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How to Select a Printer and Print From PPS

Learn how to print from the Payroll Personnel System (PPS).

1. Log onto the mainframe.

  • You must have a user ID and password to log onto the mainframe. If you don't yet have a user ID and password, contact your departmental security administrator. (Find your DSA.)
  • Select PPS from the main menu and press Enter.

2. Go to the Function Code screen.

  • In the example below, UCSA has been entered in the field following the Next Func prompt near the bottom of the screen.
  • Click Enter.

3. Select the print option.

  • You can choose the print option in one of two ways:
    • Select PRNT from the list or
    • Type PRNT in the field following Next Func near the bottom of the screen.
  • Click Enter.

4. Choose your printer.

  • Select the line that shows your printer ID. The printer BFS-MAIL SERVICE has been selected in the example below.
  • Enter the number of copies you want to print. The number must be two digits (such as 01).
  • Click F4 to print the report.

Note: The next time you want to print from PPS, you won't need to select the printer.

Remote Printer setup

You can request a remote printer be setup by sending an e-mail to with the IP address of the printer and its physical location (building, room number). Once a remote printer has been setup, it will be designated a 'U' number (U123, U678, etc.). If you encounter issues with the printer after it has been setup. You can send an email to, along with the printer U number and the issue can be researched.
For more information, check with the systems administrator in your department.