Nowadays, employers are setting up self-service HR portals for their employees. These are portals where the employees can access information about things like their pay, their benefits, their allotments for various things and their taxes. These are also portals where the employees can change information pertaining to those things: that is, things like employees’ pay, direct deposit, benefits, allotments and so on. Not to be left behind in that trend, the federal government has set up such a system for its employees in various agencies. The portal in question is known as Employee Express, where federal government employees can access — and if necessary change — information about discretionary payroll and benefits transactions.
An overview of Employee Express
The Employee Express website is meant to be used by people who work for the federal government, through its various agencies. It is a website where the federal government employees can access and change discretionary payroll and benefits transactions. As we all know, there are certain things pertaining to the payroll or to benefits that are at the discretion of the employee. For instance, the employee can decide how much money from his or her paycheck is to go towards various allotments – like, say, how much is to go towards ‘thrift savings’. An employee can also change his or her direct deposit details. An employee can further add beneficiaries for his or her employee benefits. Now federal government employee don’t have to go to various offices, whenever they want to change such details. They can do so conveniently, through the Employee Express website.
What you need to have, in order to use Employee Express
In order to use Employee Express, you need to be a federal government employee, working in one of the federal government agencies whose employees are eligible to use the website. You also need to have an Employee Express login ID and password. If you have your PIV card, then, for the sake of enhanced security, the website encourages you to log in using that PIV card rather than logging in using the login ID and password. In the latter case, where you log in using your PIV card, it follows that you’d need to have a card reader attached to your computer. And, of course, to use Employee Express, you need to be connected to the Internet.
Where you need to go, in order to use Employee Express
To use Employee Express, you need to go to the Employee Express website. The address/URL to the said Employee Express website is given below, in our ‘useful links’ section.
How to go about using Employee Express
Once you are on the Employee Express website, to access your account, you will need to log in. To log in, you simply enter your login ID and your password, and then click on the ‘login’ button. If you have your PIV card, and you have a card reader, then insert the card into the card reader, click on the ‘log on with your PIV smartcard’ button – and then follow the instructions. Once you are logged into your account, you can click through to access the employee information you are interested in, and to change that information if necessary.
The Employee Express website is accessible at: http://www.employeeexpress.gov