Start+: Employee Start Packet Best Practices

While completing your start paperwork, please note the following best practices. If you have any technical questions or concerns, please contact Plus Support at:

  • or call 818-860-7770 for assistance.

Google Chrome is the preferred browser for Start+, but you can use the latest version of all browsers.

New users: Login to Start+

1. Log into your email and open the message you received from Start+ Notification.

2. Click the blue Start link at the bottom of the email .

3. A new browser window will open, and you will be asked to setup your password and recovery information.

  • Please remember this password for future projects.

4. Once you have successfully created a password, you will be asked to log into Start+ see figures 1and 2 below.

5. The system will walk you through the steps to fill out the start paperwork.

  • Note: Anything with a red asterisk (*) MUST be completed before you will be allowed to move onto the next page.
  • The left side of the screen will show you fields that need to be completed as well.

6. Once all required fields have been completed, a pop-up will appear at the bottom of the screen allowing you to proceed.

7. Continue through all documents, completing each page until the screen reads: Your Start Packet Has Been Submitted for Approval.

8. Lastly, you'll need to show your I-9 Verification Documents to a Verifier ASAP.

Tip: To access Start+ in the future, please login at and click the Start+ link on the right side of the screen.

Common Mistakes to Avoid:

  • If you want to claim zero allowances (the highest withholding amount), please enter “0” in line 5 “Total number of allowances you’re claiming”.
  • If you type “Exempt” on Line 7 you will not have any taxes taken from your paycheck.
  • When completing your W4 information, please enter “0” on line 6 “Additional amount, if any, you want withheld from each paycheck” if you do not want any additional money withheld above your chosen allowances.
  • If any required field does not apply to you, especially on the I-9, please enter N/A in the field.
  • Required fields show as Yellow boxes with the word “Required” written in them.

Remember to log out of all email accounts once you are finished on the computer.

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