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 New Hire Packets are due to HRO by COB of the suspense date given to you by HRO. You will be rescheduled for the following scheduled NEO if you fail to meet the deadline. Please contact your supervisor if you need additional help with completing the forms.

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 affect 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. NEO will be conducted on the following day if a Monday is a holiday or 5/4-9 Off Day. We will start promptly at 0830 because of the amount of information needed to cover.

NEO for FY18 will be as follows:

22 January 2018         16 April 2018          10 July 2018
06 February 2018       30 April 2018         24 July 2018
20 February 2018       14 May 2018           06 August 2018
06 March 2018            29 May 2018          20 August 2018
20 March 2018            12 June 2018          04 September 2018
02 April 2018              25 June 2018          17 September 2018

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. New Hire – Download your New Hire Packet, complete and return your packet to HRO before the suspense date given to you.



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.

What do I need to bring to NEO?
Bring a hard copy of your essential forms listed in your New Employee Packet on this site as well as the pay forms for your branch before reporting to NEO. You should have already submitted all of the essential forms to the HRO before reporting to NEO. You also need to bring are two forms of ID to verify your eligibility for employment. Two ID forms include a passport OR a driver’s license/DOD CAC AND birth certificate/social security card. Failure to provide these documentations within three days could result in your termination.

What if 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. Please contact your supervisor, and they will help as much as possible to accommodate where needed to make the deadline given by HRO. However, you will be rescheduled for the following scheduled NEO if you fail to meet the deadline.

What if I missed the suspense date given by HRO to submit my New Employee Packet forms? We ask all employees to complete their packets before the suspense date given to you by HRO. Contact your supervisor immediately if you need help completing your forms. You will be rescheduled for the following scheduled NEO if you fail to meet the deadline.

When will I get paid?
If your pay packet was complete and correct and submitted on time, you should see your first LES within three weeks.

Can I bring a snack and a drink? Please do! This is the start of your new career, and we want it to be an excellent 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 represent 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 choices 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.