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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.

Eligibility Charts

If you are eligible for employee benefits, please review this information carefully and be aware of the enrollment deadlines:

Employee Benefits

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.

Overview of New Employee Benefits


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