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All monthly and weekly salaried and hourly paid employees in UCD are issued their payslip online via the ESS page (ESS). Below you can access the ESS page, learn where to go for more information and view a selection of frequently asked questions.

Accessing Employee Self Service

Details on how to access ESS system are available on the ESS page

Payslip features and terms

A detailed description of all the features and terms on your payslip is provided on the Payroll Office website.

The administration of weekly and monthly payroll is managed by the UCD Payroll Office, while the administration of the ESS system is managed by UCD HR.

There are a number of benefits in changing to an online system. Providing payslip information online:

  • Gives quick and easy access to historical information
  • Allows for a more secure delivery of the payslip
  • Delivers a more informative payslip (current rate of pay and current scale included)
  • Has a positive environmental impact by reducing the amount of paper produced by the University
  • The service is in use by a number of other organisations, including Enterprise Ireland, Department of Finance, and Department of Justice

UCD is legally required to provide employees with access to a Payslip and the facility to print this payslip if the employee so wishes. You can do this via Employee Self Service.

Yes, Banks and Financial Institutions will accept a print out of the online payslip as proof of payment.

If you have further queries relating only to your online payslip, please contact the Payroll Office.

Contact the HR Helpdesk

The HR Helpdesk is the primary point of contact for all your employment-related queries by email and telephone.  We are here to help you with any queries on employee benefits, terms & conditions and HR policies & procedures. If we can’t help you directly, we will refer your query to a HR specialist area.

All visitors to UCD HR, Roebuck offices should be by appointment only and arrangements to be made with specific HR staff members.

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+ 353-1-716-4900

Roebuck Offices,
UCD Belfield Campus.

UCD Human Resources

Roebuck Offices, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland.
T: +353 1 716 4900 | E: hrhelpdesk@ucd.ie | Location Map(opens in a new window)