To help ensure a smooth transition and continued access to State of Delaware Employee Self-Service (ESS), employees MUST complete TWO STEPS as soon as possible and no later than June 30, 2022 to be able to access ESS through

Complete Step 1 via the DE-SSO using these instructions:

  • Log in via the URL above or yellow DE-SSO Legacy button below, with Employee ID and password.

  • Choose ESS and then Personal Information tile. On the left-hand menu, click the Email Addresses tab

  • Add a personal email.

    Please Note: The Home Email must be:

    • UNIQUE to the individual (not shared with another State employee);

    • NOT a state-issued e-mail address (example:,,


    • Be sure your Okta email now shows below Home email (it will be the same). The Home/Okta Email address serves as the User Id/Username for creating and accessing the employee’s account to reach Employee Self Service on

    • If you already had Home email and don’t see Okta email, CHANGE your preferred check box (to/from home or business email), Click SAVE. You should then see Okta email. Make sure it is NOT checked “preferred”; CHANGE your preferred check box back to either business or home. Click SAVE again.

Complete Step 2 by visiting Click the green REGISTER NOW button and follow the screen prompts. NOTE: You will need to be able to access your home email inbox to activate your registration. For more information, detailed instructions and how-to videos, access the FAQs.

If You Need to Reset Your Password:

  1. Select the Forgot Password functionality after selecting the gold login button below.

  2. Input your User ID and your Home Zip Code (or Postal Code). Remember, your User ID is your Employee ID number. If you need to validate your Employee ID number and/or your Home Zip Code (or Postal Code), contact your local HR Department.

  3. Input your last name.

  4. Enter Date of Birth: TWO digit birth month, LAST TWO digits of birth year (no slashes). Example: 1064

  5. Enter last FOUR digits of SSN.

  6. Create new Password.

On the sign in page of, click “Need help signing in?” (below the blue Sign In button). Choose either “Forgot password?” or “Unlock account” and follow the prompts.


W-2 Information

2021 W-2s are available for download in Employee Self Service. NOTE: Employee Self Service will ONLY be accessible via a account after 6/30/2022. To view your W-2 Form, from the current page select Employee Self Service Login > Application Links > Employee Self-Service > Payroll and Compensation > View W-2/W-2c Forms > Year End Form link.

  • W-2s for tax year 2021 were mailed by January 31, 2022 to all employees terminated on or before January 14, 2022. Please allow 15 days processing and delivery of mailed W-2s.

  • Employees terminated on or after January 10, 2019 will be able to access their W-2 Forms through Employee Self Service.

  • Please contact your former Human Resources or Payroll Office if you need additional assistance.

If you are an active employee and need to reset your password, please click the Forgot Password link on the Single Sign On Page. For assistance or instructions on how to use Forgot Password, click the Forgot User ID/Password link under the Home section.

State of Delaware Users

Select the button below to access Employee Self-Service. To access Manage My DE-SSO Account, choose the Log Out tile to return to the DE-SSO login page.

Employee Self Service Login

eSTAR Users

Select the button below to access Employee Self Service, then choose the appropriate eSTAR tile. To view paycheck, W-2, and other self-service functions, choose the Employee Self Service tile.

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Featured FAQs

Please select the frequently asked question below to expand and see the answer. View more FAQs.

The following internet browsers are supported by DE-SSO. If your computer does not have one of the following versions, it is recommended you contact your IT Team for assistance or upgrade to the appropriate browser version.

  • Internet Explorer 9.x
  • Internet Explorer 10.x
  • Firefox 26
  • Safari 5.x
  • Chrome 32

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Toll-free Number: 1-866-751-7833
If leaving a message, please include the following information:

  • Full Name
  • Home Zip Code (or Postal Code)
  • Telephone Number
  • State Email Address

Or, send an email and include above information.