Prepare for your first day at the Census Bureau. This new employee pre-appointment package contains important personnel forms which should be completed prior to your first day of employment at the Census Bureau.
Several of the forms can be filled out on-line, or they may be printed and completed manually. 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 to the next form. As you work through the pre-appointment package, use this list of payroll documents as your guide.
We also recommend that you keep copies of these documents for your records.
If you have been instructed to complete additional forms, such as, a travel agreement or a seasonal employment agreement, you can find them under Special Forms and Information. In this section is also additional information if you now receive or have applied for unemployment benefits.
Please follow the instructions in this package carefully to insure successful completion of these forms. Once you are satisfied that all forms are completed correctly, sign and date the forms (if instructed to do so) and bring them to orientation.
Should you have any questions, they will be answered during your orientation session.
If you are completing these forms after orientation, please call the Talent Development & Management Programs Branch on 301-763-2348 for assistance.
To supplement this package, we have included an Employee Benefits section, so you may become familiar with the Federal Programs prior to orientations.
Complete, sign and date Section 1 only.
Section 2 and 3 will be completed during your orientation session.
At orientation, you will be asked to show proof of eligibility for employment. You will find a list of acceptable documents on the third page of the I-9 form.
You must bring to orientation:
One document from List A
One document from List B and one document for List C.
Completion of this form is necessary for the timely payment of your biweekly salary.
A - Enter your name, address, and telephone number.
B - Skip
C - Enter
D - Check next to your account type.
E - Enter your account number. Do not leave blank spaces between the numbers. You may use dashes if they are part of your account number.
F - Self-explanatory
G - Skip
Joint Account Holders' Certification: If there are two names on the account, both account holders must sign here.
Government Agency Name: Census Bureau
Government Agency Address: Washington, DC 20233
This must be completed, signed, and dated by your financial institution and given back to you.
PLEASE BRING THE COMPLETED FROM TO ORIENTATION ALONG WITH A "VOIDED CHECK" OR FINANCIAL INSTITUTION CERTIFICATION IN SECTION 3 OF THE DIRECT DEPOSIT FORM. FAILURE TO BRING A "VOIDED CHECK" OR FINANCIAL INSTITUTION CERTIFICATION COULD RESULT IN A DELAY IN THE PROCESSING OF YOUR DIRECT DEPOSIT FORM.
If you are a Virginia resident:
If you are a Maryland resident:
Note: Residents of the District of Columbia, Pennsylvania, Virginia or West Virginia should complete the Certification of Non-residence (#4) on Form MW-507 to waive Maryland state taxes. Instructions for claiming non-residence are found on page 2 under "line 4".
For residents of the District of Columbia:
The purpose of the Statement of Prior Federal Service form is to give you credit for any previous Federal service that is not listed on your original resume. This information is used to give you proper credit for leave benefits, retirement and retention status in case of a reduction-in-force (RIF). You are requested to complete this form even if you have no prior Federal service as it is filed in your personal electronic official personnel folder (eOPF).
Your furnishing this information is voluntary. Your failure to do so will have no effect on you or your Federal employment. If you fail to provide the information, however, the employing agency will attempt to identify your race and national origin by visual perception.
Self-Identification of handicap status is voluntary, however, your cooperation in providing this information is very important.
Travel and Transportation Information
We would like to assist you relocating to the DC metro area with reimbursement for cost of travel, transportation, and temporary storage of household goods.
Relocation Travel Guidelines for New Appointees
Relocation travel guidelines for new appointees to their first official duty station in the Federal Government.