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What is ICTAP?


Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) gives an eligible, well-qualified employee selection priority over almost any other applicant from outside the agency. Under ICTAP, employees must apply for positions in the local commuting area and include proof that they were displaced. For example, a Department of Defense (DOD) employee with a Reduction in Force (RIF) separation notice could apply for a competitive service vacancy in the local commuting area at the Department of Education (DOE). In most cases, DOE must select this well-qualified person for the position before choosing another applicant from outside the agency.  *Note to DoD Employees: The Department of Defense does not provide agency selection priority through the Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP). Instead, DoD uses the Priority Placement Program (PPP) to help place its surplus employees. DoD also provides career transition services to its employees to the extent possible. Displaced DoD workers can also register for their local Reemployment Priority Lists, and request selection priority for jobs in non-DoD agencies using ICTAP.  

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