dropdown box, then click Continue. If the IUP Single Sign On page appears, enter your MyIUP credentials.


Will I still be able to access ESS after I leave employment at IUP?

When your employment at IUP ends, you will no longer be able to access ESS. Your final pay statement will be mailed to you through the US Mail to your home address.

Please contact the Office of Human Resources at 724-357-2431 for questions about W2 forms, etc.

Updating information shown in ESS

For errors with information, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 724-357-2431.

You may update emergency contact information, primary phone number, withholding (W-4) information, and race/ethnicity codes in the ESS portal. Additional update features will be added in the future.

Who to contact with issues or questions

For issues with logging in to ESS, you can log a ticket via ihelp or call the IT Support Center at 724-357-4000.

For other issues pertaining to personnel data, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 724-357-2431.