Before starting your paperwork you may find it worthwhile
to view the New Employee Orientation Video (Video Time 10:52)
Eligibility for employee benefits depends upon your type of appointment and your tour of duty. Generally, you must be hired under a non-temporary appointment, and have a regular tour of duty, in order to be eligible for benefits.
If you are eligible for employee benefits, please review this information carefully and be aware of the enrollment deadlines:
Overview of New Employee Benefits. This is an optional PowerPoint slide show; however, if you have transferred to the USDA from another Federal agency outside of USDA, please see the slides that provide benefits instructions specifically for transferred employees.