Key Tools and Resources

Use the Payroll Portal(Open external link) to view and manage many aspects of your salary

Employee Self-Service (ESS)(Open external link) allows you to view, manage, and make changes to your benefits and personal information.

Sign up for health benefits(Open external link) (watch the health benefits webinar(Open external link) for more information). Your health benefits will be retroactive to your first day of employment provided you enroll within 31 days of your appointment date. Note that you will not be able to access ESS until September 7.

Use the HR Connect Web Portal(Open external link) to find answers to Human Resources-related questions, including information about benefits, leaves of absence, certification, HR forms, salary and payroll, personal and tax data changes, and more.

Visit the UFT website to enroll in welfare fund benefits(Open external link) (dental, vision, prescription drugs, etc.).

Download the Teachers’ Retirement System Enrollment Application(Open external link) and submit the completed form to confirm your personal information and beneficiaries (TRS contributions are automatically deducted beginning with your first paycheck - learn more at the TRS website(Open external link)).

(Optional) Enroll in the TRS Tax Deferred Annuity (Open external link)(after you’ve submitted your TRS application).

Review the Cumulative Absence Reserve policy(Open external link).