New Hires

Welcome to the Children’s Forum (Forum). We are looking forward to you joining our team.

Instructions for completing and submitting New Hire Forms:

New employees must complete and submit the list of required forms and documents shown below. Forms must be submitted to the Forum Human Resources Coordinator, Tamela Young. If you have any questions regarding forms, please contact Tamela directly at

For your convenience, some of the forms are PDF fillable; therefore, you can complete them by typing directly into the form. There is also a checklist to ensure you have completed everything before you submit the documents. Click here for checklist.

Adobe Acrobat Reader is required to open and fill out the forms listed below. Click here to download a free version.

Please click on each tab below. All new hire documents can be printed and brought with you on your first day of employment. Make sure you have filled out the forms completely (including date, if required) and that they are legible before you submit them. Incomplete forms will not be accepted.

The Forum pays for the majority of cost for health, dental, life and long-term disability insurance. Employees contribute up to $135 per month for single health coverage. Family coverage is available at an extra cost according to the rates provided. Currently we use Capital Health Plan for local staff and Blue Cross & Blue Shield Health Plan for staff outside of the Tallahassee area. Benefits are effective the first of the month following (or coinciding with) date of hire. Please click on each benefit tab below. Complete each benefit enrollment application and return it to the Human Resources Coordinator. A summary of benefits and insurance rates are included for information purposes and do not need to be returned.

The Murphy Meadows Flexible Spending Account is an employer-sponsored benefit that allows you to pay for eligible medical expenses on a pre-tax basis.  In addition, it allows you to set aside pre-tax dollars for dependent care and outside health insurance premium accounts.

Each individual’s lifestyle and needs are different from the next. Voluntary benefits from Colonial Life offer a broad range of financial protection options for employees and their families. A Colonial Life representative will contact you via email to schedule a teleconference to discuss supplemental insurance benefits.

The Forum is pleased to provide this 403 (b) Automatic Enrollment Thrift Plan to enable staff to accumulate long-term savings for your retirement while benefiting from favorable tax treatment. The Forum contributes up to 5% per year (on a matching basis) after the first year of employment. New employees will receive an email from Mutual of America with login instructions. Once you receive the email, you can elect to participate or waive the benefit.