Information for New Employees
Welcome to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). As a new employee of BLS working in Washington, DC, you recently received a letter that provided you with an Entry on Duty date, including the time and place where you will report. In order to make your first day at BLS a productive one, we are providing, via the web link above, the forms that you will need to complete and bring to orientation.
Some of the forms can be filled out on-line and printed, or they may be printed and completed manually. All of the forms on this site are in Adobe Acrobat format. Be aware that data entered on the electronic forms will not be saved and your input will be deleted when you exit the form. Please review each form for accuracy and print it before continuing on to the next form. As you work through the pre-appointment package, use the checklist of payroll documents as your guide. We also recommend that you keep copies of the completed forms for your records.
Please follow the instructions in this package carefully to ensure successful completion of the forms. If you are unsure about a form or question on a form, leave it blank and bring it to the orientation where a Human Resource Specialist (HRS) can answer your question. Do not sign or date the forms – this will be done at orientation.
As a federal employee, you are entitled to certain benefits, including retirement, health and life insurance and the Thrift Savings program. Links to the official web sites that explain these programs are included in the list of forms. However, if you have questions about the programs we encourage you to call the providers directly or you may save your questions until the orientation where a HRS will either be able to answer your questions or direct you to the appropriate source.
If You Will be Working in Washington, DC
|Form Number||Form Description|
|I-9||Employment Eligibility Verification|
|SF-144||Statement of Prior Federal Service|
|W-4||Federal Withholding Form|
|* State Tax Withholding Forms|
|FMS-2231||* Fast Start Direct Deposit|
|SF-1152||Designation of Beneficiary – Unpaid Compensation of Deceased Federal Employee|
|SF-2809||Employee Health Benefits Form|
|FEHB PC Waiver||* Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHB) Premium Conversion Waiver/Election Form|
|RI 70-1||Guide to Federal Employees Group Life Insurance Program|
|SF-2817||Life Insurance Election – Automatic Basic Coverage unless waived|
|RI-76-21||Guide to Federal Employees Group Life Insurance Program|
|Long Term Care Insurance|
|SF-3102||Designation of Beneficiary – Federal Employees Retirement System|
|SF-2823||Designation of Beneficiary – Federal Employees Group Life Insurance Program|
|TSP-1||* Thrift Savings Program Election Form
TSP Plan Summary
|TSP-3||* TSP-Designation of Beneficiary|
|SF-3102||FERS Election Form
FERS Transfer Handbook
|Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP)|
|* These forms can not be auto-filled. You must print them out and fill-out manually.|
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Last Modified Date: July 19, 2008