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Onboarding Toolkit

Welcome! We are glad that you have chosen to pursue your career with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

We are the nation’s emergency management agency, and our mission is to help people before, during and after disasters.

In addition to having a great mission, FEMA offers a diverse working environment that provides many opportunities for you to grow professionally and personally.

Human Resources Forms

A variety of forms are required as part of the new hire process within your first two days with FEMA. Here's what you can expect.

  • Your HR Specialist will contact you with details on how to access the Federal Human Resources (FHR) site and fill out these forms prior to your first day with FEMA.
  • An HR Processing Specialist will verify your identification documents for Employment Verification (Form I-9) and process your Standard Form 1199A (Direct Deposit Sign-Up Form).
  • Benefits forms will be filled out after you begin working with FEMA.  Please do not complete any benefits forms prior to your arrival.  For details and information about all of the federal benefits please visit the New Federal Employee Enrollment webpage.

Onboarding Documents

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Onboarding instructions for new hires reporting at the Washington, D.C. headquarters office.

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Onboarding instructions for new hires reporting at the Winchester, V.A., office.

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Brochure about the electronic version of the government's Official Personnel Folder of your federal service.