Self Service

> Access Employee Self Service

To access Employee Self Service, you will need to log in with your RF user name and password.

If you forgot your password, get help here.

If you are a first time user, set password here.


The Research Foundation Employee Self Service website offers many features:

  • Easy access to your direct deposit payslips, paycheck stubs, tax forms, benefits information and more. 
  • Ability to quickly and accurately do tasks online, such as:
    • Enroll for benefits
    • Enter dependents and beneficiaries
    • Update your contact information
    • Process expense reimbursements (if that feature is enabled at your campus)
  • More environmentally friendly than using paper forms.

How-To Guides

Read the guides below for tips on how to perform the following tasks in the different areas of Employee Self Service. You can also access the full printable guide.

Benefits Guides

Select for Benefits Guide(s)


Menu Item:
My Benefits
Task: Enrollment Guidelines, View Your Current Benefits, Enroll or change your benefits, Enroll or make changes to optional retirement

Time Reporting Guide

Select for Time Reporting Guide(s)

Payroll Guides

Select for Payroll Guide


Menu Item(s):
Pay Methods, My Contact Information, My W-2, My Payslip, My Tax Form
Task: Add or update the way you receive your pay, Change the way you receive your W-2, Review your W-2 online, Review your payslip online, Review and update your federal and/or state tax withholding

Contact Information Guides

Select for Contact Information Guide


Menu Item: 
My Contact Information
Task: Update your email address, phone number or mailing address.

Acknowledgements and Certifications

Select for Acknowledgments and Certifications Guide


Menu Item:
Code of Conduct, Employee Handbook, Wage Theft Prevention Act
Task: Acknowledge and certify required documents that are applicable to you.

iexpense guides 

Select for iExpense Guide


Menu Item:
iExpense
Task: Submit travel and expense reimbursements.

Self Service Availability 

Self Service is always available except for planned system maintenance daily between 6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. and 2 a.m. - 4:00 a.m. EST. 

If you receive an error message, the application is temporarily down for unexpected reasons. To view details about unplanned downtime, log in to the RF website and look under the Business Applications area on your homepage.

Questions? 
Contact your campus HR office with questions about data within Employee Self Service or rules regarding transactions.

Contact RF Customer Services at (518) 434-7222 for assistance accessing and using Employee Self Service.