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New Employee Resources

Welcome New Employee to Cuyahoga County.  We are happy you have chosen us to be your employer of choice.  As part of the onboarding process, we need you to complete some paperwork so that we can get you set up in our systems.

Attention: To complete your paper work properly, please follow the steps below. It is especially important that you rename and save each document uniquely using the instructions provided. This will help HR verify and identify that your employment forms have been received and are completed accurately. 
  1. Select the form(s) you need to complete.  
  2. Open the form, rename and save the form(s) in the following format: First Initial, last name, last 4 digits of your social security number, and the Form's Name.  (Examples: JDoe1234-W4.pdf,JDoe1234-OPERS.pdf, JDoe1234-IT4.pdf, JDoe1234-dresspolicy.pdf )
  3. All forms require a signature. For the majority of the forms an Electronic signature is acceptable. If an electronic signature is not allowed, you should still complete the form and email it to us. On your first day of employment, we will obtain your original signature for the form.
  4. Once all forms have been completed, please attach/upload all the forms to your email and send them to You will receive a confirmation email to let you know the forms have been received.  If you have any questions, please send an email  to and one of our representatives will contact you.
Again, welcome aboard and thank you for completing the New Employee Paperwork and Benefits Information. 

New Employee Paperwork

Direct Deposit Form

Declaration of Support Obligation

Employee Public Assistance Clearing Inquiry

OPERS -  Personal History Record

Personnel Information Sheet

Statement Concerning Your Employment in a Job Not Covered by Social Security (SSA-1945) 

W- 4 (2019) - Personal Allowances Worksheet 

IT-4 - Employee’s Withholding Exemption Certificate

Please remember to bring identification verification with you on your first day of work. This includes a Passport, Government Issued ID, Social Security Card, and Birth Certificate.

Benefits Information - Required Paperwork

To ensure timely enrollment in benefits, the Benefits New Employee Enrollment Form must be submitted during your New Employee Orientation.  If you do not submit the form during New Employee Orientation, your benefit elections must be submitted to HR within 30 days of your hire date. 

Cuyahoga County's Benefits & Wellness Website

2019 New Employee Overview

2019 Employee Benefits Guide 

2019 Benefits Rates

Additional forms are required if you will be working in the Fiscal Office, Treasury, Health & Human Services departments, Medical Examiner's Office, or Sheriff's Department. Please fill out the forms listed below for your department. 


Fiscal Office

Professional Attire Policy

Sign Off Receipt - Professional Attire Policy



Treasury Attendance Policy

Treasury Attendance Policy Signoff Form

Treasury's Dress Code Policy

Treasury Dress Code Signoff Form


Health & Human Services
- Senior & Adult Services
- Job & Family Services
- Children & Family Services

SETS User Access Application

OH-HHS Safeguarding IRS Tax Information

Code of Responsibility Form

  Sheriff's Department  

Badge Vitals for Deputy ID's

Notice of Peace Office Appointment 

Outside Employment Application


 Medical Examiner
 Hepatitis B Form