Category Archives: Transition

Pentagon transition begins, with a COVID-19 twist

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WASHINGTON — Less than a day after the General Services Administration opened the doors for the landing team from the Biden-Harris campaign to arrive at the Pentagon, members have already had two conversations with current defense officials, with more to come. But while the Presidential Transition Act of 1963 lays out clear directives on how […]

VA transition work on hold as Trump disputes Biden election win

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Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie said his department has not yet begun any transition work related to the projected election of Joe Biden as the next president, but he isn’t worried delays in that effort will disrupt any service to veterans in coming months. “It’s not going to hurt operations,” Wilkie said in an interview […]

Biden’s transition team for veterans issues includes community advocates and former VA leaders

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President-elect Joe Biden’s transition team for the Department of Veterans Affairs includes several agency alumni who will spend the next few months setting policy priorities for the incoming administration. The announcement of the team comes as President Donald Trump continues to dispute the results of the election, which the Associated Press on Saturday projected Biden […]

Lawmakers seek Transition Assistance Program change to increase civilian success

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U.S. Rep. Mike Levin, D- Calif., introduced legislation to adjust how service members are placed in counseling pathways provided by the Transition Assistance Program. This bill would build on the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act of 2019, which established at least three pathways for servicemembers receiving TAP counseling. These pathways are “designed based […]

Lawmakers seek Transition Assistance Program change to increase civilian success

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U.S. Rep. Mike Levin, D- Calif., introduced legislation to adjust how service members are placed in counseling pathways provided by the Transition Assistance Program. This bill would build on the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act of 2019, which established at least three pathways for servicemembers receiving TAP counseling. These pathways are “designed based […]

Lawmakers seek Transition Assistance Program change to increase civilian success

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U.S. Rep. Mike Levin (D-CA) introduced legislation to adjust how servicemembers are placed in counseling pathways provided by the Transition Assistance Program. This bill would build on the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act of 2019, which established at least three pathways for servicemembers receiving TAP counseling. These pathways are “designed based on servicemembers’ […]

Why veterans need more than Transition Assistance Programs

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The National Defense Authorization Act of 2020 mandates several improvements to the Transition Assistance Programs (TAP) that each of the services administer prior to a service member’s expiration of time in service (ETS). While long overdue, these improvements and their good intentions will still fall short of what transitioning service members ultimately need to set […]

Why veterans need more than Transition Assistance Programs

why-veterans-need-more-than-transition-assistance-programs

The National Defense Authorization Act of 2020 mandates several improvements to the Transition Assistance Programs (TAP) that each of the services administer prior to a service member’s expiration of time in service (ETS). While long overdue, these improvements and their good intentions will still fall short of what transitioning service members ultimately need to set […]