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Welcome ESS/SRM User


Welcome ESS / SRM / Finance User!  ESS / SRM / Finance is your online service that puts you in control of managing your information, such as requesting leave, viewing work schedules and pay statements, making travel arrangements, address change, emergency contact information, direct deposit, changing benefit selections, and purchasing as it relates to Commonwealth employment / Business.   


   Please Note:  Additional functionality now includes Finance Users. You must have a Finance role in order to use this feature in the Employee Portal.  

How do I Access ESS and/or SRM and/or Finance?

To connect to both Employee Self Service (ESS) and Supplier Relationship Management (SRM), use the following address: www.myworkplace.state.pa.us. 

Or, copy the shortcut by right clicking on the icon below and choosing "Copy Shortcut". Go to your desktop and right click, select "Paste Shortcut".  Double click icon to open Employee Self Service Shortcut. 

The process to lock inactive ESS (Employee Self-Service) users is 180 days. If you have not accessed ESS within the prior 180 days, your ESS account will be deactivated.

Therefore, if you have not accessed ESS recently or do not access ESS on a regular basis, you are urged to access the Employee Self Service site at www.myworkplace.state.pa.us, to ensure that your access will not be deactivated. You are also invited to visit the ESS site on a regular basis to verify your personal information, review your emergency contacts, access your online pay statement, or perform one of the many functions available in Employee Self-Service.

Please NOTE: To access ESS from HOME, please use an IES certified browser, Internet Explorer 6.0 through 8.0 on a Windows XP, Vista or Windows 7 operating systems. All other combinations of browsers (ex: Firefox, Safari) and PC operating system software (ex: Windows 98, NT, or MAC, Linux) are NOT certified by IES for ESS access. We also recommend using Adobe Acrobat Reader 8.0 or above. Other products may work; however, full functionality cannot be assured.

Where do I go to check for any ESS Alerts? 

Select ESS Alerts.

Where do I go for HELP with ESS? 

HR Service Center 
1-866-ESS-COPA (1-866-377-2672)

The HR Service Center operates from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Trained representatives are available to assist with non-travel questions related to ESS.

Where do I go for HELP with TRAVEL?

Travel Service Center
Local Harrisburg area: 717-346-3401
Outside the 717 area code: 1-800-824-0626
email: co-travelaudits@pa.gov

The Travel Service Center operates from 7:30 am to 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday.

Where do I go for HELP with SRM?

Agency SRM Help
Local Harrisburg area:  717- 346-2676
Outside the 717 area code:  1-877-Help-363  (1-877-435-7363)
email:   ra-srmhelp@pa.gov
Web:     Agency Dashboard 
If you are a Commonwealth employee, please submit a SRM Helpdesk ticket - Submit SRM Helpdesk Ticket - or contact the DGS Training unit. 

What about Tips & Tricks for ESS?

Please select the following link to view a complete list of Tips & Tricks for ESS.  We will be adding to this list so please check back often.

 Tips & Tricks