Description/Abstract

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.

Original Citation

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

Document Type

Brief

Disciplines

Military and Veterans Studies | Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration | Social and Behavioral Sciences

Extent

2 pages

DCMI Type

Text

Keywords

Transition assistance program (TAP), Military veteran employment

Subject

Veterans--Employment; Veteran reintegration

Portfolio

Employment and Economic Opportunity; Government and Community Services

Geographic Area

United States

Publisher

Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University

Date

12-12-2014

Language

English

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

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