ESS - Employee Self Service

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Please click the Login button below to login to ESS.


This web section is for City of Anaheim employees only.
Unauthorized use is prohibited

Help Desk will be available from Monday to Friday between 7am to 6pm.

ESS is unavailable every morning from 5am to 5:30am.


ESS Availability
ESS is currently available.


This site will continue to be updated and enhanced to provide Anaheim employees
  with a helpful tool in viewing and maintaining their information on-demand.


First Time User ID - User Name and Password

Your user ID is your Human Resources Employee ID located at the top of your paystub.

Your password includes the characters 'Ana-' followed by your birthday (MMDDYY) and the last four digits of your Social Security Number (SSN).

User Name and Password are case sensitive.

Employee Information
Employee ID =     999999
Birthday =           February 3, 1967
SSN =                 555-55-5555
ESS User ID and Password
ESS User ID =     999999
ESS Password =  Ana-0203675555

For security reasons, the system will prompt you to change your password the first time you log in. After successfully logging in, be sure to set up your Password Hints, which will allow you to reset your password yourself.  Please see the Change your Password guide at for password change instructions. 

For assistance with your User ID or Password, please contact the Help Desk at 714-765-5104.

Help Desk will be available from Monday to Friday between 7am to 6pm.

ESS Reference Guides

The following ESS Reference guides will lead you step by step through some of the tasks you do online:
Folder IconMy Benefits
Look up information such as your current dependents, current benefits, past benefit enrollments, and future benefit changes made through open enrollment.
Folder IconChange Your Password
Keep your password up-to-date and secure by following the instructions in this document.
Folder IconThe Home Page, Login and Logout
Learn about the features available from the Home Page as well as how to login and logout of the ESS system.
Folder IconMy Info
Provides information on how to access your personal information, such as your address, emergency contact, W-4, leave balances and activity, and compensation.
Folder IconNavigation
Learn about expanding or collapsing sections, pick lists, grids, navigation buttons, and error messages.
Folder IconUpdating Your Address and Emergency Contact Information
Lists the steps required to view and update your address or emergency contact information.
Folder IconVerify your Employee Address Change Request
Determine if the Employee Address Change you requested has been approved by Human Resources.
Folder IconViewing/Printing Your Pay Stub or W-2
Learn how to view and/or print your most recent or historical pay stubs W-2 documents.


For technical issues, contact the Help Desk at 714-765-5104. For all other issues please send an email to the ESS Administrators at