Browser Compatibility

Below are the contraints for the various browsers that are supported for the EBS Portal and HR/Payroll tiles.


Enterprise Mode

Relevant for: Internet Explorer

Enterprise Mode forces the user's browser to work in Internet Explorer 8 mode, and therefore is not supported. Employees can recognize when they have Enterprise Mode by looking for the following icon.

 Example of Enterprise Mode icon in URL bar

[ Network Administrators : Please see the directions from Microsoft TechNet to reverse this setting or add the EBS Portal to the exceptions list.]

Private Browsing

Relevant for: Internet Explorer, Edge, Chrome, Firefox ESR, Safari 

Private browsing, inCognito, and inPrivate browsing are not supported for HR/Payroll tiles in the EBS Portal.

[ Network Administrators : To remove private browsing from Internet Explorer group policy: User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Internet Explorer > InPrivate > Turn off InPrivate Browsing]

Adobe Interactive Forms

Relevant for: Edge, Chrome, Firefox ESR, Safari

Several browsers do not support Adobe Reader as an add-in and therefore cannot be used with Adobe Interactive forms, such as the Retire from MSU form. Use Internet Explorer instead.
Link Name Tab Granted by Security Role(s)
Application to Retire My Benefits various Employee Self-Service
Work Schedule Change Request Supervisor Tools Manager Self-Service
Work Schedule Change Request Actions

Unit Administrator (any)
Unit Time Administrator

Support Staff Change of Status Actions (HR Forms & Cost Redistributions) Unit Administrator (Support Staff)
Support Staff Leave of Absence or Return Actions (HR Forms & Cost Redistributions) Unit Administrator (Support Staff)
Faculty/ Academic Staff Leave of Absence and Return Form Actions (HR Forms & Cost Redistributions) Unit Administrator (FAS)
Support Staff Reclassify Position Form Actions (HR Forms & Cost Redistributions) Unit Administrator (Support Staff)
Graduate Assistant Change of Status Form Actions (HR Forms & Cost Redistributions) Unit Administrator (GRAS)

Accessibility

Relevant for: Edge, Chrome, Safari

Not all browsers have been tested with screen reader software.  Firefox ESR using the NVDA screen reader and  Internet Explorer using the JAWS screen reader are recommended.

More details about accessibility