New Employee Orientation (NEO)

Welcome to the Hawaii National Guard Full-time force.

This page provides essential information, forms, contacts and reference materials to help you start a great career.

Here is what you need to know as a Newly Appointed Employee:

​As a newly appointed employee you are required to attend a one day New Employee Orientation (NEO) on the first day you report.

There are several forms that you will need to complete before you arrive.

All technicians will need to bring with them:

  • DD 214s
  • Service academy transcripts that you would like to use for Service Computation Dates (this will affects how much leave you earn)
  • 2 forms of ID. The two forms must be an identity card (Driver’s License/DoD CAC) and an Employment Authorization card (SSN card/Birth Certificate). A current passport will count for both.

NEO is held the Monday after a new pay period at the Human Resource Office unless told otherwise. Because of the amount of information needed to be covered we will start promptly at 0830.

Here you will find various resources to help you begin your in-processing.

Download your respective checklist.

  1. Supervisor Checklist(Coming Soon) – Be the sponsor or assign a sponsor for your new hires.
  2. Sponsors Checklist (Coming Soon) – Contact your hire ASAP
  3. New Hire – Download your New Hire Packet and complete within a week of receiving notification from HRO.



Do I have to attend NEO? You must attend NEO to be fully in-processed. Applicants who fail to attend NEO will not be considered employees of the Hawaii National Guard and will not receive benefit or pay until they are in-processed in HRO.

I don’t have access to a printer, do I need to complete all these forms before NEO? We ask all employees to complete their packets before they arrive. We will help as much as possible to accommodate where needed. However the longer we take during the NEO briefing the less time you have to get computer access and less time for us to submit your pay packets and return to your unit.

What do I need to bring to NEO?
You will need to bring all of the essential forms listed on this site as well as the pay packet for your branch. If you do not bring the pay packet you will need to bring a void check. To verify your eligibility for employment it is important to bring two forms of ID. These include a passport OR a driver’s license/DOD CAC AND birth certificate/social security card. Failure to provide these documentations within 3 days could results in your termination.

When will I get paid?
If your pay packet was complete and correct and submitted in a timely manner, you should see your first LES within 3 weeks.

Can I bring snack and a drink? Please do! This is the start of your new career and we want it to be a great experience for you. So please bring drinks and snacks if you want. However we recommend you leave the 7 course meal for later.

I’ve been through NEO recently, do I still need to come to the briefing? Even if you were already a Temporary Technician or Prior Federal Service, if you’ve had at least a 1 day break you must re-in process. The reason for this is that the system automatically drops your information the day after your last day of employment. Therefore we must re-build you into the system.

New Employee Links:

Office of Personnel Management (OPM)


NG Technician Handbook – 2017

New / Prospective Employees (Guide Me)

As a Federal employee, you may be able to enroll in health, dental, vision and life insurance, flexible spending accounts, and apply for long term care insurance. You can find information about each program by clicking on one of the links below. Each section includes common questions to help guide you to the information you need.

New Employee Benefits Tool Kit

Benefits and Entitlements represents some of the most important decisions that you as an Army, Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) or National Guard civilian employee will face during your career. The decisions you make today will have an everlasting effect on you and your families tomorrow. Army leadership and the Army Benefits Center – Civilian (ABC-C) are committed to helping guide and assist you throughout the benefits decision-making process. This Information Tool Kit is designed specifically with you in mind.