Accessing Employee Self-Service


This procedure covers logging into Parnassus Employee Self-Service.


Internet Explorer is the supported browser for Employee Self-Service.

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Employee Self-Service User *


The HR Information Systems Manager is responsible for ensuring that this document is necessary and that it reflects actual practice.

Activity Preface

You must know your username and your password.

Your personal information may not exist completely or have been verified immediately upon your first day of work. However, your Parnassus record will be complete before the first payroll cutoff after your New-Hire Session.  Thus, it is best to access Employee Self-Service after you have received your first paycheck.

The job title Employee refers to:


1. Access Parnassus Login.

There are many ways to connect to Parnassus; two are provided below: either enter the web address in the browser directly, or access the page through the Ithaca College website.

Parnassus is the Information System that hosts Employee Self Service.  You have to access this system in order to get to Employee Self Service.

This is the instance that contains live data; it is the most up-to-date.

2. Enter your Username and Password.

Your username was given to you at your New-Hire Session.  It is the same as your email username.  Usually it is the first letter of your first name followed by your full last name.  For example, Pamela Jones would be “pjones”.

If, for some reason, you are unable to access Parnassus Production, and you have an active Ithaca College e-mail account, you can reset your own password by clicking on the “I forgot my password.” hyperlink near the bottom of the Production log in window.

You were given your initial password at your new-hire session.  Your initial password is the characters '%IC' (case sensitive), followed by the last 6 digits of your Employee Identification Number. For instance: '%IC123456'. When you logon for the first time, you will be prompted to change your password.

If this is your first time logging in to Parnassus, goto task #3. Otherwise, goto task #4.

3. Change your password.

When you logon for the first time, the following dialog box will prompt you to change your password.

If Parnassus does not accept your password, help is available by contacting the HelpDesk (274-3282 or or Human Resource Information (274-3245 or

4. Click the “IC Employee Self-Service” hyperlink.

5. Select the menu item that relates to the action you would like to perform.

From this menu you will continue to work with employee self-service.

6. Click the “Logout” link (at the top right of the page) when finished with Employee Self-Service to properly disconnect from Parnassus.

End of activity.

Accessing Employee Self-Service: Flowchart Start Employee Task #1 Task #2 Decision Employee Task #3 Employee Task #4 Employee Task #5 Task #6 End