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Employee Self Service Instructions

You can do and see a lot in HRIS/Employee Self Service, select a topic to learn more.

Please note the following:

Viewing and Changing Personal Information (Address, Marital Status, Ethnicity, etc.)

You may review and update your address, phone number(s), emergency contacts, marital status and ethnic group (s) in Personal Information Summary.  Please note:  employees are encouraged to keep emergency contact information up to date to ensure that the department or Human Capital Services may promptly respond to a medical emergency. If changes are needed, select the corresponding yellow button.

Go to: Employee Self Service > Personal Information > Personal Information Summary

Personal Information Summary

Work Information

This page represents your primary job information that will be printed in the Campus Phone Book and that will display online in the K-State People Directory. Please submit discrepancies to your department personnel specialist.

Go To: Employee Self Service > View Work Information

view of work information


View Paycheck via PDF

Paycheck information is available via HRIS/Employee Self Service the Monday prior to a payday.

Go to:  Employee Self Service > Payroll and Compensation > View Paycheck

Select the desired check date link. Note: the Pop-Up Blocker needs to be turned off to view a paycheck PDF file.

The most recent on-cycle paycheck will be the first check listed unless a paycheck has been adjusted. Adjusted paychecks will display the pay period end date in which the adjustment was processed.

view paycheck list

View Paycheck Data:

The top sections include:

  • Pay Group
  • Pay Begin Date
  • Pay End Date
  • Business Unit (KSUNV for all K-State employees)
  • Advice #
  • Advice Date
  • Name
  • Address
  • Employee ID
  • Department ( Department ID and Name)
  • Location
  • Job Title
  • Pay Rate
Tax Data (Federal/KS State from W-4 & K-4)
  • Marital Status
  • Allowances
  • Additional Pct
  • Additional Amt
tax data
Hours and Earnings:
  • Description (Regular Earnings, Holiday Credit, Vacation Leave, Etc.)
  • Rate
  • Current Hours
  • Earnings
  • Hours
  • YTD Earnings
  • Fed Withholding (Federal Income Tax Withholding)
  • Fed MED/EE (Employees share of Medicare)
  • Fed OASDI/EE (Employees share of Social Security)
  • KS Withholding (Kansas Income Tax Withholding)
hours, earnings and taxes
  • Before Tax Deductions (Description, Current, YTD Year-to-Date)
  • After-Tax Deductions (Description, Current, YTD Year-to-Date)
  • Employer Paid Benefits (Description, Current, YTD Year-to-Date)

Deduction Codes and Descriptions (xls)

deductions and benefits
Current and YTD (Year-to-Date) for the most recent on-cycle check:
and Taxes:
  • Total Gross
  • Federal Taxable Gross
  • Total Taxes
  • Total Deductions
  • Net Pay

The Total Taxes includes Social Security, Medicare, Federal and State Withholdings.

The Total Deductions includes all before and after tax deductions.

totals and net
Leave Balances (Year-to-Date, Paid Time Off, Sick Leave)
  • Start Balance
  • Earned
  • Bought (Not applicable)
  • Taken
  • Sold (Not applicable)
  • Adjustments
  • End Balances
Net Pay Distribution
  • Payment Type (Advice, Direct Deposit or Check)
  • Account Type (Checking or Savings)
  • Account Number(s)
  • Deposit Amount(s)
  • Total
leave balances and net pay

If you have questions regarding your pay information, please contact your department personnel specialist.

W-4 and/or K-4 Tax Information

Go To:  Employee Self Service > Payroll and Compensation > W-4 and/or K4 Tax Information

  • New employees may submit their W-4 and/or K-4 information via HRIS/Employee Self Service after receipt of the "Welcome to K-State" email.  When claiming Single with 0 (zero) allowances, no action is required.
  • Employees who have tax withheld for a state other than Kansas will not be able to update the State portion of Employee Self-Service. These employees will need to contact the Payroll office at (785) 532-6277 for additional instructions. Employees who maintain a visa will continue to submit paper W-4 form or K-4 forms.
  • To ensure W-4 and/or K-4 tax changes will be reflected on the next pay check, update information on the pay day (Friday) prior to the next pay check. Ex: Make changes on Friday, October 24, for the pay check to be received on November 7.
Explanation of W-4 and/or K-4 Tax Information

Update W-4 Tax Information: Displays your name, the last four digits of your social security number and the company in which your position is located. If you work for more than one company, there will be a line that states: For W-4 associated with a different company, select Company. 

Tax Update Section of View/Update W-4 K-4 Tax Information

Home Address: Displays your Home Address which is where your W-2 will be mailed.

Home Address Section of View/Update W-4 K-4 Tax Information

W-4 and/or K-4 Tax Data: Displays the number of allowances, additional amount for withholding, marital status you are currently claiming and links to the tax forms.  To change your withholding:

  • Select Marital Status for W-4: Single or Married or select Married but withhold at higher single rate. For K-4: select Single or Joint.
  • Enter the number of allowances and/or additional withholding amount for W-4 and/or the K-4.

W-4 and K-4 Tax Withholding Information

Claim Exemption: Displays exempt from withholding statement and criteria for both the W-4 and the K-4.  To claim exempt from tax withholding:

  • Read the Claim Exemption section statements to determine if you meet the conditions to be exempt from federal and/or state tax withholding. If you determine you are eligible to claim exempt from federal and/or state tax withholding, select "Check Exempt here" boxes.

Claim Federal or State Exemption

Submit: Displays a statement to read and agree to before submitting your tax changes.

