The University of Tennessee
Employee Self Service (ESS) Applications
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is ESS?
ESS or Employee Self Service is an extension of IRIS
allowing employees to view and change data about
themselves, from virtually anywhere in the world. This
service is web based therefore there is no need for the client
to be installed on your desktop.
Currently you may:
i. View and print a copy of your current and past pay
ii. View and print your personalized benefit statement
iii. Re-print your W-2 for current and prior years
iv. View information about yourself including home address,
organizational information, education, and direct deposit
v. Update your emergency contact information
vi. View your leave balances
vii. View your recent leave activity
viii. View and print a monthly time statement listing all hours
worked and leave taken, leave accruals, etc
Any current regular, term, or student employee may access
this information. Recently terminated and retired employees
will also have access to a limited subset of these applications.
Access to ESS is available thru MyIRISWeb, the
administrative portal of the University. The url address is
https://irisweb.tennessee.edu. From the main page, click on
the “Employee Self Service” tab.
No, you can use your NetID and password to access ESS.
To get access into the portal, use your NETID and password.
An IRIS logon is not required.
This may be a browser security feature. Add the portal url
(https://*.tennessee.edu) to your Trusted Sites in your
Only certain fields are allowed to be changed thru ESS at the
current time. To change other fields you must go thru the
normal process of contacting either the campus HR office or
Payroll office, or working thru your departmental bookkeeper.
For browser versions supported and other technical
To log into the portal, you should use your NetID and
password. If your password has expired and needs to be
reset, please click on the “NET ID Help” link found on the
MyIRISWeb Logon page or contact the OIT helpdesk at
Please contact the Human Resources Call Center at
1-888-444-8847 (Knoxville Area: 946-8847).
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