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New Employee General In-processing Forms

Forms must be completed prior to in-processing. Please bring completed forms on your first day.

Make sure you read all instructions.

Form Description
Prior Federal Service (SF 144) This form is used to list all of your Federal Government civilian and uniformed service. If you have not had any of these, mark "Yes" on question 4 and fill in question 8. Make sure you sign the document and date.
Ethnicity and Race Identification (SF 181) This form is used to collect statistical information on the composition of the workforce.
Employment Eligibility Verification (I-9) This form is used to document that each new employee hired after November 6, 1986, is authorized to work in the United States. Complete Section 1. Bring two forms of identification the first day of employment for verification. The acceptable documents are listed.
Self Identification of Reportable Handicap (SF 256) This form is used to collect statistical information for Agency reports on hiring, placement, and advancement of handicapped individuals. Complete the required personal information in top boxes. Find the appropriate code which describes the impairment. Enter code in the top right-hand box.
Designation of Beneficiary (SF 1152) This form is used to designate a beneficiary to receive your last paycheck if something should happen to you while still an employee of this agency.
Employee Emergency Form This form is used to address information for emergency situations.
Employee's Withholding Allowance Certificate (Form W-4) This form is used so that your employer can withhold the correct Federal income tax from your pay.
Louisiana's Employee Withholding Allowance Certificate (L-4) This form is used so that your employer can withhold the correct amount of Louisiana income tax from your pay.
Direct Deposit (SF 1199A) This form is required to be completed by all Federal employees for direct deposit of your paycheck. Complete this form with your current banking information to be sure that your pay is routed accurately.

Federal Benefits Forms and Information

Here you will find links to the documents necessary for us to process your benefits as a Federal employee. You have 60 calendar days from the date of your appointment to elect life insurance and health benefits. You may bring these forms completed to new employee orientation or make an election at a later time.

Make sure you read all instructions.

Form Description
New Employee Benefits Information This an overview of Health, Life, Dental, Vision, Flexible Spending, and Long Term Care Insurance in a Question and Answer format.
Summary of the Thrift Savings Plan This is an overview of the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) (the foundation of Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) Retirement System; similar to a 401(k).
FERS Retirement System This is information on the FERS. If you are a rehired Federal employee you may be placed back into the Civil Service Retirement System if eligible. This will be discussed with you at in-processing.
Health Benefits Election Form This is the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program enrollment form. Follow the instructions on the form for completing the required blocks. Fill out form following the instructions.
Life Insurance Election (SF 2817) Every employee is automatically enrolled in basic life insurance. This form is used to elect more life insurance or waive coverage all together.
Designation of Beneficiary, Group Life Insurance (SF 2823) This form is to designate a beneficiary to receive your life insurance benefit if something should happen to you. This document supersedes a last will and testament.
Designation of Beneficiary, FERS (SF 3102) This form is used to designate a beneficiary to receive your retirement benefit if something should happen to you. This document supersedes a last will and testament. NOTE: If you are placed in the Civil Service Retirement System you will be provided with a different form.
TSP Election (TSP-1) This form is used to elect TSP contribution amount. Fill out sections I – IV.
TSP Designation of Beneficiary (TSP-3) This form is to designate a beneficiary to receive your TSP benefit if something should happen to you. This document supersedes a last will and testament. You must mail or fax this form to the address/fax number in the instructions.

Last Updated / Reviewed: August 24, 2017