March 2018 ESS/MSS "Freeze" Schedule

As part of the March payroll processing, specific Umoja Employee Self-Service functionalities will be unavailable during the dates listed below.

Additional information is available on iSeek.          

For the month of March 2018, the following ESS/MSS freeze schedule will be in effect:

  • NY based General Service staff (L1 pay area): From Monday, 12 March at 5pm (NY time) to Friday, 16 March at 9am (NY time).
  • International staff of Peacekeeping Missions and Special Political Missions on UNHQ payroll (IF pay area)From Wednesday, 14 March at 5pm (NY time) to Wednesday, 21 March at 9am (NY time).
  • NY based Professional and higher category & other staff (I1, SS, SC and SW pay areas)From Friday, 16 March at 5pm (NY time) to Friday, 23 March at 9am (NY time).
  • UNOV and UNODC International and General Staff (I5 and L5 pay areas): From Monday, 12 March at 5pm (NY time) to Friday, 16 March at 9am (NY time).

Please refer to the table below for availability of ESS/MSS functionalities during the freeze:

* Yes, but only for leave starting after the current payroll month.

Please feel free to contact us at with any inquiries regarding staff members in payroll areas L1, IF, I1, SS, SC and SW.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Payroll & Disbursements Section
United Nations
New York