Salary

Online Salary Step Application

You can access our online Salary Step Application from this page.  However, before you get started, please thoroughly read the following as you will access the application differently, depending upon your start date.  Note that you will not be able to access this application until you have submitted your online application for employment.

Important note: Once inside the application, please be sure to provide the email address that you use most regularly in the section entitled “Section A – Personal Information”.  Following submission of your application, you will receive a series of important emails at this address throughout the application process.  These emails will update you on your application status, and will ultimately communicate what salary step you were assigned.

To locate the correct set of instructions to guide you to the application, please click on the statement below that best describes your current status at the DOE:


I am a recent hire and have not yet received my first paycheck
The following steps will need to be performed in order to access and submit the application:

  1. Access the online Salary Step Application.
  2. In the Documents section, found on the right-hand-side of the screen, find and click on the Salary Differential & Salary Step Request Application entry.
  3. The next screen will provide additional details about the application. Click on the Online Form Link near the middle of the section to access the tool.
  4. On the next screen, you will be prompted to enter your Social Security number.  Click Validate after entering this number. Once the system locates your record, click Continue.
  5. The next screen will give you an option of creating one of two new forms.  Select the Create New Salary Step Form button to generate your application form.
  6. On the resulting screen, you will find information about salary steps and the application process.  Scroll down to the bottom of the screen and click Continue.
  7. Data from your online application for employment will be used to pre-populate some of the fields in your salary step application.  All of this data can be modified, if necessary.  When your application is complete, click Continue.
  8. A pop-up box will appear asking if you would like to submit your application.  Click Yes.
  9. Once your application has been submitted, you will receive confirmation of its receipt via email sent to the address specified in your application.


I have worked for the DOE for awhile
The following steps will need to be performed in order to access and submit the application:

  1. Access the online Salary Step Application.
  2. In the Login section, found on the left-hand-side of the screen, enter your DOE Network/Email address and password.  You will then enter your SSN, EIS ID or EMP ID.

    The following may be helpful in providing the requested information:

    • If you do not remember your DOE-issued email address or were never issued one, click on the “Forgot ID/Password?” link within the “Login” section for further assistance.  This tool will either locate an existing DOE-issued email address or allow you to request one, if one does not already exist.
    • An “EIS ID” is your file number with a prefix of “0”.
  3. Once you have successfully logged on to the system, click on the Employee Self Service tab on the upper-left-hand-side of the screen.
  4. Within the “Employee Self Service” tab, click on Sal Diff Step Req.
  5. The next screen will give you an option of creating one of two new forms.  Select the Create New Salary Step Form button to generate your application form.
  6. On the resulting screen, you will find information about salary steps and the application process.  Scroll down to the bottom of the screen and click Continue.
  7. The next screen will provide you with a summary of the employment record the system was able to locate for you.  Click Continue to create your salary step application form.
  8. Data from your online application for employment will be used to pre-populate some of the fields in your salary step application.  All of this data can be modified, if necessary.  When your application is complete, click Continue.
  9. A pop-up box will appear asking if you would like to submit your application.  Click Yes.
  10. Once your application has been submitted, you will receive confirmation of its receipt via email sent to the address specified in your application.


If you have questions about how to access or submit this form, please contact HR Connect at (718) 935-4000.