How to View Your Paycheck in PeopleSoft

posted Dec 22, 2014, 2:25 PM by   [ updated May 4, 2017, 10:08 AM by Peyri Herrera ]
All employees who work at a district that uses PeopleSoft HCM will use the PeopleSoft Employee Self-Service (ESS) site at to view paychecks that are generated out of PeopleSoft.

ESS Login Screen

Do the following from the main page of the ESS: 

1. VERY IMPORTANT – Get directions for logging in to ESS and viewing paycheck. Click the link titled Viewing Your Paycheck in ESS to view and download the ESS directions (4 pp.). Please be sure to review this job aid.

2. Log in. As described in the directions, you will log in with your PeopleSoft User ID and Password.

    a. User ID = Your employee ID without hyphens. Example: 123456 [NOTE TO CHULA VISTA: Use your 6-digit payroll ID, not Employee ID.]
    b. Auto-generated Password = The First 4 of YOUR LAST NAME IN CAPS + Last 4 of SSN. Example: Pat Smith = SMIT6789

3. Reset your password if you forget it. Click the link titled Forgot My Password to have a new password emailed to you. Note that you must set up a security question/answer first. See the directions for setting this up.

4. View historical paychecks. Click the link titled Historical Paychecks to go to the site where you can view paychecks prior to PeopleSoft.