For maximum system performance, we encourage you to access the system using Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge web browser.
You will log into the Onboarding system through login.gov with your USAJOBS username and password.
Initial login to the USA Staffing Onboarding system should occur via the unique login link included in your tentative offer letter.
The USA Staffing Onboarding for New Hires will ask you a series of questions and your responses will be used to complete the forms.
For help accepting your tentative offer and completing the New Hire Questionnaire and OF-306, see New Hire Guide for completing New Hire Questionnaire and OF-306.
For help using the USA Staffing Onboarding system, see the New Hire Help Center.
You may need to login into the system multiple times throughout the onboarding process so make sure you keep your login information handy!
Forms are assigned based upon your appointment type (e.g. permanent, temporary, etc.). Read the instructions carefully to determine which forms (if assigned) are submitted electronically and which form to bring to orientation.
DURING COVID: NIST will be conducting virtual orientation. You will be sent a separate e-mail that includes the date and time of your virtual orientation appointment and instructions regarding how to attend the virtual session.
When NIST returns to normal operations, you will be invited to the full, in-person onboarding program to learn more about the NIST mission, culture and values.
PRIOR to Orientation – submit the following forms prior to the orientation date
SUBMIT at Orientation – submit the following forms at orientation
At orientation you will receive a benefits presentation. The presentation will provide information to help you complete the forms listed below which is why they are due AFTER orientation. Refer to the due dates listed in the Onboarding system for each of the forms.
NOTE: Beneficiary forms may have been assigned to you via the Onboarding system. You may complete the forms electronically; however, the system will prompt you to print the forms so that you may submit them in hard copy to the NIST Benefits office. Beneficiary forms can only be accepted via hard copy.
There is no need to complete beneficiary forms if you are satisfied with the order of precedence listed below:
If you are transferring from another agency and you have previously made beneficiary designations, those designations are still valid except the designation for Unpaid Compensation, SF-1152. You may complete the forms electronically; however, these forms must be printed, signed and uploaded as scanned hard copies into the Onboarding site, OR mailed to the NIST Benefits office. Beneficiary forms can only be accepted via hard copy.
CHANGING A FORM
If you need to change a form, you must return the questionnaire section of the USA Staffing Onboarding site, make the change, and then re-sign/resubmit any forms modified due to the updated information.
Contact the HR Representative who extended you the job offer.