WELCOME TO THE NEW YORK NATIONAL GUARD TECHNICIAN PROGRAM
These slides are for training and informational purposes only. If you see where updates should be made please contact the New York Human Resources Office.
To ensure that you have a successful on-boarding experience, you are required to print and follow ALL of the items outlined in the New Employee Checklist. This checklist should accompany the employee's SF-52 for New Hire.
New Hire Forms
There are a variety of forms that must be completed as part of the new hire process.
SF 52 - There are Sample SF52's on our site if you need help accomplishing this form
I-9 Form - Submit photocopies of all documents presented
Employee's Withholding Allowance Certificate, W-4 - Income Taxation Form for the United States
Appointment Affidavit, SF-61 (leave blank) - Executed on Employee's First Duty Day
SF-144 - Statement of Prior Federal Service - Documents all creditable time spent in Federal Service Employment (including Military, Part-time, and Seasonal).
SF-1199A - Direct Deposit Sign-Up Form (please bring a voided check or deposit slip when reporting for work) - Documents savings/checking account information for electronic salary deposit. https://www.fiscal.treasury.gov/fsservices/gov/pmt/eft/eft_home.htm
Conditions of Temporary Employment - For Temp Tech's only
For details and information about all of the Federal benefits please visit the New Federal Employee Enrollment (OPM) page. Another great resource for new employees is the Army Benefits Center - Civilian (ABC-C) New Employees Benefits Toolkit
Employees Transferring from Outside of NGB
As a transfer Federal employee, most Federal benefits will transfer with you automatically; for these benefits you do not need to enroll again. Please review your first Leave and Earnings Statement (LES) to confirm that your benefits transferred appropriately. You will also need to send the HRO staff a copy of your final LES upon receipt from your previous agency.
Refer to the Transfer Fact Sheet for detailed information that includes your action-items.
As a Federal employee, you may have the opportunity to participate in a number of employee benefit and family-friendly programs. If your appointment to Federal employment confers eligibility, you may elect to participate in health, dental, and life insurance programs; retirement savings plans; flexible spending accounts; long-term care insurance; and vacation and sick leave. You have some time to turn in your benefit forms; however the sooner you turn them in the sooner they will be effective.
Effective Date of Coverage
Your election will become effective on the first day of the first pay period that begins after your employing office receives your enrollment request and you are in a pay status. This means that the earliest your health insurance can become effective is the beginning of the pay period that begins after the pay period in which you were hired.