Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP)
The Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) is an intra-agency program designed to afford selection priority to qualified federal employees who meet the definition of a “surplus” or “displaced” employee. The program helps agency employees improve their chances of finding a new job in their agency through selection priority after receiving official notification that your position is no longer needed or that you will be separated by Reduction-in-Force (RIF). Each agency has a specific CTAP containing more detailed information about the agency’s transition policies. Your human resources office should be able to explain the specifics for your agency.