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Today's event:
High School Parent Conferences
09/28/2016 High schools will hold an evening event for parents.

 *Schools may hold their Parent Conferences on non-citywide dates. Contact the individual school to confirm dates.
 **Multi-session schools and District 75 School Programs are exempt from this additional conference. Schools will notify families accordingly if they are holding these events at their site.

Human Resources

Introduction to NYCAPS Employee Self-Service (ESS)


Employee Self-Service (ESS) is a tool that allows you to view or change your health benefitspersonal information (such as your name, address, and phone number), and tax status online – from work or from home.

Using ESS

  • Log into ESS using your 7-digit DOE Employee ID number (listed as the "reference number" on your pay stub).
  • Your temporary ESS password  consists of:
    • the last two digits of your Social Security Number followed by an underscore ("_"), plus
    • the first three letters of your birth month (must be upper case), plus
    • your birth day (including the leading zero, if applicable), and birth year.
    So, for example, the password for an employee with a SSN of XXX-XX-XX99 and a birth date of 01/02/1900 would be 99_JAN021900.
  • After logging in with your temporary password, you will be prompted to change it. Passwords must contain a minimum of eight characters, including at least one number, one letter and one of the following special characters: 
                     !  @  #  $  %  ^  &  *  (  )  -  =  +  \  |  [  ]  {  }  ;  :  /  ?  .  >  <  _ 
  • If you have trouble logging in, or if you need your Employee ID number, call HR Connect at (718) 935-4000.
  • To request a password reset, send an email with your name and Employee ID number to NYCAPSESSPASSWORD@schools.nyc.gov   Your reset password will be sent to your DOE email address.   
  • More information about how to use ESS, including step-by-step instructions for making changes to your health benefits, is available on the Key Links and Documents page.