Verify Identity: After clicking ’Submit‘ a verification page will ask for your password, type your password and select ’Continue‘ or ’Cancel.‘

Verify Your Identity

Save Confirmation: A confirmation page will display and tell you that your change to your tax withholding may not affect the next paycheck you receive.

Submit Confirmation for Tax Changes

An e-mail will be sent to you with the following information, please review it carefully:

  • Your employee ID number
  • Your Name
  • You submitted W-4 data via the Web on (date you changed the information) and/or you have submitted K-4 data via the web on ( date you changed the information).
  • Marital Status : the status you claimed (Single, Married or Married, but withhold at higher Single rate)
  • No. of Allowances : the number of allowances you claimed
  • Additional Amount: any additional dollar amount you designated
  • Exempt Status: N or Y
  • Employer: the company you work for (State of Kansas, K-State Student Union, Athletics, or Student Publications)

For information regarding Employee Self-Service W-4 and/or K-4 Tax Information, please contact Anna Carroll at (785) 532-6277.


Leave Balances

Allows you to view current leave accrual balances, service date, beginning leave balances, hours earned, hours taken and ending leave balances for the current pay period.

Go to:  Employee Self Service > Payroll and Compensation > View Leave Balances

leave page

Company:  the Company in which you are employed (State of Kansas (SOK), Student Publications (PUB), Athletics (ATH) and the K-State Student Union (KUN)).

Service Date:  your length of service, including time worked in university support staff or unclassified positions, it does not include temporary non-benefits eligible appointments or student appointments. Dates are re-calculated when an employee has a break in service, including periods of leave without pay greater than 30 days. This date is a factor in leave accrual and longevity bonuses for university support staff. It is also a factor in leave payouts upon retirement and the calculation of layoff scores.

Years/Months/Days:  your State service broken down by Years, Months and Days.

Leave Balances

Plan Type:  each plan type is listed separately: Sick, Vacation, Comp Time, Holiday Comp Time and Discretionary Day. For Discretionary Day, only the description will display (no hours) and it will only display if the discretionary day has not been used for the current year.

Beginning Balance:  your leave balance at the beginning of the pay period indicated. This is your balance prior to leave earned and used for that pay period.

Hrs Earned:  number of hours earned during the pay period. Leave earnings are based on service date and/or hours worked or upon FTE.

Hrs Taken:  number of hours taken/used during the pay period. This information will come from pay sheets/pay records.

Ending Balance:  this is: Beginning Balance + Hours Earned - Hours Used + or - Adjustments for the pay period indicated. These are the hours available for you to use for each type of leave. (Leave must be approved in advance by your supervisor.)

Note: The information displayed on the View Leave Accrual Balances page is for the pay period indicated and is updated on a bi-weekly basis.

Benefits Summary

You may review your Medical/Prescription, Dental, Vision, Supplemental Life, TEA Life, Flex Spending, and retirement plan coverage or participation.

Go to: Employee Self Service > Benefits > Benefits Summary

view of benefits types,  plan  description and coverage or participation
Total Compensation Summary

This allows employees to view a summary of their direct and indirect compensation based upon information from the Human Resources Information System (HRIS).

  • Direct compensation: Pay received for hours worked, holidays, leave, etc.
  • Indirect compensation: Contributions by the University on behalf of the employee for insurance, retirement and employer required taxes.

Includes salary, health insurance, life insurance, retirement, other benefits, and tax contributions for a given calendar year.

The summary does not replace W-2 forms or other income tax related information and is not intended for use in tax preparation.

Go To:  Employee Self Service > Payroll and Compensation > View > Total Compensation Summary

Read the information on this page carefully before proceeding to the Total Compensation Summary page.

total compensation summary detail  
Life Insurance Summary

Allows employees to view supplemental life insurance coverage amounts.  Coverage amounts on this page do not reflect the 150% basic term life insurance every benefits eligible State employee receives at no cost. This page displays supplemental life insurance.

Go To:  Employee Self Service > Benefits > Life Insurance Summary

view insurances summary page

Learning & Development

Training Enrollment

Allows employees to enroll in KSU training opportunities coordinated by the Division of Human Resources, Training, Hale Library and other departments via HRIS/Employee Self Service.

If applicable, please secure supervisor's permission before enrolling.

Go To:  Employee Self-Service > Learning and Development > KSU Training Enrollment

A list of training opportunities will appear. Select the “View Available Sessions link or enter a full or partial course name in the search box for a list of matching courses. (i.e., FIS, HRIS, Performance Review, etc.)

course list

The following session information will appear (i.e., session date, session number, location, start time, duration, open seats and waitlisted). Click the desired session number to view session details.

Session details will appear. Click on "Continue" to begin the enrollment process.

To submit the enrollment request, click on the "Submit" button.

Comment: (Optional) Enter comments, if applicable.

Note: Comments are optional, and will appear within e-mail registration confirmation sent to you, your supervisor, department personnel specialist and Learning & Development staff.

After clicking on Submit, a Registration Confirmation will be sent to you, your supervisor and your department personnel specialist via e-mail from psoft@ksu.edu

If you have questions regarding your enrollment status, please contact Learning & Development at learning-develop-hr@ksu.edu. Please include your name, employee ID, course title, course code, and course session number.

Training Summary

This allow employees to view a listing of the training they have completed through their department, Learning & Development, and the Division of Human Resources.

Go To:  Employee Self Service > Learning and Development > Training Summary

A listing of the training sessions you have completed appears.

training summary

If you have questions regarding this information, please contact your department personnel specialist.

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