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January 2018 ESS/MSS "Freeze" Schedule

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

  • NY based General Service staff (L1 pay area): From Monday, 15 January at 5pm (NY time) to Friday, 19 January at 9am (NY time);
  • International staff of Peacekeeping Missions and Special Political Missions on UNHQ payroll (IF pay area): From Monday, 15 January at 5pm (NY time) to Monday, 22 January at 9am (NY time);
  • NY based Professional and higher category & other staff (I1, SS, SC and SW pay areas): From Wednesday, 17 January at 5pm (NY time) to Wednesday, 24 January at 9am (NY time).
  • UNOV and UNODC International and General Staff (I5 and L5 pay areas): From Monday, 15 January at 5pm (NY time) to Friday, 19 January 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 Umojapayroll@un.org 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