Where do I find information for new employees?
Go to The Hub! The Hub is the City of Boston’s employee website. Just click the Hub icon on your Access Boston portal. There you can check out the handy guide entitled “Being a New Employee With The City of Boston” at https://hub.boston.gov/being-new-employee-city
The Hub features policies, information on health and wellness benefits, career training, and news and events.
What is my email address?
BPS uses Google for email and other collaboration tools. Your new email address is included in the message you received about your account. The format is: email@example.com. In some cases, there may be a number at the end if the email exists already (ex: jsmith45). After you register for your account on the Access Boston portal, you can log into your email at mail.google.com. Use your Access Boston password.
@boston.gov or @pd.boston.gov
The City uses Google for email and other collaboration tools. Your new email address is included in the message you received about your account. The format is firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. After you register for your account on the Access Boston portal, you can log into your email at mail.google.com. Use your Access Boston password. You will need to set up 2-step verification with Google to protect your account. Please note there is a 7 day "grace period" but if you don't set it up you will lose access - so please don't click through and ignore the message.
What is Employee Self-Service (ESS)?
Employee Self-Service allows Boston employees to:
- update your personal information (phone number, address, name)
- view your paycheck
- manage your direct deposit and federal tax withholding
- request time off, and
- view your absence balances.
You get to ESS via the icon on the Access Boston portal. Not all functions will be accessible, depending on your employee classification.
Why is MFA required?
It is far too easy for a password to be lost or stolen. Multi-factor authentication (MFA) helps us keep your data — and all data at the City — safe. MFA strengthens your account with a second factor that relies on something only you have in your possession (usually a phone).
What is Employee Training?
MyLearningPlan.com is used for technology training classes. Log into the Access Boston portal and click on the Employee Training Icon. You’ll be able to see what training is available, and to sign up.