New Employee Appointment Paperwork

Congratulations on your employment with the Eastern District of Washington! Below are the necessary forms we need to process your new appointment. Please begin by reading the Welcome Letter, as it contains useful information and will assist you in completing the forms. Email if you have questions about completing the forms. Please do not email your paperwork to us. You will need to bring the completed forms with you on your first day of employment.

Please be aware that all new appointments are subject to passing an FBI background Check - You will be fingerprinted on your first day.


Welcome Letter

Bring These Completed Forms With You on Your First Day:

Application for Federal Judicial Branch Employment (AO-78)

Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification


Direct Deposit Sign-up Form

Emergency Contact Sheet


You have 60 days to elect these benefits:

Federal Employee Health Benefits (FEHB) Election Form

Federal Employees Group Life Insurance (FEGLI) Form

Designation of Beneficiary - FEGLI


Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) - You may stop or change your election anytime:


TSP-1-C -       For those 50 years old and older

TSP-60 -        Transfer Into the TSP

TSP-60-R -    Transfer into the ROTH TSP

TSP-3-           Designation of Beneficiary


Booklets and Supplemental Information:

Health Plan Guide

Benefits for New or Prospective Employees

Federal Employees Group LIfe Insurance Booklet

Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) Booklet

Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) Booklet

Supplemental Dental Insurance - Rates

Supplemental Vision Insurance - Rates

Flexible Spending Program Brochure (Medical & Dependant Care Reimbursement)

Flexible Spending Program - How to Enroll


Miscellaneous Information:

Code of Conduct for Judicial Employees

The Eastern District of Washington's EEO/EDR Plan

2016 Holidays and Pay Calendar

JSP Salary Plan (Law Clerks)

Court Personnel Salary Plan - For Clerk's Office employees

2016 Annual and Sick Leave Accrual