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Forms to Complete Before You Report

Statement Of Prior Federal Service (SF-144)

Purpose: This form is used to ensure that your prior service is verified. Your length of service will affect leave and retirement benefits.
Instructions: Read and complete the form. Print one copy and sign the form.
Who Submits: All new employees.

 

Employee Address (AD-349)

Purpose: This form is used to designate your official mailing/residence address so that you can receive your biweekly Statement of Earnings and Leave and other important mailings.
Instructions: Read and complete ONLY 1 through 7. Print one copy, sign, and date the form at 13 and 14.
Who Submits: All new employees.
 

Employee's Withholding Allowance Certificate (W-4 Form)

Purpose: This form is required by the IRS and is used to determine the correct amount of federal income tax to be withheld from your biweekly earnings based on the number of exemptions that you claim.
Instructions: Step 1: Use the Personal Allowances Worksheet to help you determine the number of withholding allowances that you are entitled to claim. Step 2: Fill out the W4 Form and print one copy. Step 3: Sign and date.
Who Submits: Mandatory for all new employees. State tax information is provided at Orientation.

 

Direct Deposit Sign-Up Form (SF-1199A)

Purpose: This form is used to identify the financial institution where your biweekly earnings will be forwarded through electronic funds transfer.

If you wish to have automatic payroll deductions for any other voluntary purpose, such as savings accounts, car payments, etc., ask about it at Orientation.
Instructions: Read and complete the form, print two copies, and sign each copy. Please have the routing number for your financial institution available. To obtain the routing number, contact your financial institution.
Who Submits: Mandatory for all employees.

 

Self Identification Of Reportable Disability (SF-256)

Purpose: This form is used to collect statistical information for agency reports on hiring, placement, and advancement of handicapped individuals.
Instructions: Complete the requested personal information at the top of the Form and indicate the appropriate code. Print one copy and sign the form.
Who Submits: All new employees.
 

Declaration Of Federal Employment (OF-306)

Purpose: This form is used to determine your acceptability for Federal employment.
Instructions: Read and complete the form. Print one copy and sign the form. NOTE: A false statement on any part of this form may be grounds for not hiring you or for firing you after you begin work. You may also be punished by a fine or imprisonment.
Who Submits: All new employees.
 

Race And National Origin Identification (SF-181)

Purpose:This form is used to collect statistical information on the composition of the CBP workforce. Completion of this form is optional. However, if you do not complete this form, CBP will attempt to identify your race and national origin by visual perception.
Instructions: Read and complete the form. Print one copy.
Who Submits: All new employees.