SAM (System for Accountability and Management)

The following information is for GNWT Department and NWT Housing Corporation employees.

The System for Accountability & Management (SAM) is the financial system for the Government of the Northwest Territories and a part of the broader Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system built on Oracle’s PeopleSoft platform.

​SAM 9.2 - Upgraded on January 29th, 2018

SAM and HRIS were upgraded on January 29th, 2018.  There is now one username and password for both SAM and HRIS and it is the HRIS username and password that was active as of January 28th, 2018. If you need assistance with your password, visit

Also, employees are automatically given basic SAM access now when they are set up in the HRIS system.  A security form is no longer required to be sent to the SAM Help Desk to have users set up with Travel and Expenses or Visa access.

How To Get Help With SAM

If you have questions specific to SAM (password resets, incorrect access, SAM error messages, etc.) please contact the SAM Help Desk at:

Phone (internal): (867) 767-9172, extension 15453
Phone (external): (867) 767-9129

Toll-Free: 1-866-525-0536

SAM HelpDesk hours of operation are from Monday to Friday, from 8:30am to 12:00pm and from 1:00pm to 5:00pm MST.

Or, visit the SAM Portal here.

SAM user manuals, information, forms, and documents

PLEASE NOTE: When logging into SharePoint, some employees may be prompted with a login box. Please use CORP\ before your username and then enter your network email login and password.