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Please complete the following steps in the order that they appear.

If you are entering on duty as a U. S. Probation Officer please begin compiling the SF86 Background Information shown at the bottom of this page. Officers will be required to electronically enter the requested information to the Administrative Office of the U. S. Courts after appointment and entry on duty.

Fax as a complete set--a copy of your current (pictured) driver's license, social security card, Staff Emergency Form, and Information for Fingerprint Card to the Personnel Specialist @ 336-358-4229.

Staff Emergency Form

Information for Fingerprint Card

  • Call 336-358-4219 ASAP if you do not have a valid (picture) driver's license.
  • If moving to North Carolina, remember to obtain a NC Driver's License after your appointment and entry on duty date. Also, notify your previous state of your change of residence to avoid withholding and state tax issues.




  • all questions should be directed to 336-358-4219.
  • If you are not using the most recent application of Abode Acrobat click on this link and complete the update. The update is free.
  • It is recommended you complete the forms below and save to a flash drive (where applicable). Review the supplemental informational guides and make a list of any questions. Contact me at 336-358-4219 so we may review your questions prior to your appointment date.
  • You will not sign and date any of the forms listed below until we meet to review your appointment and entry of duty forms.
  • We will meet prior to your appointment day and entry on duty to make certain all is in order. Please do not sign or date any personnel forms until we meet.


AO 78 - Application for judicial branch federal employment(Item 19. Make certain to enter your University, Location, Degree(s), Major, & Graduation Date.)

I-9 - Employment Eligibility Verification(Read only - Especially Last Page)

FMS 2231 Faststart Direct Deposit Form(Type, Print, and Submit with voided check)

Benefits Overview - Federal Judiciary Benefits Program

SF2809 - Health Benefits Election Form

RI 76-21 FEGLI (Federal Employee Group Life Insurance) Program Booklet

SF2817 - Life insurance Election Form

Estimate Life Insurance Needs With This Calculator


NC4 - NC State Employee's Withholding Allowance Certificate(Seldom used)

NC4 EZ - NC State Employee's Withholding Allowance Certificate( Print and complete. Hard copy needed)

W-4 - Federal Employee's Withholding Allowance Certificate(2018 Form | Type and print. Hard copy needed)


TSP - Thrift Savings Plan Summary

Employment Dispute Resolution Plan

Additional Benefits Available: (New Employees: Please review the information below. You are directly responsible for enrollment.)
Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP) - If interested visit

SHPS Flexible Benefits Program information should be requested by calling
Disability insurance may be obtained through questions may be directed to 866-973-6605.

Rough Draft Background Investigation Forms - Probation Officer and Probation Officer Assistants Only

Background Investigation Requirements

SF86 (This draft can be completed and saved at your convenience as the “official” electronic version should not be requested by the Administrative Office of the U. S. Courts until after you enter on duty)

SF86A - Questionnaire for National Security Positions (Continuation Page)