Human Resources

HR Tools

Employee Self-Service (ESS)

Managed by UW Payroll, this popular tool allows employees to view their personal payroll, benefits and leave information. In ESS, employees also have the ability to update or change personal information such direct deposit, W-4 and home address.

My HRTools

Temporary employment tools to use when hiring, extending, or monitoring temporary hourly appointments in classified or staff helper titles.


OPUS is the University’s payroll system and is managed by UW Payroll.


The employment process is managed through UWHIRES and step-by-step hiring instructions for different types of employment programs and appointments can be found on the Hiring web pages.