Salary

Salary Differential Application

You can access our online Salary Differential Application from this page.  However, before you get started, please thoroughly read the following as you will access the application differently, depending upon how recently you were hired.

To determine whether or not you qualify for a salary differential, please review the Salary Differential Eligibility section of this site.

Important Note: Once inside the application, please be sure to provide the email address that you use most regularly in “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 whether or not the differential was granted.

To locate the correct set of instructions to guide you to the application, please click on the statement below that best describes how long you have worked for the DOE:

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 Differential Application here.

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 Request App.
Once there, you will find the main OSS page containing information about salary differentials and where to turn if you need assistance.  Scroll down to the bottom of the screen and click Continue.

5. On the resulting screen, click on the New Form button.  This will present you with a blank application form.  (Note: You will see some pre-populated information in “Section A”.  This can be modified as necessary.)

6. Complete the form as appropriate and when finished, click on the Submit Form button.

7. Once your application has been submitted, you will receive confirmation of its receipt via email sent to the address specified in your application.  This email will instruct you on how to submit the documentation (e.g., transcripts, CLEP test results) necessary to support your application.  Applications are not considered complete until all supporting documentation has been received.


I was recently hired by the DOE 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 Differential Application here.

2. In the Documents section, found on the right-hand-side of the screen, find and click on the Salary Differential 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.

On the resulting screen, you will find the main OSS page containing information about salary differentials and where to turn if you need assistance.  Scroll down to the bottom of the screen and click Continue.

4. On the next screen, you will be prompted to enter your Social Security number.  Click Submit after entering this number.

5. The next screen will display a New Form button.  Click this button to generate a blank application form.  (Note: You will see some pre-populated information in “Section A”.  This can be modified as necessary.)

6. Complete the form as appropriate and when finished, click on the Submit Form button.

7. Once your application has been submitted, you will receive confirmation of its receipt via email sent to the address specified in your application.  This email will instruct you on how to submit the documentation (e.g., transcripts, CLEP test results) necessary to support your application. Applications are not considered complete until all supporting documentation has been received.


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