Employee Self Service

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Employee Self Service (ESS) offers a single, secure source for individuals to manage their personal information.

Employee Self Service contains links that allow employees to:

  • Manage their direct deposit account information
  • Update their W-4 tax data, such as marital status, withholding allowances, school district and city of residence
  • View and print their paystubs online
  • Access their W-2 online
  • Update their addresses, phone numbers, and emergency contacts
  • Enroll in and manage their benefits elections
  • Manage eTime and eLeave
  • View and apply for open positions at jobs.osu.edu
Employee Self Service

PLEASE NOTE: If you receive an error message AFTER you have logged on to ESS, this could be a computer compatibility issue. Please follow the instructions at:

You can also try another browser such as Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.

Other useful links:
(Support Browser info)
www.ocio.osu.edu/KB02530# (Computer Configuration)

If you are still experiencing error messages, please contact 688-HELP for additional assistance.

Accessing Employee Self Service

To access Employee Self Service (ESS):

  1. Click Employee Self Service

    Note: Medical Center employees should access ESS through OneSource with their Medical Center username and password.

  2. Log in securely with your Ohio State username (lastname.#) and password.

    If you haven't activated your email, or you do not know or forgot your username or password, go to my.osu.edu for assistance.

  3. From the Employee Self Service homepage, click on the icon of the function you wish to access and follow the instructions on the screen.

Former employees: Employee Self Service will not be accessible to you if you terminated employment more than 60 days ago.