New Employees

About Sierra:

Sierra Army Depot is located in Herlong CA, a rural town in Northern California. Herlong is approximately 60 miles north of Reno, NV, and 35 miles south of Susanville, CA. Employees work a 4/10 work week, Mon-Thurs, 0630-1700 hrs. Youth Facilities and daily child care available. The depot serves as an Army Expeditionary Logistical Support Center, (Mass transportation is available at minimal cost.) Surrounding area boasts a full range of outdoor sports/recreation activities.


Army Civilian Service:

Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.



Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.


If retention incentive, sign on bonus, pcs, or any other perk is offered we also annotate that on the announcement.

For example:

This position may be authorized a 12 month 10% retention incentive paid out bi-weekly.

Recruitment bonus may be authorized.

Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is authorized, subject to the provisions of the Joint Travel Regulations.


Payroll Information:


Attached is an LES Code Detail tool. It assists with reading and understanding the LES.


Mypay link:


Time Keeping - Army Time and Attendance Accounting Processing System (ATAAPS) link:


Employees wishing to make changes or elections to their Federal Employees' Health Benefits, Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance coverage, or Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) must now access the (GRB) Platform to do so.

 GRB Platform link:

 For additional information contact:  USARMY Sierra AD TACOM Mailbox Payroll <>






Army Benefits Center:



As a new or existing federal employee, you and your family may have access to a range of benefits. Your benefits depend on the type of position you have - whether you’re a permanent, part-time, temporary or an intermittent employee. You may be eligible for the following benefits, however, check with your agency to make sure you’re eligible under their policies.


Health Insurance: Most employees are eligible for the Federal Employee Health Benefits Program (FEHB). This program offers health insurance for you, your spouse and your children under the age of 26. It offers many different health plan choices, so you can find a plan that works best for you and your family.


Dental and Vison Insurance: Most employees are also eligible for the Federal Employee Dental Vision Insurance Plan (FEDVIP). FEDVIP is a separate insurance plan from FEHB. You can sign up for dental plan, a vision plan, or both types of insurance. You can choose from several different plans to cover yourself, your spouse, and your unmarried, dependent children up to the age of 22.


Long Term Care Insurance: The Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program (FLTCIP) provides long term care insurance to help pay for costs of care  when you can no longer perform everyday tasks for yourself like eating, dressing and bathing, due to a chronic illness, injury, disability or aging. If you’re eligible for the Federal Health Benefits Program, then you’re also eligible to apply for FLTCIP. Certain medical conditions, or combinations of conditions, will prevent some people from being approved for coverage. You must apply to find out if you’re eligible to enroll.


Flexible Spending Accounts: The Federal Flexible Spending Account Program (FSAFEDS) is a great way to help you save money by setting aside pre-tax dollars, from your paycheck, to help pay for eligible healthcare or daycare costs. If you’re eligible as a new or current federal employee, then you can set up either a healthcare or dependent care flexible spending account or both.



Mass-Transit Benefit Plan:

All Active duty military, Department of the Army (DA) civilian employees and DA Non-Appropriated Fund (NAF) employees who perform their duty at Sierra Army Depot are eligible to participate in the Mass Transportation Benefit Program (MTBP).  The purpose of the program is to reduce traffic congestion and air pollution while providing commuting alternatives through the use of mass transportation.  As a participant in the program, personnel receive tax-free monetary benefits through electronic fare media which is used solely for the purpose of commuting to and from work via qualified means of transportation.  The SIAD MTBP office is the liaison for applying for these benefits. The benefits can be used for leased van pools for personnel commuting within Lassen County, Sierra County and Washoe County.  It also provides benefits for the use of a public bus service in the Lassen County area. 

It is important for onboarding personnel to know that in order to enroll in the program they must have a Common Access Card (CAC) and must first find a van that has vacancies so in most cases they will not be able to enroll prior to starting employment.  The exception may be for transferring personnel who already have a CAC.  For copies of the MTBP Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), a list of van pools with current vacancies, to obtain application form or for more information regarding the program, personnel should contact the SIAD MTBP office by sending an e-mail to the address below and/or calling the MTBP point of contact listed below.

Contact USARMY Sierra AD TACOM Mailbox Mass Transit at:

or by phone at: (530) 827-4966



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