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Human Resources and Organizational Management


Human Resources and Organizational Management

Headquarters Marine Corps

Your Responsibilities: Your First Day (Onboarding Phase 2)

"Entrance on Duty (EOD) refers to the automated utilization and distribution of information required as part of the new employee hiring process. An EOD system automates the initial employment information and is a component of the greater employee hiring process. The hiring process also includes new employee socialization, orientation, and training. A comprehensive EOD solution leverages system interoperability and workflow to include all of the necessary steps between applicant selection and reporting for duty."

- Office of Personnel Management (OPM)


Phase Two of the Onboarding process focuses on reporting for dugy: the day of your transition into your new position. There are a number of specific steps that you will need to take ahead of time to ensure that your transition will be an easy one. Your Entrance on Duty (EOD) day will include signing you in to the building, introducing you to your Onboarding Sponsor, providing you with a formal introduction to the organization, administering the Oath of Office to you, giving you a tour of your office facilities, introducing you to your co-workers, setting you up in your new workspace, and providing you with an opportunity to meet with your new Supervisor.

Reporting for Duty

The night before your first day is the crucial time to prepare items of necessity.

  • Prepare yourself for the unexpected like your alarm not going off, accidentally sleeping in, or your vehicle not starting.
  • Know in advance where you are going and how you will get there.
  • Pick out the clothes that you will wear, Have them cleaned, ironed, and ready to throw on, and have them laid out.

When reporting for duty, you should try to arrive early, as this usually will make the whole day better. Be cheerful and friendly with people that you meet. Be yourself and be comfortable with who you are, as this is the best route to go to make friends at work.

  • You will not be able to report without proof of citizenship; therefore, you must bring a governmnet-issued picture ID, proof of employment eligibility, and proof of military service (consult the list to your right).
  • Call your contact person (usually your onboarding Sponsor) upon arrival at your facility, as you may need to be escorted through security. Your Sponsor will welcome you and lead you to the training room where your orientation will take place.

Please be sure to click on "Phase 2: Your First Day" from the menu to your right to learn about the items in the checklist below.

Click on "Onboarding Checklist: Phase 2" below for an Adobe Acrobat version of the checklist that you can download and save on your computer for your personal use.

Onboarding Checklist - Phase 2

Onboarding Checklist - Phase 2
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a. Learn about the HQMC Dress Code  [Click Here
b. Learn about HQMC Standards and Ethics  [Click Here
c. Learn about HQMC Security Requirements  [Click Here
c1. Obtain a Government-Issued Picture ID   
c2. Obtain Proof of Citizenship   
a. Plan your route; Estimate your time-on-route   
b. Check/prepare your means of transportation   
c. Prepare your clothing   
d. Check your alarm; Set a back-up   
a. Arrive early (in case of unexpected problems)   
b. Be prepared to meet your supervisor and co-workers   
c. Call your contact person (Sponsor) upon arrival   
d. Ask questions (e.g.: location of restrooms? food?)   
e. Be prepared to work   
a. Do you need Reasonable Accommodation? If so, was it provided?  [Click Here
b. Desk is in good order and well-lit   
c. Your desk chair suits your needs   
d. You know where the restrooms are located   
e. You know how and where to get your lunch   
f. You have a working computer   
f1. You are able to log on (login, password, email account)   
f2. You have been instructed how to print, scan, and fax   
g. You have a working telephone   
h. You know your office address and telephone numbers   
i. You know how to get necessary office supplies   
a. What will your daily work schedule be?   
b. Are you eligible for CWS? What is your Regular Day Off (RDO)?  [Click Here
c. Are you eligible for telework? Regular? Ad Hoc?  [Click Here
d. On what current agency projects will you be working?   
a. Preview Phase 3 to help plan your week  [Click Here

Taking the Oath of Office

Documentation Required for EOD
  • A Picture ID (Government-issued)
  • Proof of Employment Eligibility (one of the following)
    • Social Security Card
    • US Passport (current or expired)
    • Certificate of US Citizenship (CIS Form N-550 or N-561)
    • Certificate of Naturalization (CIS Form N-550 or N-570)
    • Certificate of Birth Abroad (FS-545 or DS-1350)
    • Original or certified copy of Birth Certificate
  • Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD-214) [Retired Military Only]