May 2018 ESS/MSS payroll lock schedule

As part of the May 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 May 2018, the following ESS/MSS freeze schedule will be in effect:

  • NY based General Service staff (L1 pay area): From Friday, 11 May at 5pm (NY time) to Thursday, 17 May at 9am (NY time);
  • International staff of Peacekeeping Missions and Special Political Missions on UNHQ payroll (IF pay area): From Monday, 14 May at 5pm (NY time) to Monday, 21 May at 9am (NY time);
  • NY based Professional and higher category & other staff (I1, SS, SC and SW pay areas): From Wednesday, 16 May at 5pm (NY time) to Wednesday, 23 May at 9am (NY time);
  • UNOV and UNODC International and General Staff (I5 and L5 pay areas): From Friday, 11 May at 5pm (NY time) to Thursday, 17 May 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