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WEEKS TWO to FOUR
Requirements Checklist


This page includes actions that need to be taken on the new employee's first month at International Programs.

  1. Supervisor and employee print the Weeks Two to Four checklist
  2. Supervisor schedules participation at the next field leadership forum
  3. Employee completes passport application
  4. Employee learns more about the Forest Service
  5. Employee trains on database and funds review
  6. Employee begins front desk coverage, as applicable
  7. Employee trains on travel procedures
  8. Employee reviews safety information
  9. Employee reviews checklist with supervisor
  10. Complete site feedback

 
Action items are color-coded:
Supervisor Action
New Employee Action
IP Staff Member Action
1. Supervisor and employee print the Weeks Two to Four checklist
Supervisor Action
  • Choose the Print command from the File Menu to create a printed copy of this checklist for your reference.

Employee Action
  • Choose the Print command from the File Menu to create a printed copy of this checklist for your reference.

2. Supervisor schedules participation at the next field leadership forum
 

Supervisor Action
  • Schedule an opportunity for the new employee to attend the IP Presentation during the next Field Leadership Forum

There are approximately 3 - 4 Field Leadership Forums each year.  Ask Outreach for the schedule.
 

3. Employee completes passport application
 

Employee Action

These passport forms for FS and METI employees are accessible using the following link: http://travel.state.gov/passport/get/get_840.html
  • All employees:
    • Contact International Travel Coordinator for updated information or steps on acquiring an official passport
    • Complete the DS-82, application for your official passport.  Also, complete the application for a personal passport, if you do not have one.
    • Send to International Travel Coordinator, via FedEx, the following:
      1. Completed DS82 (application for official passport)
      2. 2 new passport photos (can be taken with the office digital camera or at Ritz Photo on 14th St. and reimbursed)
      3. Personal passport

    The International Travel Coordinator will complete the application process for your official passport.

4. Employee learns more about the Forest Service

Supervisor Action
  • Arrange for someone to bring the new employee for a stand-up meeting and introduction to the Chief
  • Give the employee a tour of the Yates Building, including a visit to the Learning Center

Employee Action
  • View the Greatest Good DVD.  This video can be obtained from Outreach and may be viewed in the employee lounge.

Learn about the legislative affairs of the Forest Service, following Acts are from the Principal Laws Relating to Forest Service Activities

Additional Resources

 

 

5. Employee trains on databases and funds review
 

Supervisor Action
  • Schedule a time for employee to receive training on databases and explain monthly and end-of-the-fiscal-year funds review and fiscal processes.
  • Work with database team to ensure that employee receives email alerts concerning Forest Service travel to his/her region overseas.
Employee Action
  • Check with database team to see if he/she can receive Forest Service international travel email alerts.

6. Employee begins front desk coverage, as applicable

Supervisor Action
  • Check with Director to determine if new employee will provide front desk coverage, and if so, convey this to the new employee

Employee Action
  • If you will be providing front desk coverage, schedule a training session with receptionist.

7. Employee trains on travel system and applies for travel charge card and international calling card.


Employee Action
  • If international travel is a component of an employee's work portfolio, the employee should train on travel system and apply for travel charge card and international calling card.

8. Employee reviews safety information


Employee Action

9. Employee reviews checklist with supervisor


Employee Action
  • Review this checklist with your supervisor and make plans to follow-up on any items not yet completed.

10. Complete site feedback

Supervisor Action
  • What was your experience of the Weeks Two to Four checklist?  What is one component you thought was helpful or effective?  What is one component that is missing or could be implemented more effectively?  Email the NEO Team and let us know!  Thanks!

Employee Action
  • What was your experience of the Weeks Two to Four checklist?  What is one component you thought was helpful or effective?  What is one component that is missing or could be implemented more effectively?  Email the NEO Team and let us know!  Thanks!


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