Army employees who want to continue federal service have access to excellent tools to locate another federal position. For example, the Priority Placement Program (PPP) is one of the federal government’s most successful tools for displaced federal employees. Some tools are available before mission completion, and some after. Your active participation in knowing what you want to do and where, keeping your resume updated, and taking required training will make you competitive for the position you want after mission completion.
Your transition specialist will be instrumental in helping schedule you for resume classes that are specifically created to help make you successful in the employment placement programs. The closer we get to our mission completion date, you will receive very detailed Priority Placement Program experts that will help you make decisions about how to register to get the areas and jobs you would like to compete for. Check out your site specific SharePoint sites that will periodically list details and briefings.
FEDERAL ASSISTANCE FOR DISPLACED FEDERAL EMPLOYEES
This section includes guides that explain special hiring tools for displaced employees.
** Priority Placement Program 2019 **
This guide explains the process of registering for PPP, which cannot be done until about a year prior to confirmed shutdown. You can use this program while still employed and after you are separated up to a year. This is a DoD program only so employees who sign up for this program can only be placed within a DoD organization.
| https://www.dcpas.osd.mil/sites/default/files/2021-09/PPP%20Handbook%20-%20Nov%202019.pdf |
** Priority Placement Program Fact Sheet Jul 14 **
Provides a summary of program.
** Re-employed Priority List 2014 Guide **
Guide to operating the RPL program. The RPL provides placement priority for current and former DoD career and career-conditional, competitive service employees, who are separated by reduction in force (RIF) or have received a RIF separation notice.
| https://www.dcpas.osd.mil/Content/Documents/RPLGuide.pdf |
** Pathways for Student & Recent Graduates **
For those who may want VSIP and head back to school, this site discusses pathways for students and recent graduates.
| https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/unique-hiring-paths/students/ |
** Videos About Government Careers **
Videos about specific careers in the government to include engineering and science, healthcare, and creative careers.
| https://www.usa.gov/government-job-videos |
** Occupational Series Handbook **
The handbook of all government series and their occupational names.
| https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/classifying-general-schedule-positions/occupationalhandbook.pdf |
** Exploring Urgent Hiring Needs by Occupation **
This allows employees to see the types of jobs that are always in demand or have a critical need for hiring.
| https://www.usajobs.gov/?c=opportunities |
** Federal Government Employment **
Opportunities within the Federal Government for various types of employment.
| https://www.usa.gov/government-jobs#item-35422 |
** USAJobs Virtual Events **
A link to the virtual conferences on resume writing, interview skills, navigating USAJobs and applying for federal positions.
| https://www.usajobs.gov/Notification/Events/ |
TOOLS on USAJOBs
Most federal jobs that employees will be able to qualify for are located on USAJOBs.gov website. Every employee interested in continuing federal service after mission completion should have a current and active account that has several resume versions also current. USAJOBS is an excellent tool to help you figure out what you want to do in federal service and it is an excellent tool for you to sign up for webinars to help assist you with searching for a position and for resume assistance. We have included a few tools that may be of interest to you on this site.
** Federal occupations by College Major **
Hiring paths and a comprehensive list of series and how they relate to education.
| https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/unique-hiring-paths/students/federal-occupations-by-college-major/ |
** Finding a Government vs Private Sector Job **
Defines the difference between federal government and private sector hiring. Great for those transitioning to private sector if they have been in the federal government for some time.
| https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/appointments/difference-from-private-sector/ |
The Employee’s Guide to Career Transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)
This guide will help inform and prepare you to take charge of your career.
(The Employee’s Guide to Career Transition Link) (public)
Civilian Human Resources Training Application System (CHRTAS)
The first step you should take as a member of the Army Civilian team is to complete an employee development plan via CHRTAS make this go to and have your supervisor provide feedback and approve it. Speak with your supervisor about what courses you can take in the near future to help make yourself competitive in the workplace, whether you decide to continue in federal service or go into private industry.
(CHRTAS Link) (you will enter your CAC card to log in)