CUPE 441 members,

You have all already seen the email from Breanne Stroudt about a new feature the employer has developed through the Emploee self service (ESS) system. (copy and pasted below) I just want to encourage you all to make yourself familiar with it. It looks as if everything you may ever need or want as an employee is now located on one user friendly, easy to access page.

It has your collective agreement and LOU’s, benefits forms. OH&S information and how to file a WCB claim, Successful candidate logs, claim forms and much much much more.

One feature I encourage you to check is your demographic information (secured to your Zimbra password) in the top right hand corner. I know many of you have moved and changed phone numbers over the years. Although you may let your site know those changes may not have been sent in to be changed at the board office.

Although as a custodian I don’t have access to it I understand for clerical members there is ( or will be ) a similar one stop tab set up with everything you may need by way of forms and information used for your day to day work.

Please take a look it is very well laid out.


From Breanne

Good afternoon!
This email is to advise you a new software product we have calledDashboard. Dashboard is a read-only web page that is available through the Employee Self Service (ESS) system. It contains personal information such as your demographic and assignment information as well as access to documents and resources.
To access Dashboard:
  1. From the main SD63 website, hover over the Staff tab then click on Employee Self Service (ESS) – this is the same place you go to log your absences and enter timesheets
  2. Log in using the same credentials you use to log into Zimbra
  3. In the menu bar at the top, click on the heading called My Dashboard
You’ll notice that some reports are automatically generated as soon as you enter My Dashboard. The information is pulled in real-time from our database in HR. If you’re a support staff employee, your Dashboard will have links to documents such as collective agreements, health and safety resources, seniority lists, successful candidate log, etc.
Please let me know if you have any questions or feedback regarding the Dashboard, I would be happy to hear from you!
Best regards,

Breanne Stoudt, BBA CHRP
Human Resources Advisor
School District No. 63 (Saanich)
2125 Keating Cross Road
Saanichton, BC V8M 2A5