Employee Self Service (ESS)

All Moray Council employees have 24/7 access to a fully secure and user-friendly Employee Self Service portal (ESS).

All new employees MUST now enter their own Bank Account Details directly to ESS to enable them to get paid by BACs on their pay day.

You can also:

  • View and update all your Personal information and view your Employment information
  • View and download your current and historical Payslips and P60’s
  • View your record of Sickness Absences

Getting started:

Your Username and password will have been emailed out to you already from

Username: will normally be your firstname.surname but check your email to make sure

Password: for your first login it will be set as your National Insurance number in the following format:

First 2 letters in upper case, 6 numbers, last letter in lower case

Click on the Login button

You will be prompted to set a new password which must consist of Upper case letters, Lower case letters and numbers and be at least 8 characters long.

We recommend that you set up your memorable information as soon as you get logged into ESS. This will allow you to reset your own password if you forget what it is. Instructions on how to do this are in the “User Guide for Employee Self Service” button below.

iTrent Employee Self Service is currently unavailable due to a technical issue.  We are working on a resolution and will update the interchange when it is available again.

Click on this Launch ESS button. PLEASE NOTE: ESS only supports Chrome, Firefox and Edge browsers.

User Guide for Employee Self Service

Accessing payslips from Apple devices

Contact us

If you are having problems accessing ESS or have a query with what you are being paid please either call 01343 563100 or email

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