PERSONNEL TRANSITION ASSISTANCE
Sources of Information
Web Sites subject to change or may be temporarily unavailable at certain times - Updated February 2003
Career Transition Resources http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.htm - Includes OPM Employee Guide and Federal regulation on career transition.
“Planning Your Future-A Federal Employee’s Survival Guide” http://safetynet.doleta.gov - Includes information on starting a new career, Federal retirement, RIFs and buyouts, 25 awful Resume mistakes, what not to say on an interview, and other topics.
Career Manager www.doi.gov/octc - Department of the Interior Career Manager includes Federal, State and Private Sector job listings; Developing a Transition Strategy, Self-Assessment and Exploration.
Career Planning (Suny Potsdam) http://www.potsdam.edu/Career/InternetCareers.html - Internet Connections for Career Planning.
Department of Defense Operation Transition http://www.dmdc.osd.mil/ot - A DoD sponsored system that includes a resume registry and referral system and a listing of want ads and other useful information to separating/retiring personnel.
OPM Career Transition Assistance http://www.opm.gov/ctap/html/ct-01.htm
DOD Displaced Employee Guide-Benefit & Entitlement Information http://www.cpms.osd.mil/care/Word/deguide.doc
DoD Priority Placement Program http://www.cpms.osd.mil/care/care_ppp.htm - Includes links to a pamphlet, fact sheets, a guide to DoD activities worldwide and vacancy announcement information.
Reemployment Priority List http://www.cpol.army.mil/permiss/63135.html
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) http://www.cpol.army.mil/permiss/63133.html
Benefits for Employees in Career Transition (RI-10-96) http://www.opm.gov/asd/pdf/ri10-096.pdf
Army Employment http://www.cpol.army.mil/employ/index.html - Provides access to Army vacancy announcements and Army Resume Builder
Air Force Employment (for Air Force employees unless specified otherwise) http://www.afpc.randolph.af.mil/cp/default.htm
DoD Finance and Accounting Service Employment http://www.dfas.mil/people
Official U.S. Government Site for Employment Information (USAJobs) http://www.usajobs.opm.gov - Provides current job openings, what’s hot, general employment related information, how to apply for a Federal position, veterans preference information, Federal salary and benefits, and other information sources.
FEDWORLD Federal Job Search http://www.fedworld.gov/jobs/jobsearch.html
Federal Jobs Digest-Private Source of Federal Job Information http://www.jobsfed.com
Various Job Banks/Information:
Headhunter.Net/Career Mosaic www.careermosaic.com
America’s Job Bank www.ajb.dni.us
Career Path www.careerpath.com
Monster Board www.monster.com
Brass Ring.Com http://www.brassring.com
Nation Job Network http://www.nationjob.com
The Riley Guide www.dbm.com/jobguide
Career Resource Center http://www.careers.org
Career Resource http://www.CareerResource.net
Career Web http://www.cweb.com
Web Monkey http://hotwired.lycos.com/webmonkey/jobs
Informus Employment Screening http://www.informus.com
Quest Link http://www.techreg.com
Army Benefits Center-Civilian (ABC-C) http://www.abc.army.mil
Reduction-in-Force http://www.opm.gov/rif/general/rifmenu.htm#emp-info - Includes links to OPM Regulations and Employee Guides
Adjusted Length of Service (Includes new rules effective 1 October 1998) http://www.cpol.army.mil/permiss/6a33.html
Reduction-in-Force Information (Army) http://www.cpol.army.mil/permiss/6a.html
Federal Retirement http://www.opm.gov/retire - Includes up-to-date information on Federal retirement systems, answers to frequently asked questions, information for new retirees and other hot retirement topics.
Federal Employee Insurance Programs http://www.opm.gov/insure - Includes life insurance and health plan information, answers to frequently asked questions, filing disputed claims, annuitant information, and patient bill of rights.
Thrift Savings Plan http://www.tsp.gov - Includes current information, account access, forms, publications, and a TSP calculator.
Federal Benefits http://www.opm.gov/asd/index.htm - Includes What’s Hot and What’s New in Federal Benefits and policy information.
Retirement and Insurance Publications http://www.opm.gov/asd/htm/PUB.htm - Provides access to various OPM retirement publications
Veterans Information http://www.opm.gov/veterans - Provides access to information on veterans’ preference eligibility, Veterans Employment Opportunity Act of 1998, Questions and Answers, and the “VetGuide”.
Voluntary Separation Incentive Pay (VSIP) Questions and Answers http://www.cpol.army.mil/permiss/6316.html
Social Security http://www.ssa.gov - Social Security Administration Home Page. Provide information on social security benefits and how to request a Personal Earnings and Benefit Estimate Statement.
Social Security Retirement Calculator http://www.ssa.gov/retire/calculators.htm - This estimates future Social Security retirement benefits and provides information on factors affecting retirement benefits, such as federal employment and military service.
Government Pension Offset http://www.ssa.gov/pubs/10007.html
A Pension From Work Not Covered by Social Security http://www.ssa.gov/pubs/10045.html
SSA Publications http://www.ssa.gov/pubs/englist.html#Retirement
Taxes http://www.irs.gov - Internal Revenue Service Home Page. Provides access to tax regulations, forms and publications, frequently asked tax questions and answers, direct link to electronic filing, and the daily IRS publication, “The Digital Daily”.
Note about employment web sites: There are numerous employment web sites. Those that are listed are done so merely as a convenience without intention of promoting one over another.