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Employee Self-Service

Employee Self-Service (ESS), available at https://ess.dc.gov, provides District employees online access to their personal and benefits information. ESS is the fastest and most convenient way to check, update and manage employee personal data and benefit selections.

Employees can access and manage the following features:

  • Personal information
  • Federal tax deduction forms (W-4)
  • Emergency contacts
  • Direct deposit
  • View benefits summary
  • Enroll in most benefits during Open Enrollment Season
  • Add and/or update beneficiaries and dependents
  • View paycheck
  • Report time
  • Request leave

For more information, visit the Employee Self-Service Site.

Please note: The link points to an Intranet page on the DC.gov website. It can only be viewed by District government employees.