New Hire


Aloha and welcome to the State of Hawaii – Department of Agriculture! 

As a new employee, we would like to share with you an overview of employment with the State of Hawaii. We highly encourage you watch the following new hire videos before filling out the new hire forms.

State Departmental Overview (applicable to all employees)

New Employee Orientation – Benefits Overview (applicable to full-time employees only)


Please review the following policies guiding all DOA employees:

DOA Workplace Violence Action Plan Pursuant to Workplace Violence Program (DHRD P&P 800.002)
Discrimination/Harassment-Free Workplace Policy (DHRD P&P 601.001)
Acceptable Usage of Information Technology Resources (DHRD P&P 103.001)

2015-08-07 Memo Reminder of Acceptable Usage of IT Resources Memo & 2015-08-11 Memo Blocking of Media Streaming Services on the State Network 

Reasonable Accommodations for Employees and Applicants with Disabilities (DHRD P&P 601.002)
Guide to the State Ethics Code
The State Ethics Code – A Quick Guide for New Employees (Rev 02/2021)
The State Ethics Code – A Quick Guide on Second Jobs and Other Private Business Activities
The State Ethics Code – A Quick Guide for Employees at State Base Yards and Repair Shops
The State Ethics Code – A Quick Guide on the Nepotism Law
Drug and Alcohol Testing Program:

The following is a list of benefits offered to employees based on your appointment type:

Initial probation appointment, exempt appointment (greater than 90 days), limited term appointment (greater than 90 days):
Summary of Employee Benefits for State of Hawai‘i Employees
Benefits Overview Video
Health Benefits:

EUTF Presentation


Employee Retirement System Video

Your Employee’s Retirement System Hybrid Plan Brochure (For employees hired after June 30, 2012)

Additional Benefits:
State of Hawaii Deferred Compensation Plan (IRC 457)

The Power of Ahupua’a – Pre-recorded presentation incorporating Hawaiian cultural themes into an informational video about the State’s Deferred Compensation Plan: Island Savings Plan by Empower (a quick registration is required and then the presentation will start automatically)

Tax Savings Benefits
HI 529 – Hawaii College Savings Program (IRC 529)

Appointments less than 89-days:
Medical and Prescription Drug Plans Being Offered to Part-time and Temporary Employees (effective July 1, 2023 – June 30, 2024)
PTS Deferred Compensation Retirement Plan Employee Information Booklet ♦ PTS Deferred Compensation Video

Visit the HDOA HR page or contact our office for more information