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November 10, 2017: Work-Able Internship Video

Work-Able is a 12-month, paid internship with the BC Public Service for recent post-secondary graduates who self-identify as having a disability. Watch the recently posted Work-Able video for an intern's perspective.

November 10, 2017: A Welcome From Don Wright, Head of the BC Public Service

Don Wright, Deputy Minister to the Premier, Cabinet Secretary and Head of the Public Service, welcomes new employees. Watch his welcome video for new BC Public Service employees.

September 22, 2017: PeopleSoft Upgrade and Planned Outage from October 5 to October 10

Starting soon, it’s going to be even easier to navigate your way around Employee and Manager Self-Service.

PeopleSoft is the human resources software suite that incorporates payroll, time and leave, benefits and HR functions, including Employee and Manager Self Service. The new PeopleSoft Human Capital Management (HCM) 9.2 system will be available October 10.

The most significant change you can expect to see from the upgrade is new fluid navigation that introduces tiles, as well as new landing pages that deliver a different visual and more intuitive experience. Take a look at the before and after visuals below, and get familiar with the new look.

Previous Peoplesoft menu Ess home page after upgrade
Before After

Planned outage

The PeopleSoft system – which includes payroll, HR, benefits and time and leave – will be unavailable from Thursday, October 5 at 6 p.m. until Tuesday October 10 at 6 a.m. to prepare for the upgrade. Related support services may also be interrupted during this time.

Review your October 6th pay in Employee Self Service between Tuesday, October 3 and Thursday, October 5. If you miss this window to view your pay online you can check with your bank for deposit information or wait until October 10 when Employee Self Service (ESS) is available once again.

What you need to do

After the upgrade on October 10, you will need to clear your cache before launching Employee Self Service or the Manager Dashboard. Not sure how to clear your cache? Read the Windows 7/Windows 10 or Windows Vista instructions (depending on what version you’re on) to find out!

To access Employee Self Service or Manager Self Service go to https://timepay.gov.bc.ca/ and save this link in your favourites. Any other links that bypass this login page will no longer work.

More information

Learn more about the project and updates that you will see and view the 9.2 Upgrade change documents on MyHR.


September 11, 2017: Quittin' Time Posters

Check out the new Quittin' Time posters (PDF, 1.2 MB) and learn more about reasons to quit smoking and how to find supporting resources.