User ID

​Once authorized to use CIRS, the SCO’s Information Security Office will provide you with a user id and password.  These security measures are in place to ensure unauthorized users cannot access the system and will be used each time you log on.  If CIRS access is requested for a person who already has access to SCO personnel or payroll systems, they will use their existing user id and password.

It is the employee's responsibility to protect their user id and password from unauthorized access.  Never loan your password to another person, even if that person is another CIRS user.  Violation of this could result in your CIRS and SCO system access being revoked.  
For additional information, refer to the section titled 'Responsibilities of Password Owners’ in the SCO’s Information Security Manual ​​​

User ID

Your user ID is a 5-character code assigned and maintained by SCO.  It is your unique identifier as long as you are an authorized user of CIRS and/or the SCO system.  

​- Your user id will be revoked if you have not accessed CIRS for 32 calendar days or 5 incorrect passwords are entered in a row.  If your user id is revoked, contact the SCO Information Security Office.

- If your user id is not used for 90 days, you will be contacted to confirm you still require system access.   

- If your user ID is not used for 180 consecutive days, or you have nor used any of the CIRS functions for 180 consecutive days, your access will automatically be deleted without notice.​


The SCO provides a password for your initial log-on to CIRS.  Thereafter, your password is known only to you and should never be written down.  If you forget your password, call the SCO Information Security Office to have it reset. A password will be case sensitive and is valid for 90 calendar days. Seven days before the expiration of your password, a message will alert you each time you log in.

Password Requirements Must Include:
    • ​​Exactly eight characters
    • One number
    • One uppercase letter
    • One lowercase letter

*As of May 1, 2009 Tokens are no longer used to access CIRS.

Last Updated: February 16, 2024