Payroll Information

UConn is committed to protecting our students, employees, and our communities from COVID-19. Toward that goal, and in consideration of guidance released by the State of Connecticut, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and a variety of public health authorities and professional organizations, UConn is implementing a mandatory vaccination policy for its workforce. Please reference the UConn Mandatory Workforce COVID-19 Vaccination Policy for further details.

Please see below for information and associated forms related to payroll services:


Employee Self Service (ESS Core-CT):

Employee Self Service Login (Core-CT)
Core-CT Job Aids & Reference Material

Graduate Payroll:

Graduate Assistant Payroll Department Information
How to Create A Graduate Offer Letter

Regular Payroll:

Regular Payroll Information  - Unclassified Payroll and Classified Payroll
Hiring Guide

Special Payroll:

Special Payroll hire requests must be approved by HR in PageUp before departments may submit a SmartHR transaction, and it may take up to 4-6 weeks for a Special Payroll hire request to receive all required approvals.
Further information Special Payroll Information Website or reach out to the Special Payroll team ( with questions.

Student Payroll:

Student and Work-Study Payroll Information
Student Hire Request Template

Other Payroll Guidelines:

Hiring or Contracting of a Family Member
Common Employment Forms
Guide to Unclassified Offer Letter