There are two access methods for HRMS professional users:
HRMS (SAP) Access
There are two methods for accessing HRMS:
SAP GUI Windows client,
HRMS Portal. SAP GUI, and the Web
GUI option from the HRMS Portal are available to professional users
SAP GUI Windows Client Software
SAP GUI is
the preferred access method for frequent HRMS users, and must be
used when the user:
Needs full scope of HRMS functionality.
Uses Windows oriented applications in conjunction with
HRMS (Office, etc.)
Requires multiple user sessions (maximum of 6).
Creates Ad Hoc reports.
Prints extremely large reports.
Accesses Business Explorer.
Requires file transfers.
SAP GUI Resources
The HRMS Portal
The HRMS Portal provides
secure access to the State's Employee Employee Self Service applications. Some professional users access system
reports from the portal.
Self Service (ESS) - All State Employees
View and print your earnings statement for
the current pay period
View and update your permanent and mailing
View and update your emergency contact
View and update your e-mail address
Submit Leave requests (some State agencies)
Employee Self Service is an online application
that gives Washington State Employees secure, password-protected
All state employees should have ESS portal password.
Forgotten passwords can be updated at the portal by the user.
SAP through the web browser (Web GUI)
Web GUI is provided as an option to professional users who
access HRMS through the HRMS Portal. Web GUI is intended for casual
and occasional users who do not require the full scope of
functionality in HRMS.
Web GUI is a good option when the user:
Does not use Windows-oriented
applications in conjunction with HRMS
Is set up as a zero administration
Does not have SAP GUI installed on
Opens only a single user session
Web GUI resources
BI Reports and/or Web GUI - Designated Users Only
BI Reports on the HRMS portal
allow both BI End Users and BI Power Users to view reports
and to add/remove rows or columns, filter and sort report
Web GUI on the HRMS portal
allows designated HR administrators certain access to the
HRMS system through a Web Browser.
The access method to BI Reports
and/or Web GUI depends on whether your agency is on the
state government network (SGN) using the statewide
Enterprise Active Directory (EAD).