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Transition Assistance Guidance and Trainings
- Navy Delivery Model: Transition Assistance - designed to ensure that service members meet Career Readiness Standards during their military service in order to be best positioned for success in the civilian job market after their retirement or separation from the Navy.
- Transition GPS Standard Day-1 Agenda - The standard agenda to be used on the first day of the 5-Day workshop.
- Transition GPS Standard Day-1 Agenda Guidance
- Capstone Standard Operating Procedure - Provides procedures for executing the mandatory Capstone event.
- Reserve Component Benefits Brief - Video highlighting the benefits of continued military service for active duty service members separating with less than 20 years active federal service.
- Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program Brief - Presentation about the continuum of transition support available through the Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program.
- Guide for Transition GPS Overview and Pre-separation Counseling Checklist
- DOL Guidance on Public Workforce System Support for Capstone and other On-Base Employment Services
- How to Use the Bar Code Scanner
- DoDINST 1332.35 - Transition Assistance Program (TAP) for Military Families
Transition GPS Strategic Communication Resources
- Capstone brochure
- Career Track brochure
- Transition GPS Overview brochure
- Transition GPS poster
- Pre-separation Counseling podcast
- Career Track podcasts (AHE, CTT, Entrepreneurship)
- Transition GPS Digital Slide
- Accessing Higher Education Digital Slide
- Entrepreneurship Digital Slide
- Career Technical Training Digital Slide
- TAP Trifold
- TVPO magnet
- TVPO TAP Poster
- Service Member Smart Card
- Commander Smart Card
Transition GPS Legislation and Policies
- VOW to Hire Heroes Act (P.L. 112-56) The VOW to Hire Heroes Act states that all service members and their spouses must be provided transition assistance within 24 months of retirement and 12 months of separation (2011).
- Title 10, US Code Chapter 58 “Benefits and Services for Members being Separated or Recently Separated” codified language found in the VOW to Hire Heroes Act and the National Defense Authorization Act FY12.
- DTM 12-007 “Implementation of Mandatory Transition Assistance Program Participation for Eligible Service Members”
Establishes policy, assigns responsibilities and prescribes procedures by which the Military Departments administer the mandatory Transition Assistance Program.
- DoD Transition Assistance Program Memorandum of Understanding Sets forth the agreement between the DOD, DOL, VA, ED, USCG, SBA and OPM regarding the parties’ collaboration on the redesigned Transition Assistance Program (2014).
- OPNAVINST 1900.2B To implement provisions of references (a) through (k) and issue policy and guidance for establishment and execution of the Navy Transition Assistance Management Program (2007).
- NAVSHORE 002/12 Announces the rollout of revisions to the Transition Assistance Program (2012).
- WARNORD Rev (12-113a) CNIC way-ahead for the Implementation of Transition Goals Plan Succeed (2013).
- NAVADMIN 154/14 Expanded exemptions from attending DOLEW, instructions for first commander with UCMJ authority to certify DOLEW exemption, and criteria for using virtual JKO curriculum. (2014)
- NAVADMIN 334/12 Announces new requirements for mandatory service member participation in, and future enhancements to, the Transition Assistance Program. (2012)
- NAVADMIN 053/13 Announces the updated requirements for the Transition Assistance Program as mandated by law. (2013)
- NAVADMIN 187/13 Announces the third series for Transition Assistance Program (TAP) / Transition Goals, Plans, Success (GPS) implementation and provides additional information for the Capstone event. (2013)
- NAVRESFOR 004/13 Establishes standards and procedures for Reserve Component Sailors to meet legal and policy requirements set forth in the Veteran’s Opportunity to Work Act, Veterans Employment Initiative and Transition Assistance Program. (2013)
- VOW Act Memo from Office of Personnel Management Explains the “certification” or “statement of service” letter directing agencies to treat certain active duty service members as preference eligible before their DD Form 214 is received. (2012)
- Department of Labor Transition Assistance Program Operations Manual March 2015
- Director's Memorandum
- DoDINST 1332.35 Transition Assistance Program (TAP) for Military Families
Transition GPS Documents, Forms and Websites
Deployment of the new electronic form (eForm) called Service Members Pre-Separation/Transition Counseling and Career Readiness Standards eForm for Service Members Separating, Retiring, or Released from Active Duty (REFRAD) (DD Form 2648). The new DD Form 2648 was announced in NAVADMIN 260/16 and replaces the current Active-Duty Pre-Separation Checklist (DD Form 2648), Transition Assistance Program (TAP) Checklist for Deactivation / Demobilizing National Guard and Reserve Service Members (DD Form 2648-1), and Service Members Individual Transition Plan Checklist (DD Form 2958) used for Transition Goals, Plans, Success (GPS) and will improve data accuracy, create efficiencies, and streamline TAP data-gathering and sharing.
The new eForm was developed in three main phases and is designed to support the Transition GPS process:
- Pre-Separation Counseling - Mandatory counseling that is provided to eligible Service Members by TAP staff or command career counselors to inform members of services, benefits, curriculum, assessments, career readiness standards (CRS) deliverables, and individual transition plan during and after their separation, retirement, or release from active duty.
- CAPSTONE Review - Mandatory phase in which eligible Service Members produce evidence of the deliverables that meet the CRS to TAP staff or command career counselors before commander verification of CAPSTONE.
- Commander Verification - Mandatory phase in which eligible Service Members produce evidence of the deliverables that meet the CRS to the commander or their designee before separation, retirement, or release from active duty.
- Transition officers/career counselors/transition counselors must use the Defense Manpower Data Center web based TAP applications online tool to review and submit forms at https://pki.dmdc.osd.mil/tacl/.
- Additional information on the eForm is available at http://www.public.navy.mil/bupers-npc/career/Transition/pages/tap.aspx.
Documents for service members to bring to the 5-Day Workshop
- DD Form 2648 or DD Form 2648-1
- Individual Transition Plan (ITP)
- Career Interest Assessment Form (O*NET Interest Profiler or Kuder Journey)
- Verification of Military Experience and Training (VMET)
- Joint Service Transcript
- Recent evaluation or FITREP
- VA eBenefits Registration
- List of Service member’s household expenses
- Recent credit report (free at annualcreditreport.com)
- Recent Leave and Earnings Statement (LES)
Individual Transition Plan (ITP)
- ITP Block 1 – Personal Assessment
- ITP Block 2 – Employment
- ITP Block 3 – Higher Education
- ITP Block 4 – Technical Training
- ITP Block 5 – Entrepreneurship
- ITP Block 6 – Transition Milestones
Transition GPS Workshop Facilitator Guides
- Transition GPS Presenter’s Guide: Overview
- Transition GPS Presenter’s Guide: Overview (Slides)
- Resilient Transitions Facilitator Guide
- Resilient Transitions Facilitator (Slides)
- Military Occupation Code (MOC) Crosswalk Facilitator Guide
- Military Occupation Code (MOC) Crosswalk (Slides)
- Personal Financial Planning Facilitator Guide - (Updates)
- Financial Planning Presentation (Slides)
- Developing your Spending Plan (Slides)
- Analyze your Credit Report and Scores (Slides)
- Evaluate Salary and the Total Compensation Package (Slides)
- Leverage Resources for your Financial Future (Slides)
- Evaluate Cost of Living (Slides)
- Understanding How Taxes Change (Slides)
- Accessing Higher Education Facilitator Guide
- AHE Slides
- AHE Participant Guide