Pre-Employment Orientation Information

(for new hires with offer letters)

The objective of the Civil Rights Division's Human Resources Office is to make your New Employee Orientation (NEO) pleasant and for you to reach your worksite as soon as possible. We do this by making several of the forms that you will need to complete available to you prior to your first day. Once the Department of Justice approves you to commence employment, your servicing Human Resources Assistant or Specialist, will inform you when and where to report for NEO. At that time, you will receive additional paperwork and take your oath of office.

Below is a list of electronic forms, some of which you may complete on-line. If you have a read-only version of Adobe Acrobat, the information entered on these forms will not be saved or be retrievable later, but will be deleted once you exit the form. Please review each form for accuracy. When you have completed the forms to your satisfaction, print and bring them to the NEO unsigned and undated. Handwritten forms must be legible. You do not have to provide the HRO with a copy of the printed instructions. You may want to retain a copy of the forms for your records.

Below the forms are links to additional information that will be helpful to you as a new employee, including information on Federal benefits available to Department of Justice employees. During your NEO, you will receive the benefits enrollment forms.

Employees of the Human Resources Office will be available to answer questions about the forms. In the meantime, if you have any other questions, please contact the Human Resources contact noted in your letter of employment.



Employee's Withholding Allowance Certificate. To be used to document exemptions for Federal taxes.
Employee's Withholding Allowance Certificate. To be used by District of Columbia residents to document exemptions for DC taxes.
MW 507
Employee's Maryland Withholding Exemption Certificate. To be used by Maryland residents to document exemptions for MD taxes.
Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Taxation Personal Exemption Worksheet. To be used by Virginia residents to document exemptions for VA taxes.
Certificate of Non-Residence in the District of Columbia. Non-DC residents must complete this form in addition to their own state tax form.
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Employee Address. This form documents your official mailing address for payroll purposes. Complete Section 1 and Items 13 and 14 only. NOTE: The address you list must correspond with the address on your state income tax exemption form.
On your first day of work, you will be required to provide sufficient proof of citizenship. You must bring one document from List A OR one document from List B and one document from List C.
Information About Federal Benefits and Pay Dates
The link will take you to the Office of Personnel Management's website where you may obtain information about benefits available to Federal employees. A Human Resources Specialist with knowledge of Federal employee benefits will provide further information during your NEO.
Depending on when you commence employment, this document provides you with information about when you can expect to be paid.


Updated March 1, 2019

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