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Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program

Displace Employees Requesting Special Selection Priority Consideration Under the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP)

If you are a displaced Federal employee, you may be entitled to receive special priority selection under the ICTAP. To receive this priority consideration you must:

  1. 1. Be a displaced Federal employee. You must submit a copy of the appropriate documentation such as a RIF separation notice, a letter from OPM or your agency documenting your priority consideration status with your application package by the closing date of the announcement. The following categories of candidates are considered displaced employees.
    1. Current or former career or career-conditional (Tenure group I or II) competitive service employees who:
      1. Received a specific RIF separation notice; or
      2. Separated because of a compensable injury, whose compensation has been terminated, and whose former agency certifies that it is unable to place; or
      3. Retired with a disability and whose disability annuity has been or is being terminated; or
      4. Upon receipt of a RIF separation notice retired on the effective date of the RIF and submits a Standard Form 50 that indicates "Retirement in lieu of RIF"; or
      5. Retired under the discontinued service retirement option; or
      6. Was separated because he/she declined a transfer of function or directed reassignment to another commuting area.
    2. Former Military Reserve or National Guard Technicians who are receiving a special Office of Personnel Management (OPM) disability retirement annuity under section 8337 (h) or 8456 of title 5 United States Code.
  2. Be applying for a position at or below the grade level of the position from which you have been separated. The position must not have a greater promotion potential than the position from which you were separated.
  3. Have a current (or last) performance rating of record of at least fully successful or equivalent. This must be submitted with your application package by the closing date of the announcement. (This requirement does not apply to candidates who are eligible due to compensable injury or disability retirement.)
  4. Occupy or be displaced from a position in the same local commuting area of the position for which you are requesting priority consideration.
  5. File your application by the vacancy announcement closing date and meet all the application criteria (e.g., submit all required documentation, etc.)
  6. Be rated well-qualified for the position. Well-qualified employees are eligible displaced Federal employees who meet all education and experience requirements, applicable selective criteria factor(s) and receive a rating of 85 out of possible 100.


ICTAP: If you are claiming ICTAP, submit a copy of your Reduction in Force (RIF) Notice or other equivalent agency notification documenting your eligibility, a copy of your current (or last) performance rating of record, and a copy of your Notification of Personnel Action, SF-50, or equivalent showing: the position, grade level and duty location of the position from which you were (or will be) separated, your full performance level or career ladder. You must submit this documentation by the closing date of this announcement. You must claim that you are applying as an ICTAP eligible in the announcement questionnaire.

This page last reviewed on October 5, 2017

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