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 Privacy Statement for the Employee Self Service Website

A Minnesota law, the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act, generally requires that data held by government to be open to the public. This web site contains both private data and public data about you. The public data is available to anyone that requests it. The private data is available only to you.

During your visit to the Employee Self-Service web site, information is automatically collected and stored in server log files. This information is used to analyze web traffic, improve our web services and ensure your personal information is safe and secure.

For more detail on our privacy policy, please see the detailed statement that follows.

Information Collected and How It is Used

If you do nothing during your visit to this web site but browse or download information, we automatically collect and store the following information about your visit:

The information we automatically collect or store is used to improve the content of our web services, to help us understand how people are using our web services, and to protect your personal information. We analyze our web site log files to continually improve the value of the materials available on our site and the site navigation. We also use the information to ensure there are no inappropriate attempts to access your user account.

If, during your visit to this web site, you participate in an online survey, any information you volunteer in response to the survey or web form becomes public data.

Access and Correction of Personal Data

You can review any personal data we collect about you. You may recommend changes to your personal data that you believe to be in error by submitting a written request that credibly shows the error. Submit your request for corrections to your agency HR/Payroll department.


Cookies are simple text files stored in your computer's memory by your web browser. They provide a method of distinguishing among visitors to a web site.

During your visit to the self-service web site session cookies are created. These cookies keep track of your login session information so we know who you are and can provide you with your personal information. These session cookies are deleted at the conclusion of your Internet browser session.

Some agency and external organization pages to which this web site links may be employing cookies. Other state agencies and external organizations have developed their own privacy policies and you may look to these to see whether or not cookies are being employed on those web sites.


The State of Minnesota has taken several steps to safeguard the integrity of its telecommunications and computing infrastructure. For site security purposes and to ensure that our service remains available for all users, our computer system employs software programs to identify attempts to gain unauthorized access or to otherwise misuse or cause damage to our system. In the rare case that our system identifies a potential security threat, identifying information about the user or the suspicious activity may be retained for further review or other purposes.


This web site has links to other web sites, including links to web sites operated by other government agencies and external organizations. When you link to another site, you are no longer on this web site and this Privacy Statement will not apply. When you link to another web site, you are subject to the privacy policy of that new site.

Contact Information

To offer comments about this web site, or to comment about the information presented in this Privacy Statement, please send your comments to:

State of Minnesota