Changing an ESS password

Employee Self-Service (ESS) passwords expire every 90 days, regardless of how often the employee logs on to ESS. When an employee's password expires, he or she will be asked to create a new password after successfully logging in.

Note: If employees forget their password, they can reset it.

Passwords must adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Must be at least eight characters in length

  • Must contain at least one number and one letter

  • Must be different from last four passwords used for this employee

  • May contain uppercase letters, lowercase letters, symbols and punctuation

  • Should be something the employee will remember

Important: Passwords are case sensitive, meaning capitalization matters. If your password is "MyPassword" and you enter "mypassword" the system will not accept it.

To change your ESS password

  1. From the ESS navigation menu, do the following:

    1. Click the Change My Password link.

  2. In the Current Password field, enter your password.

  3. In the New Password and Confirm Password fields, enter the new password you want to use.

  4. Click the Change Password button.

    A message appears, confirming that your password has been changed successfully.

  5. Click the OK button.

Last revised: May 20, 2010s