New Employee Guide – Part 1 – The Basics

5 Part Series for New Employees

Your new to government and you are wondering…wow…what do I do now..

Any new job is a transition (especially a first job out of college) and government is no different.

As such, here is the Mr. GovLoop 5 part guide to getting going….

Part 1 – The Basics

There are a number of items you need to do real quickly when you start that are “the basics”

1 – Retirement – Figure out what the retirement plan and enroll right away. If you don’t, you will forgot. Put in as much as
you get matched. This differs at
fed, state, local but in federal government put at least 5%

2 – Insurance – Enroll right away. Ask 3 people at your new office that have similar backgrounds to you (kids/no kids, etc) what they use.yes””> Do a little research. yes””> And pick. Don’t
need to spend 3 days on this but want to enroll.

3 – Supplies – Make sure you get hooked up right away. Desktop, laptop, blackberry, pens, note pads, etc. Find out and request right away. Lots of times this is
easier to do when you start than 3 months from now

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