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EPA Careers: Information for New EPA Employees

Congratulations on being selected to join the EPA team!  Whether you are entering the federal government for the first time, returning after a break in service, or transferring from another federal agency, this employee orientation will help you by providing essential information you will need to begin working at the EPA.

What You Need to Do Before You Start

Complete the forms to set up your personnel record, establish benefits and generate payroll information online. 

  • Check your offer letter for your appointment type.
  • Find the set of forms that applies to you. Each set of forms links to electronic versions of all the forms you will need to complete.
  • Fill out the forms, print them, and bring them with you when you report to work. We recommend that you copy all of your completed forms to keep for your own personal files.

It's critical that you verify your identity/citizenship. Complete Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, which is included in each set of forms above.  Failure to provide proof of citizenship during the pre-employment clearance process will result in a delay in your appointment. 

Section 2 of Form I-9 has to be completed by EPA personnel on your first day.  To complete Section 2, we will need you to bring either:

  • one document from Form I-9, List A, or
  • one document from From I-9, List B AND one document from From I-9, List C.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service links:

Page 5 of Form I-9 also includes an explanation of List A, B and C documents. 

On Your First Day

When and where do I go? You should report to the visitors lobby at your location no later than 8:30 a.m. Your offer letter may include additional instructions. You will be greeted by a Human Resources Representative and escorted to orientation for new employees. At orientation, we'll provide you an introduction to EPA and information about employee benefits.

What should I bring? You should bring:

We extend a warm welcome and wish you a satisfying and rewarding career with EPA!