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Assistant Secretary for Administration
Office of Human Resources Management
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United States Department of Agriculture
CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN (CTAP) WEBSITE
This website will assist human resources (HR) specialists within the Department of Agriculture (USDA) to find surplus letters quickly. Below is a listing of the contact information on current CTAP letters, including state, city, human resourcesí contact names (one primary and one alternate contact) and phone numbers, current series and grade, and date of eligibility.
In order to ensure CTAP eligibility is not overlooked, the following instructions are required:
Submission of Information
The USDA HR offices will be responsible for submitting the above-mentioned contact information when a surplus letter is issued or rescinded, or once the employee is separated. When a Mission Area/Agency HR office receives updated information regarding the status of an employee, he or she must e-mail and/or fax the information to the Office of Human Resources Management (OHRM). The HR contact information must to be received by OHRM within two business days of receipt of the surplus letter issued. OHRM will have three business days to post the HR contact information on the CTAP website.
Mission Area/Agency HR staff needs to check the CTAP website continuously, to ensure information is accurate and up-to-date. OHRM will ensure the HR contact information is implemented, updated and maintained on the OHRM website. The CTAP information has been incorporated in the revised USDA CTAP Departmental Regulation.
Format of Contact Information
The format for submitting information may be a straight list of the state, city, human resourcesí contact names and phone numbers, current series and grade, and date of eligibility. It is imperative to identify your alternate. An example is shown below:
Current CTAP Letter Issuance
Date Request is Issued
HR Contact: Jennifer Roberts, Phone Number: (202) 720-0000
Alternate HR Contact: Michael Smith, Phone Number: (202) 720-0001
Date of Eligibility: June 1, 2007
Office of Human Resources Management Contact Information
HR Specialists should send additions and deletions to:
SURPLUS LETTERS ISSUED
July 15, 2020