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TRANSITION ASSISTANCE (TAP)

Transition Assistance Program (TAP)

Designed to provide retiring, separating, and demobilizing members and family members the information, skills and knowledge needed for successful transition. Transition assistance will be provided to DoD civilian employees and family members impacted by restructuring and reductions. Program components include:

Pre-Separation Counseling 

Department of Labor/Transition Assistance Program/Veteran's Administration 4-Day Workshop
 
Federal Job Search Basics

Introduction to Resume and Cover Letter Preparation 

Interviewing Basics & Preparation

How to Start A Business (Pros & Cons)

How to Start A Business (Writing A Business Plan)

Individual Transition Plan (ITP)

Veteran's Benefits Briefing

Transition Time Line
Transition Assistance delivery is crucial:
· All personnel separating or retiring MUST receive preseparation counseling.

· Counseling must be accomplished no later than 90 days prior to separation; ideally no later than 90 days prior to departure (i.e., permissive TDY, leave, etc.).

· Pre-separation counseling is documented on DD Form 2648, with the original mailed to HQ AFPC, Randolph AFB, for filing in the individual's master personnel file.

TurboTap.org
Provides information on the many services and benefits available to retiring/separating members.

DoD TransPortal
DoD TransPortal--offers three major services. First it provides an easy to read tutorial on transition assistance--information you need to know about your transition benefits and services. Second, it provides easy access to information on the location of military transition assistance offices and on links to federal transition and job assistance web sites. Third, it contains carefully selected links to the best of the web as well as tutorials on how to conduct both a traditional and electronic job search

Veterans Administration (Dept. of Veteran Affairs (http://www.va.gov))
Information about benefits, facilities, special programs and a one stop service inquiry page.

Veterans Benefits by State    National Assoc. of State Directors of Veteran's Affairs Information on current State Veteran benefits and programs.

Federal Job Bank  
Provides information on Federal Jobs, required qualifications, and application procedures.

DoD Job Search  Career One Stop (http://www.jobbankinfo.org)
Search by Military Code, key word, occupational or job number plus write and place a resume on line.