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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Employee Resources

General Employee Information:
Axon (Intranet) • Benefits Directories  Emergency GOV-Fuel • Government Property •  Health & Safety •  Manuscripts / ProjectsPay & Leave • Policies Purchasing • Training Travel / Relocation • SharePoint Visitors (Citizen/Non-Citizen)  

Miscellaneous Information: 
Calendars FAQ's • Images •  Libraries • Property

Standard Operating Procedures for administrative procedures can be found at P:\Admin\SOPs


General Employee Information:

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  • Pay and Leave

Time Sheet| EOP| EPP| Leave Transfer Program| Overtime Authorization| Comp Time

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Travel Steps| Travel Card| Contributed or Foreign| Relocation

What do you need to do for travel? (Click highlighted text below for PDF)
 

NPARL Travel Procedures (PDF; 54 KB)  

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Miscellaneous Information

  • Calendars
  • Frequently Asked Questions for New Employees
    • What are the office hours?
      Core office hours are 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM, although employees are allowed a flexible schedule with supervisor permission.

    • How many people are employed here?
      There are 47 permanent full time employees. During the summer season, employment can increase up to 70-75 people.

    •  What to do if I am expecting a visitor (U.S. citizen)?
       
      All visitors must sign in at the front desk and receive a visitors badge.

    • How often do I get paid?
      Paychecks are issued bi-weekly and you will receive your first pay check 3 weeks after you begin duty.  

    • How do I access SharePoint? (use MS Internet Explorer only)
      Go to https://arsnet.usda.gov/ and sign on using your email ID and password.

    • How do I access the ARS Intranet? Click on Axon, use the same username and password as your e-mail, typically arsnet\first.lastname.

  • Property

    • Can I use work computers or other government property for personal use?
      Please read P&P 253.4 and/or USDA's Office of Ethics Newsletter, page 5.

    • What do I do if I need to remove government owned items off location?
      A Property Pass (Form AD-873) must be on file. Please check with the property management officer or administrative officer for further questions .

    • How do I get repair or maintenance done in my office or lab?
      Fill out a work order (PDF; 240 KB) and turn in to the maintenance department.

    • How do I get keys to perform my duties in other buildings?
      See standard procedures for key dissemination (PDF; 103 KB).

    • What to do if I am expecting a visitor (U.S. citizen)?
       
      All visitors must sign in at the front desk and receive a visitors badge.

    • Where can I look for a permanent federal job?


Last Modified: 3/24/2015
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