This study examines whether Transition Assistance Program (TAP) helps transitioning service members find work as the researchers surveyed 350 Army personnel who have or could have utilized TAP services and found that 65% of the respondents used TAP services, with a majority (75%) using the services while active duty. In practice, Returning service members and veterans seeking employment or need help with their post-military goals should utilize TAP services, remembering that TAP services have been expanded to cater more to their individual needs. In policy, increasing workshop quantity and scheduling flexibility as well as utilizing more local facilitators and HR professionals to co-facilitate the TAP classes and workshops may also be helpful. Suggestions for future study include surveying personnel from all military branches, as well as determining ways TAP services can be improved to better assist veterans with less than two years of service obtain maximum benefits.
Faurer, J., Rogers-Brodersen, A., & Bailie, P. (2013). Managing the re-employment of military veterans through the Transition Assistance Program (TAP). Journal of Business & Economics Research, 12(1), 55-60. https://doi.org/10.19030/jber.v12i1.8378
Military and Veterans Studies | Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration | Social and Behavioral Sciences
Transition assistance program (TAP), Military veteran employment
Veterans--Employment; Veteran reintegration
Employment and Economic Opportunity; Government and Community Services
Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University
Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University, "Research Brief: "Managing the Re-Employment of Military Veterans through the Transition Assistance Program (TAP)"" (2014). Institute for Veterans and Military Families. 232.
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