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Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
U.S. Department of Agriculture

USDA FAQ's and resources about coronavirus (COVID-19).  LEARN MORE

Your Personal Checklist

New Onboarding Checklist


This onboarding checklist will help you, your Supervisor and your Onboarding Point of Contact to guide you through the process of becoming a successful USDA team member.


Our goal as you transition into the Agency is not only to make you feel welcome, but to ensure that you can engage with your entire team, branch, division and program even during this time of uncertainty with the ongoing COVID19 pandemic.

Onboarding for a new employee is a crucial yet often overlooked stage in the hiring process. Our checklist will help you to:

  • Understand the steps in your onboarding process
  • Define responsibilities for different team members as there are many people who will help you in your transition
  • Provide you with resources and people who can help you along the way

Please stay in close contact with your Supervisor who can answer any questions about being able to safely do your work or how your work is impacted by Stay at Home or Shelter in Place orders.

Link to Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Updates Employees Only

Message from USDA Under Secretary Greg Ibach

Message from MRPBS Deputy Administrator Doug Nash

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