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Office of Work-Life Programs -
Transition Assistance Program (TAP) Toolkit

TRANSITION CHECKLIST
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SEMINAR SCHEDULE
The most current TAP training schedule is available on the CG Portal (keyword search: WorkLifeTraining). The schedule link is located beneath "Other Work-Life Trainings".
DEFINITIONS
  • Transition Assistance Seminar: A seminar which is held regionally throughout the Coast Guard and is coordinated by Transition/Relocation Managers (TRM). The seminars contain information such as interviewing techniques, resume writing, job search techniques, and veteran benefits.
  • Transition Services: Effective 1 October 1994, all members within 180 days of separation or retirement are eligible for transition services as described in enclosure (1) of COMDTINST 1900.2 (series). Eligibility for services is not affected by length or character of service.
  • Transition Benefits: Effective 1 October 1994, certain involuntarily separated members are eligible for transition benefits described in enclosure (2) of COMDTINST 1900.2 (series). Eligibility for transition benefits depends on the nature and characterization of a member's discharge. In general, members must meet the following conditions to be eligible for benefits: (a) were on active duty after 30 September 1994; (b) were or will be involuntarily separated between 1 October and 31 December 2001; and (c) were or will be discharged under conditions characterized as either honorable or general under honorable conditions. Specific eligibility criteria for benefits are provided in enclosure (3) of COMDTINST 1900.2 (series).
  • Pre-separation Counseling: A command representative will meet with all officer and enlisted SMs separating, retiring or entering the Disability Evaluation System approximately 180 days before separation and not later than 15 days after official notification of separation. This will be documented using DD Form 2648 (Pre-separation Counseling Checklist) and submitted for entry in the member's permanent record.
  • Pre-separation Guide: A handbook developed by the USCG TRMs to assist members in the separation from the service by providing useful information.
PROGRAM REFERENCES
STATUTES
CAREER READINESS STANDARDS (CRS)
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PRE-SEPARATION COUNSELING
  • DD Form 2648, Pre-separation Counseling Checklist for Transitioning Active Duty Service Members
  • DD Form 2648-1, Transition Assistance Program (TAP) Checklist for Deactivating/ Demobilizing National Guard and Reserve Service Members
INDIVIDUAL TRANSITION PLAN (ITP)
  • ITP Template (Blocks 1 through 6)
  • DD Form 2958, Service Member Career Readiness Standards/Individual Transition Plan Checklist
CAPSTONE
  • DD Form 2958, Service Member Career Readiness Standards/Individual Transition Plan Checklist
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