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FORM
EXPLANATION
AO75a








Type of Appointment Checklist - Law Clerk to Federal Judge  

Law Clerk appointments of less than four years are considered term appointments and are not eligible for coverage under the Federal Employees Retirement System.

Law Clerks are generally not covered under the Judicial Leave Act unless the appointing officer has indicated otherwise.

Please sign and date the form where indicated. Do not mark any of the boxes on the form.

AO75b






Type of Appointment Checklist - Staff Attorney (Michael Fridkin's Office)

Staff Attorney appointments of less than four years are considered term appointments and are not eligible for coverage under the Federal Employees Retirement System.

Staff Attorneys are covered under the Judicial Leave Act.

Please sign and date the form where indicated.

AO78






Application for Judicial Branch Federal Employment

Please complete the Application as fully as possible making sure to include any prior federal work experience. If you do not know where you will be residing while employed with the court, please leave the address line blank and we will insert the address and room number for the office where you will be employed. Incomplete data could affect the appointment grade or delay the processing of the appointment, thus delaying receipt of your first salary check.

AO78a





United States Courts Appointment - Oath of Office

Do not write anything on Section A of the AO78a; this portion is completed by the Human Resources Department. The Oath of Office must be taken and signed in the presence of a notary public, prior to sending it in to the Human Resources Office. Failure to send in a properly signed and notarized form may delay receipt of your first paycheck.

EEO Reporting Form U.S. Court of Appeals - EEO Reporting Form
Self-Identification Form - Race/Ethnic, Gender and Disability
Background Investigation Form


Background Investigation Required Information Form

All employees and volunteers in federal courts must undergo mandatory background checks. Please complete this form where indicated.

ELMO


ELMO Signature Form

Please sign this form where indicated, keeping your signature within the allotted area

Emergency Contact Form Emergency contact form: confidential and strictly for emergency purposes only.
FMS 2231




Fast Start Direct Deposit Form

All employees are required to have their salary check sent directly to a financial institution by electronic fund transfer. The Fast Start Direct Deposit Form must be submitted to the Human Resources Department by the end of your first pay period.

I-9









Employment Eligibility Verification

A list of acceptable documents used to establish identity and employment eligibility is listed on the second page of the form. Instructions for completing the form are attached as well.

Only fill out the top portion (part 1). Please send copies of the documents you use for identification and be prepared to show the originals within the first three days of your employment.

The bottom portion (part 2) will be completed by this office.

SF 144



Statement of Prior Federal Service

Complete all sections of this form and return to our office ONLY if you have had prior federal work experience

SF 1152



Designation of Beneficiary [Unpaid Compensation of Deceased Civilian Employee]

A page of examples of designations is included on the second page of the form. A duplicate copy of the form and instructions for completing the form are attached as well.

SF 2809 form


[If you experience difficulty in opening this form, right click on the link and 'Save Target As' to save a copy to your computer rather than trying to open it directly in your browser.]

Federal Employees Health Benefits Election Form This form is due 60 days from your entrance on duty. Please see the Health Insurance area of this web site

Using the comparison chart booklet and individual plan booklets, select the health plan and option that best fits your health insurance needs. You have 60 days from the first day of employment to elect health insurance coverage. If choosing an HMO, you must select a Primary Care Physician and indicate that selection on the bottom of your enrollment form. You must be on the payroll for at least one day before you are eligible for health insurance. Your health insurance will become effective the first Monday of the following pay period in which this office receives your completed registration form. If you decline coverage at this time or wish to change coverage at a later date, you must wait until the next open season enrollment held in November of each year. Changes made during this period become effective the beginning of the first full pay period of the coming year.
SF 2817









Life Insurance Election Form
This form is due 60 days from your entrance on duty. Please see the Life Insurance area of this web site for links to more detailed life insurance benefits information.

Federal Employee Group Life Insurance (FEGLI) Basic Coverage is term insurance with 1/3 of the cost paid for by the Federal Government. All eligible employees are automatically enrolled in the Basic Coverage from the date of entrance on duty unless coverage is waived as indicated in the general instructions. You have up to 60 days from your first day of employment to elect or waive basic coverage or choose further options. If you do not want life insurance coverage you must complete the form and sign the waiver. If the form with signed waiver is received in the Human Resources Department within the first pay period of your employment any deductions that may be taken from your first paycheck will be refunded to you.
TSP-1
Election Form










Thrift Savings Plan Election Form

You are eligible to begin regular employee payroll deductions, on a pre-tax basis, at any time during your employment. Each pay period we will deduct your contributions to the TSP from your pay check in the amount you choose. We will continue to do so until you make a new TSP election changing the amount of your contribution or stopping it.

In order to begin, change, or stop your employee contribution, you must make a TSP contribution election on Form TSP-1. This form is available from Human Resources or directly from the TSP web site.

Please see the Retirement area of this web site for links to more detailed TSP information.
TSP-1C
Catch-Up Contribution
Election Form










Thrift Savings Plan Catch-Up Contribution Election Form

You are eligible to make catch-up contributions if you are age 50 or older (or if you will become age 50 during the calendar year for which you are making this election), and you are already contributing a percentage or a dollar amount which will result in reaching the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) elective deferral limit by the end of the year.

Catch-up contributions are in addition to your regular TSP contributions.

In order to begin, change, or stop your employee contribution, you must make a TSP contribution election on Form TSP-1C. This form is available from Human Resources or directly from the TSP web site.

Please see the Retirement area of this web site for links to more detailed TSP information.
W-4
federal

IRS: Internal Revenue Service

Federal Employee's Withholding Certificate Form
W - 4
state












• IL

IL: Illinois Department of Revenue
Illinois Withholding Tax Forms
 
• IN

IN: Indiana Department of Revenue
Indiana Withholding Tax Forms
 
• MO

MO: Missouri Department of Revenue
Missouri Withholding Tax Forms
 
• WI

WI: Wisconsin Department of Revenue
Wisconsin Withholding Tax Forms

  BENEFICIARY Forms
CSRS Designation of Beneficiary [ SF 2808]
FERS Designation of Beneficiary [SF 3102]
Life Insurance Designation of Beneficiary [SF 2823]
TSP Designation of Beneficiary [TSP 3]
Unpaid Compensation [SF 1152]