Employee Self Service

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Logon to Employee Self Service (ESS) You will need your personnel number and ESS password (All agency employees can use this logon procedure).

Additional login information for ESS Users.

  • View and print your earnings statements
  • Update your mailing address, email address, and emergency contact information

Note: Employee Self Service is provided to Washington State employees who are paid through the central payroll system. It does not apply to employees of higher education institutions.

ESS Leave Tool

Frequently asked Questions

Instructions for using ESS and the Leave Tool

Getting started

Note: Some agencies provide employees with optional single sign capabilities at their agency workstation. In agencies that provide single sign on, you can access ESS directly from your agency network without entering your personnel number or ESS password.

If your agency does not provide single sign on for ESS, or if you are accessing from the internet outside your agency network, use the following procedure.

Note: If you are unable to reset your password using the "forgot password" feature at the portal, contact the WaTech Support Center at support@watech.wa.gov for assistance. You will need to provide the following information:

  • Personnel number -- If you do not know, or do not remember your personnel number, contact your agency's HR office.
  • Contact information
  • Best time to be reached

Earning Statement

Personal Information

The ESS Leave Tool

The ESS Leave Tool is an optional service. If you are not sure whether your agency is a participant, ask your HR or Payroll office.

Notice to Payroll Offices: New EVA Effective 1/1/2013 agencies using the ESS Leave Tool have a new EVA Process. For further details check out the WaTech Communication (ESS Leave Tool agencies moving to new EVA process).

Leave types

  • Leave types available in Leave Application (table with links to related rules) All HRMS leave types are included and available for selection by an employee. Agencies may choose not to use some leave types or to have additional reporting requirements for some types.

How to request leave (Employee)

How leave is approved (Supervisor/Manager)

Contact Info

ESS or password-related issues:

For payroll-related questions:

  • Contact your agency payroll office