New Employee starting at the Atlanta VA Medical Center - Atlanta VA Health Care System
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New Employee starting at the Atlanta VA Medical Center

Welcome Letter

Dear New Employee:

It is my pleasure and honor to welcome you to the Atlanta VA Medical Center.

You are our most important asset.  You are joining a group of dedicated and talented employees who work hard in support of the Department of Veterans Affairs' mission and goals.  The knowledge and skills you bring to the VA will support the Veterans and your fellow staff members.  We continue to grow and need your skills to remain the premier health system devoted to providing excellence in patient care.

We are pleased that you chose a career at the Atlanta VA Medical Center and that you will become a part of the VA's proud tradition that provides the highest quality of service to those men and women who have served our Nation.  Excellence Starts Here!

Human Resources Management Staffs

Prior To New Employee Orientation (NEO):

  1. Ensure you arrange to have your Fingerprints captured prior to Orientation.

  2. Complete the Mandatory on-line Federal Background Investigation (E-QIP*).

  3. Print and complete all 'mandatory' forms (located in the right column).

NEO Checklist - Things to Bring on your First Day

  • All mandatory forms completed in full

  • Two (2) forms of identification (refer to your I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification form for list of acceptable documents)

Report to Pete Wheeler Auditorium at 8:00 a.m. on your First Day:

Atlanta VA Medical Center
Room GA-104
1670 Clairmont Road
Decatur, GA 30033

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For further questions, please contact the Human Resource Specialist at (404) 321-6111, ext. 202423.

Become a member of our winning team!
Mandatory Forms
Employment Eligibility Verification, I-9*
Direct Deposit, 2231*
Drug Free Workplace 
Ethnicity and Race Identification, SF 181 *
State Tax Withholdings, GA *

Federal Tax Withholdings, W4 *

Abuse of Patient Memo 
Employee Educational Data, 4637
Statement of Prior Federal Service, SF144 *

Self Identification of Handicap, SF 256 *

Statement of Committment 
Federal Benefits Information *

Optional Forms


Thrift Savings Plan (Retirement), TSP-1 *
Health Benefits Election, SF 2809 *
Life Insurance Election, SF 2817 *
Designation of Beneficiary for Life Insurance, SF 2823 *
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