ESS Registration

Employer Self Service (ESS) on the Employer Website allows employers to access information about their STRS Ohio account and submit information electronically to STRS Ohio. The current applications available in the secure area of the site are:

  • New Hire and Reemployed Retiree Notifications
  • Employer Reports (online payroll reporting data, remittance for purchase service credit, backposting adjustments, annual report member data and completion of service credit and accrued verifications)
  • Benefit Reporting (online completion of deposit and service reports for new retirees and withdrawal certifications)
  • Direct Debit (online payments)

To add or modify your school’s contacts, or to register your school for access, please have your treasurer or main contact email Employer Reporting with the following information. An Employer Reporting associate will contact you within one business day.

  • Add or modify contacts — Include your employer number, the title and contact information for the individuals to be added (or removed) and the applications you want to add or modify.
  • Register for access — Include your employer number, the names and contact information of the individuals needing access and the applications you want to use.