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REQUIRED FORMS
Form Number & Title Due Date Special Instructions
OF-306 Declaration for Employment Prior to your EOD

Take your original OF-306 that you faxed in with you on your EOD
Immediately complete and sign "Applicant's Signature" & fax to HR Specialist after receiving tentative job offer. Retain this form for EOD.

On your EOD sign "Appointee's Signature" & send original with both signatures.
I-9 Employee Eligibility Verification Take with you on your EOD Fill out page 1 of form and Sign and Date.

On your EOD the HR Representative will need to verify your proof of identity (acceptable documents are listed on form).

NOTE: You must have Proof of Identity with you on your EOD to be in-processed.
SF-61 Appointment Affidavits Take with you on your EOD Fill out top of form and Sign Section C. Your official Oath of Office will be administered during your EOD.
SF-144 Statement of Prior Federal Service Take with you on your EOD Complete form whether or not you have any Government or Military history.
Insurance Benefit List for New/Newly Eligible Employees Discuss with your HR Specialist List of health-dental-vision-life-long term care insurance, and more.
SF-2817 Life Insurance Election 31 days after your EOD Fill out form and Sign and Date. Complete form even if declining.

You are automatically covered for Basic Life Insurance. You have 60 days to elect Optional Coverage.

NOTE: Effective upon receipt of the Form 2817

FEGLI Handbook
SF-2809 Federal Employees Health Benefits 60 days after your EOD Fill out form and Sign and Date.

NOTE: Will be effective the pay period after your EOD - or - the pay period following receipt of the Form 2809.

The 2015 Guide to Federal Benefits For Federal Civilian Employees
TSP-1 Thrift Savings Plan Election Optional form - No Time Limit Fill out form and Sign and Date.

You are automatically set up to contribute 3% to your TSP Account. You may waive or change the 3% using this form during your EOD. Future changes will need to be made on Employee Personal Page (EPP).

NOTE: Will be effective the pay period after your EOD or the pay period following receipt of the Form TSP-1.

Summary of the Thrift Savings Plan
TSP-3 TSP Designation of Beneficiary Optional form DO NOT send to HR Office: Send directly to the address on the second page of form. Witness signatures required.
SF-1152 Designation of Beneficiary Optional form Be sure your witnesses sign before sending it to your HR Representative.
SF-2823 FEGLI Designation of Beneficiary Optional form You are automatically covered under Basic Life Insurance.

Be sure your witnesses sign before submitting to your HR Representative.
SF-3102 FERS Designation of Beneficiary Optional form You are automatically enrolled in this program. Be sure your witnesses sign before submitting to your HR Representative.

FERS Handbook
CD-314 Statement Relating to Employee Responsibility & Conduct Take with you on your EOD Fill out form and Sign and Date.
Uniform Service Component Take with you on your EOD Complete even if you have no military background.
SF-256 Self Identification of Handicap Take with you on your EOD Fill out form and select code.

Note: Required for statistical use only. Privacy Act Protected.
SF-181 Race & National Origin Identification Take with you on your EOD Fill out form.

Note: Required for statistical use only. Privacy Act Protected.
W-4 Tax Withholding Take with you on your EOD Fill out form and select allowances.

IRS Calculator
State Tax Withholding Form Take with you on your EOD Check with your State of residence & employment.
SF-1199a Direct Deposit Take with you on your EOD Fill out form and make sure bank account information and routing is correct. Voided check NOT necessary.
CD-525 Employee Address Take with you on your EOD All applicants. Your address must be in the state in which you have claimed on your state tax.

OPTIONAL FORMS
Form Number & Title Due Date Special Instructions
RI 20-97 Estimated Earnings During Military Service Optional Military Form Follow instructions carefully.

Vet Guide
SF-3108 Application to Make Service Credit Payment Optional Form for prior Federal Service.

Former Military, this form accompanies the RI 20-97.
Complete the first page of this form.

Make a copy for your records & send the original to your HR Rep, DO NOT a copy to your Branch.
SF-813 Verification of a Military Retiree's Service In Nonwartime Campaign or Expeditions Optional Military Form Complete through #7 of this form.

Send original to the Branch Office in which you are serviced by & one copy to your HR Rep.
OPM 1482 Reemployed Annuitants Take with you on your EOD If applicable, to be completed on your EOD

EMPLOYEES TRANSFERRING FROM ANOTHER AGENCY
Form Number & Title Due Date Special Instructions
TSP Loan Statement Take with you on your EOD If you currently have a TSP Loan, in order for NOAA to transfer it from your previous agency you will need to provide a copy of your current TSP Loan Statement.

Until your TSP Loan has been transferred to NOAA, you will be required to make payments by mail using a payment coupon found at: https://www.tsp.gov/PDF/formspubs/tsp-26.html

Please continue making payments in this manner until you have reviewed your Leave and Earnings statement and verified that the loan payment is now being withdrawn.
Transfer of Leave - Copy of Last Leave and Earning Statement Take with you on your EOD In order for your leave balances to be entered in the first pay period, please provide a copy of your Last Leave and Earning Statement. Otherwise, you will have to wait until the SF-1150 is received from your old agency for your balances to be transferred.

These leave balances entered from your last statement will be tentative until a final SF-1150 has been received from your other agency at which time your balances may be adjusted accordingly.

Give a copy to your local Timekeeper.
BENEFEDS - Dental and Vision Benefits Your responsibility Your Dental And Vision benefit through Benefeds does not transfer.

Please go online to http://www.Benefeds.com or call 877-888-3337 and let them know you have transferred to another agency.
FEHB Health Benefits 31 days prior or up to 60 days after your transfer Upon your transfer, you must meet one of the Qualifying Life Events (Part D) in order to change your Health Benefit plan at this time. Otherwise current selected coverage will be transferred with you.

If you meet one of the eligibilities, please complete form SF-2809 and submit to your HR Rep.

The 2017 Guide to Federal Benefits For Federal Civilian Employees

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Note: Some organizations/positions may requiremandatory training, please refer to your supervisor for additional training requirements.

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