PAYROLL INQUIRY--ONLINE PAYSTUBS and W2’s: January, 2015

 Here’s how to login, either for the first time, or if your password has had to be reset (which can be necessary with this particular database).

WHERE DO I GO?  Safari, NOT Firefox, NOT Chrome
Using Safari, go to the AAPS home page http://www.a2schools.org/aaps/homeClick on Staff. Then, under Payroll/Finance links, click on "Payroll Inquiry" or “W2 inquiry” to view payroll or W-2 information.  Note that you can get to W-2 information from the Payroll site and the login is the same for both. Or just go to https://payroll.aaps.k12.mi.us
If you get a message that “Safari can’t verify the identity of the website, “payroll.aaps.k12.mi.us”, click Continue. Then make sure the URL starts with https—that “s” identifies the site as “Secure”.

WHAT IF THE PAGE DOESN'T SEEM TO LOAD--I don't see a login screen?  
FIRST: Make sure you’re using SAFARI. Then, check to see if popups are blocked:
Go to the top Menu Bar and click on the word Safari. For older Operating Systems, in the drop down menu, there should be NO check next to “Block pop-up windows”. If there is a check, go down to that option to highlight it, and then release. That removes the checkmark and allows popups.
For newer OS computers, click on the word Safari and go down to Preferences. Click on the Security icon. There should be no check in front of “Block pop-up windows”.

WHAT'S MY USER ID AND PASSWORD?
First time login or after a reset:  ID is the first five letters of your last name, first initial, birth month (2 digits so 01, 02, etc.), birth year (2 digits).  ie., cothmh0652
For the first time login in, or after a reset, put all this info in BOTH boxes--the User ID box AND the Password box. If your last name is less than 5 letters, then use your whole last name and first initial.
If you’ve already changed your password, put that ID in the User ID box and your own password in the password box.

DO I HAVE TO CHANGE MY PASSWORD?
WHAT ARE THE PASSWORD REQUIREMENTS/SPECIFICATIONS?
You MUST change your password the first time you log in or after an account reset. If you just fill in the User ID and Password lines and click Continue, you will be told the password has expired. 

To change the password, fill in both the New Pass box and the Confirm box with the same password using a password that meets the requirements.

Requirements: Passwords must be between 6 and 8 characters. They cannot be all numbers. They can't start with a number (but they can contain numbers).
[Reported that it wouldn’t accept all letters, either.]

Since you can't just go to your computer tech for a password reset, choose a password you can remember, especially over breaks and summers. 

Once you've filled in all 4 boxes (User ID, Password, New Pass, and Confirm), click Continue.

WHAT IF MY LOGIN OR PASSWORD DOESN'T WORK?
If you’re new to the District and have never logged in before, you may not have had an account created for you. eMail Finance @ finpayroll@aaps.k12.mi.usconfirm you have an account. Their number is 994-2256 but emails are preferred.

If you just can’t log in, note that this database can be problematic--the password you have been using successfully may stop working. Make a ticket and HelpDesk can reset it back to the original and you can use the information above to log in and change your password.

WHAT IF I HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT THE INFORMATION IN THE DATABASE ABOUT MY PAYCHECK OR W-2?
eMail Finance @ finpayroll@aaps.k12.mi.us
Their number is 994-2256 but emails are preferred.  ITD can only assist in accessing the database itself, not with content issues.


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