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Human Resources and Organizational Management

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Your Responsibilities: Your First Week (Onboarding Phase 3)

"[The first week] there were a lot of meetings and a lot of downtime, but my agency provided a checklist of things I should review on the Internet during my downtime, including information about the agency, background on senior leaders and other helpful background information. It was a good way to fill in time gaps in the first week."

- Focus Group Participant

Phase Three of the Onboarding process encompasses your first work week, beginning the day after your Entrance on Duty (EOD). This week, you will be implementing your regular work schedule and establishing your preliminary routines. This is your opportunity to determine what works well for you, and what askpects of your work routine need adjustments. You'll be working closely with your Supervisor during this time to establish and finalize your role within the office team.

Satisfying Basic Requirements

Your first week will be spent satisfying your basic requirements: procuring your Common Access Card (CAC) and building badge (if necessary), completing the required Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and security training, developing your Performance Plan, and becoming acquainted with your office and its projects.

Setting Up Your Secure Accounts

You need to get your Common Access Card (CAC) as soon as possible after your EOD. You will not be able to obtain your CAC until after your EOD personnel action has been processed. Your CAC will not only admit you authorized secure areas, it also opens the door for you to a variety of online tools that you will need.

The first online program that you will need to access is the Standard Labor Data Collection and Distribution Application (SLDCADA), which you will use every pay period to enter your time and attendance. You'll also need to know how to enter telework time and various kinds of leave. There is a special procedure that you'll have to go through to set your workstation up in order to access SLDCADA. Make sure you do this as soon as possible after your EOD.

Required Training

When you have finished each of the required training modules, be sure to print your completion certificate and maintain it in your file. Provide a copy of the certificate to your Supervisor, and find out from him/her whether or not you'll need to provide a copy to your Training Coordinator. If your workstation includes Adobe Acrobat Professional, you may create .pdf copies and forward them to your Supervisor and Training Coordinator via email.

Please be sure to click on "Phase 3: Your First Week" from the menu to your right to learn about the items in the checklist below.

● Click on "Onboarding Checklist - Phase 3" 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 3

Onboarding Checklist - Phase 3
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a. Procure your Common Access Card (CAC)  [Click Here
a1. Complete and submit all paperwork   
a2. Obtain CAC (with photograph) from Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS) office   
b. Do you need a building badge? Obtain one from your building Security Office   
Notification of Federal Employee Antidiscrimination and Retaliation (NO FEAR ACT)  [Click Here
Prevention of Sexual Harassment (POSH)  [Click Here
a. Civilian Cyber Awareness Training (CCAT) (CAC Required)  [Click Here
a1. Information Assurance Awareness (IAA)   
a2. Personally Identifiable Information (PII)   
a3. Lethal Keystrokes   
b. Basic Information and Personnel Security   
c. Antiterrorism/Force Protection (AT/FP)  [Click Here
d. Counter-Espionage   
a. Configure your computer for the Time and Attendance portal   
b. Learn Standard Labor Data Collection and Distribution Application (SLDCADA) (SLDCADA)  [Click Here
a. Meet with your Supervisor to set objectives  [Click Here
b. Submit your draft Performance Plan   
c. Received Performance Plan approval   
a. Preview Phase 4 to learn about more career options [Click Here
b. As soon as you have your CAC, finalize your benefits  [Click Here

Your First Week