Data Security FAQs

Any emails related to HR Self-Service will always come from an “” email address and will always direct you to the following URL: (expands to:

We will never ask you to disclose any sensitive personal information such as your password or any other account information. Further advice on how to avoid email/phishing scams is provided by the Information Security team.

To protect your online privacy, always fully sign out once you have finished using HR Self-Service. To do so, click on the arrow next to your name in the top right corner of your screen, and click 'log out'. The next screen will remind you that you are still logged in to the University of Oxford Single Sign-On system. This means there is a small risk that another person on that computer could access your account without first logging in. For complete security you should always close down your web browser (that includes quitting all running copies of your web browser) once you have finished working.

Visit the Information Security website for further guidance on staying safe online.

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HR Self-Service is available on the University's network and VPN only.

Are you working from home? This is how to set up a VPN connection from home.



(VPN / University network only)
System update period: 20:00 on Wednesdays – 02:00 on Thursdays.
HR Self-Service may be unavailable for up to an hour during this time. 
Other system downtime.

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