There are currently four self-service responsibilities assigned to eligible University employees. Self-Service responsibilities do not require the Java applet in PRISM.

PHR Employee Self-Service

This responsibility is automatically assigned to all eligible employees to perform several self-service HR and Payroll functions as listed below.

Eligible employees can view their elected benefits, dependents and primary care providers.  New employees can enroll in and update benefits during the eligible enrollment periods.  For more information, please visit the Human Resources Benefits web site at http://www.hr.pitt.edu/benefits.

Employees have access to the previous three years of pay statements.  The current pay statement will be available online on the scheduled pay date.  For more information on your pay statement, please visit the Payroll web site at payroll.pitt.edu.

Employees can view and update their direct doposit information.  The University of Pittsburgh offers the direct deposit of earnings into one financial account. This account can be either a savings or checking account at a bank, credit union or other financial institution, provided the institution participates in the NACHA network of electronic banking. Although most banks, credit unions or lenders participate in NACHA, some do not. Make sure your financial institution participates in NACHA before requesting the direct deposit of your earnings there.

Employees can view and update their W-4 information. The Form W-4 is used to determine your federal income tax withholding based on the marital status and the number of exemptions you claim.  For additional information, please refer to IRS Publication 505.

The IRS provides a Federal Tax Withholding Calculator that may be helpful in completing this form.

The address listed in the University of Pittsburgh payroll system should be your permanent residence.  PO Boxes and dormitory addresses are not acceptable.  The address you provide will be used to calculate applicable state and local tax withholdings.  To determine your locality and tax withhold rate, refer to the PA Municipal Stats website.

Employees can voluntarily disclose if they have or have ever had a disability.  The talents, experiences and perspectives of the University's faculty and staff members with disabilities add immeasurably to our campus.  The University is committed to fostering an environment where individuals with disabilities can thrive professionally and takes affirmative action to employ and advance in employment qualified individuals with disabilities.  To reach these goals, we ask that you disclose your status.  For more information, please visit the Diversity & Inclusion website.

Employees can voluntarily disclose their veteran status.  The University of Pittsburgh aspires to make diversity and inclusion among its defining characteristics.  Consistent with our values, our strategic plan, and most importantly, to better serve our community, we need to know who we are!  If you are a current faculty or staff member, please take a moment to complete your veteran status.  Disclosing this information is voluntary and will not be used against you in any way.

For more information, please visit the Diversity & Inclusion website.

PRISM TRKS Time

The responsibility is automatically assigned to all employees that are required to enter time cards.

PRISM TRKS application Info

PRISM TRKS Supervisor

The responsibility is automatically assigned to all supervisors that are required to approve employee time cards.

PRISM TRKS application Info

PRISM TRKS Assigned Approver

The responsibility is automatically assigned users that have been designated by a time card supervisor to approve time cards on their behalf.

PRISM TRKS application Info