This procedure covers logging onto Manager Self-Service.
Internet Explorer is the supported browser for Manager Self-Service. If you experience very unusual display or other types of problems with MSS, the problem may very well be eliminated by using Internet Explorer.
Protect the confidentiality of information accessed through Manager Self-Service by:
Problems that are technical in nature that arise when using Manager Self-Service should be directed to the IC Help Desk by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at 274-3282. Procedural questions should be directed to the HRIS Director. Policy questions can usually be answered by referencing the Ithaca College Policy Manual.
Only employees with Manager Self-Service responsibilities can access MSS. Here managers view or submit changes to information in the records of employees who directly report to them, or who are in departments that directly report to them.
Changes in Manager Self-Service that cannot be completed can now be saved for later by selecting the [Save for Later] button. Many MSS tasks are update tasks. There is also a cancel button on each panel of every update task. If you do not wish to Save for Later, be sure to use the cancel button to discard the transaction (closing the window does not cancel the transaction).
Manager Self-Service User
The HRIS Director [email@example.com] is responsible for ensuring that this document is necessary and that it reflects actual practice.
You must know your
The job title Manager refers to:
1. Access Parnassus.
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
Parnassus is the information system that hosts Manager Self-Service. You have to access this system in order to get to Manager 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, but you have accessed Parnassus before, you may need to reset your password by clicking on the “I forgot my password” link on the "log in" window.
At your new-hire session, you were given your initial password. Your initial password is the first two letters of your username, a plus sign (+), and the last 6 digits of your employee ID number. When you log in to Parnassus for the first time, you will be prompted to reset your password.
If this is your first time logging in
3. Change your password.
When you logon for the first time, the following message will prompt you to change your password.
Enter the initial password, as described above, in the "Old Password" field.
Enter your new password in the "New Password" field.
Repeat your new password exactly in the "Repeat New Password" field.
Password Requirements for Parnassus are as follows:
For additional assistance with stronger passwords, view the ITS Quick Guide.
Parnassus accounts are locked out after five consecutive failed login attempts.
Click the [Save] button.
4. Click your “Manager Self-Service” hyperlink.
5. Select the menu item that relates to the action you would like to perform.
End of activity.
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