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Human Resources

Why It's Great Working for the USGS

Working for the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) provides so much more than just a paycheck. Below is a sampling of what USGS has to offer.

Human Resources and Entrance on Duty (EOD) Paperwork

As a USGS employee, you will be supported by your Servicing Human Resources Office (SHRO). Your designated SHRO is available to assist you with HR activities such as Employee Benefits, Thrift Savings Plan (TSP), and Entrance on Duty paperwork.

Entrance on Duty Forms, links, and deadlines:

  • Reston Human Resources Office – Phone: 703-648-7470
  • Sacramento Human Resources Office – Phone: 916-278-9384
  • Denver Human Resources Office – Phone: 303-236-9568
  • Ask Human Resources Office – Email:



PIV Card Registration Guide

Pre-Appointment Forms

Entrance on Duty (EOD) Forms

Pre-employment Medical Examination Procedures


New Hire Checklists

HR Checklist


New Hire Pay and Benefits

New Hire Fact Sheet for Permanent or Time-limited appointment of more than one year

New Hire Fact Sheet for Intermittent

New Hire Fact Sheet for Part-Time

Temporary Hire Pay and Benefits Information


Insurance and Wellness

Dental and Vision Insurance Compare Tool

Flexible Spending Savings Calculator

Health Insurance Plan Comparison Tool

Health Insurance Complete Cost and Coverage Information for Each Plan

Physical Fitness Program

Fitness/Wellness Reimbursement request Form

Federal Employees Group Life Insurance (FEGLI)

Benefits Open Season




Remote Work


Thrift Savings Plan

Thrift Savings Plan (TSP)

TSP New Hire Welcome Guide

TSP Basics

TSP YouTube videos


Employee Assistance Program

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Additional Resources and Tips


Electronic Official Personnel Folder



User Guide


Employee Express

Employee Express

Quicktime Attendance and Leave Login (must be on VPN)

Quicktime Attendance and Leave Handbook