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New Hire Forms

The following documents are required of all new employees.  Many can be completed online before printing.  Print each and return at your earliest convenience. 

Important Notes:

  • All forms listed below must be completed as thoroughly as possible. 
  • Please date and sign the form where prompted.
  • Incomplete or forms not submitted timely may result in incorrect processing of your first paycheck.
  • If you have any questions, please feel free to call our office at (781) 505-1160.
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Permanent Employees, 20+ hours weekly

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Complete Page 1 only. Review the lists of acceptable identification and work eligibility documents on page 3. Return the form along with copies of the required identification and work eligibility documents.  If you need assistance completing this form, instructions can be found in the Resources section at the bottom of this page.  If you have difficulty accessing the I-9 form a printable version is included in the Resources section.
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You must complete line Items 1, 2, 3 and 5. Item 6 is optional.  If there are no allowances for #5, write in "zero".  The worksheets are provided to assist you with determining your withholding, and are optional.  You can claim any amount relevant to your circumstances.  An online calculator from the IRS is available in the Resources section at the bottom of this page to help you determine your withholding.
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Complete the top fully.  Item #4 is required; all others are optional.
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Complete all pages as fully as possible.  If you are currently a member of Middlesex County Retirement System, your funds will transfer automatically to your employment in Burlington. o If you have participated in other Massachusetts public retirement systems, contact Middlesex Retirement to have those funds transferred into your Middlesex account.  Social security numbers are required for all beneficiaries.  Please refer to the Middlesex Retirement Beneficiary Guide in the Resources section below
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This form is optional and allows your paychecks to be deposited into your financial institution(s).
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In the event of a workplace emergency, this form lets us know who we can contact.
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Review this document and return the acknowledgement page.
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Complete this online training.  Print and return the certificate provided upon completion.  Note: This test is designed to be run on Interenet Explorer and you may have problems running it on Chrome

Employees working less than 20 hours weekly / Temporary Employees / Seasonal Employees

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Complete Page 1 only. Review the lists of acceptable identification and work eligibility documents on page 3. Return the form along with copies of the required identification and work eligibility documents.  If you need assistance completing this form, instructions can be found in the Resources section at the bottom of this page.  If you have difficulty accessing the I-9 form a printable version is included in the Resources section.
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You must complete line Items 1, 2, 3 and 5. Item 6 is optional.  If there are no allowances for #5, write in "zero".  The worksheets are provided to assist you with determining your withholding, and are optional.  You can claim any amount relevant to your circumstances.  An online calculator from the IRS is available in the Resources section below to help you determine your withholding.
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Complete the top fully.  Item #4 is required; all others are optional.
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As a part-time, seasonal or temporary employee of a Massachusetts local government employer, you are required to participate in OBRA, which is an alternative to Social Security.    o Complete as fully as possible.  Social security numbers are required for all beneficiaries.           o Please refer to the OBRA information sheet on page 2 of this document.
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Because you are enrolling in OBRA, the Town of Burlington does not deduct social security from your earnings.  This form explains how your Social Security benefits are affected.
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This form is optional and allows your paychecks to be deposited into your financial institution(s).
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In the event of a workplace emergency, this form lets us know who we can contact.
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Review this document and return the acknowledgement page.
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Complete this online training.  Print and return the certificate provided upon completion.  Note: This test is designed to be run on Interenet Explorer and you may have problems running it on Chrome

Resources

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The IRS provides this online calculator to help you determine the most appropriate amount to claim.
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Middlesex provides this beneficiary form guide for assistance with selecting your beneficiary/ies.
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Refer to this document if you need assistance completing the I-9 form.
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If you have difficulty accessing the fillable I-9 form you may print this version to complete.