Employee Self Service (ESS) is a technology which allows you to manage your annual leave, access your payslips, and view your personal details and employment record held by Human Resources. It is available from anywhere (not just on campus) and can be accessed using your computer, tablet or smartphone.
To login to ESS use this link or the one below, enter your staff username (for most staff your username will be in the format of ab123456) and password. If you are accessing ESS externally or remotely you may be prompted for ‘Additional security verification’ prior to gaining access to the ESS login. Follow the onscreen guidance and refer to the DTS guide for remote service access if you need further help.
Manager Self Service
Manager Self Service (MSS) is a similar technology introduced to provide line managers with access to specific employment related information about staff members they line manage. It will allow line managers to quickly see information on absence, leave approval, contract details and pay.
To login to MSS use this link or the one below, enter your staff username (for most staff your username will be in the format of ab123456) and password. If you are accessing MSS externally or remotely you may be prompted for ‘Additional security verification’ prior to gaining access to the MSS login. Follow the onscreen guidance and refer to the DTS guide for remote service access if you need further help.
If you do not line manage any you will still be able to login but no information will be available for you to view.
Both Employee & Manager Self Service are compatible with all the major up to date Internet Browsers ( Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Apple Safari) on PCs and Mobile Devices where applicable. Other browsers may work but this cannot be guaranteed.
If you have problems logging in or don't know your university username or password, please visit the DTS guide here or raise ticket via the IT Self Service Portal. If you have any questions about the information shown in Employee Self Service, please contact the HR Operations Team via email to email@example.com.
If you have problems logging in or don't know your university username or password, please contact the IT Services Helpdesk via email to ITS-Help@reading.ac.uk. If you have any questions about the information shown in Employee Self Service, please contact the HR Operations Team via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your Personal Information
Your personal information is created, stored and transmitted securely in a variety of paper and electronic formats by the University in accordance with the University's Data Protection Policy and the wider provisions of the Data Protection Act 1998 and related legislation. You can check your record at any time by logging into Employee Self Service. By doing this, you ensure your details are accurate, up-to-date and complete.
Access to your personal information is limited to employees who have a legitimate University purpose. For example - contacting you if you are not at work, recruitment processes, DBS checks, equality and diversity monitoring and providing information returns (this list is not exhaustive). Access to, and the sharing of, this information is controlled very carefully. When reporting on our employees (for example, the annual data return to HESA - Higher Education Statistics Agency), only aggregate data is presented so that your individual data is protected.
There may be times that specific data is used in conjunction with an external provider to provide services to you as a University employee (e.g. Staff Survey, a salary sacrifice provider, online DBS disclosures.) This list is not exhaustive and we will endeavour to update this notice when other suppliers are added.
Queries and further information
If you have any queries about how your data is used or the application of the Data Protection Act, please contact Information Management & Policy Services (IMPS) on email@example.com
Under the Data Protection Act you have a right to a copy of the data held by the University.
If you do not want personal information relating to you being available to other University employees or you wish to correct an inaccuracy in the data collected about you, please log into Employee Self-Service in the first instance or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.