Pre-Separation Counseling Brief Also known as: Filling out the DD-2648 form Fill out the DD-2648 completely BEFORE you attend TRS 1
DD-2648 / DD-2648-1 Active Duty use DD-2648 Reservists use DD-2648-1 Bring three completed copies to TRS. Use Black or blue ink only. Ensure copies are dark and legible. MAKE SURE YOU CAN VIEW THE NOTES SECTION IN THESE SLIDES. More information is there 2
BLOCKS 1-4 • Block 1: Last name, first name, MI • Block 2: Full SSN • Block 3: Pay grade • Block 4: Date of birth yyyymmdd If needed, line through any incorrect information and write the correct data just above.
BLOCKS 5-6c • Block 5: Check appropriate service • Block 5a: AC=active duty; AR=active reserve • Block 6a, 6b, 6c: This refers to the location of your TRS class MCAS NEW RIVER NC28545 If needed, line through any incorrect information and write the correct data just above.
BLOCKS 7 • Block 7: Your EAS; if pending a new EAS, use date on your ID Card. • Block 7a: Select appropriate box.
Blocks 8 • Block 8: Starting date of your TRS class. • Block 8a: If your TRS Class starts 89 days or less from your EAS, “X” this box.
Blocks 9 • Block 9: Check as appropriate • Block 9a: Check as appropriate – No one will be contacting you. You are not signing up for anything.
PAGE 2 • Enter your Last name, First name, MI, full SSN on pages 2, 3, 4 and 5 • Do NOT fill out the SPOUSE column unless you are a civilian spouse attending the TRS.
Page 2 • Each line must be checked either YES or NO. OK X • You can NOT check a box and then make a line down the sheet to imply the same answer. NO
Page 2 Remaining questions are a Pre-Attendance Survey. Right now, as you read each question, do you want more information about that subject? You will check Yes or No . No one contacts you with more information. You are not signing up for anything. This is a resource to use later, when you have time to research these subjects. • Where/who to contact for more information. 10
PAGE 2 Effects of a Career Change #10 What Is Stress? Stress is a mismatch between the demands in our lives and the resources we have available to deal with those demands. It is a physical response to a situation that, if ignored, can lead to conflict, mental and physical exhaustion or even serious illness. You may not be stressed but your family members may be. Resources to Help Deal with Stress Counseling Support Branch Chaplain Hospital – Mental Health VA VET Center MilitaryOneSource Marine For Life Select Yes or No on the form if you plan on seeking more information about #10 11
PAGE 2 DOL Employment Workshop #11a You will receive a minimum of 2 days of training on this program during your TRS. Information on Federal Employment, Online Networking, Create a draft Resume. Plan a successful transition back to a civilian. • Job Hunting, Skills Assessment, Resume Writing, Interview Techniques, Dress for Success are covered. 12
PAGE 2 Download and bring your VMET to your TRS http://www.dmdc.osd.mil/vmet A printout of your military education and training. Helpful in resume writing. Pulled from your unit diary information. Translates military to civilian terminology. Corrections – must be done by your IPAC/ PSD/ Personnel Office Verification of Military Experience and Training (VMET) #11b
PAGE 2 What civilian jobs use your military Skills? /ONET #11c O*Net & MyNextMove • Research types of careers, daily routines, salaries, skills/training needed, projected job growth. • Interest Profiler – a questionnaire to match your interests and training with other career fields • Browse civilian careers similar to your Military field in the O*Net Crosswalk • www.onetcenter.orgwww.mynextmove.org
PAGE 2 Licensing, Certification, and Apprenticeship #11c(1)&(a) Does your military job require a license or certification in the civilian world? What’s the difference between Licensed and Certified? GI Bill can be utilized to pay for exam fees and apprentice training www.gibill.va.gov www.careeronestop.org/credentialing/credentialinghome.asp 15
PAGE 2 US Army Credentialing On-line #11c(1)(b) https://www.cool.army.mil Does your military training get you close to being Licensed or Certified? Civilian credentialing requirements Identify credentials related to military occupations Financial Assistance
PAGE 2 USMAP #11c(1)(c) https://usmap.cnet.navy.mil USMAP USMilitary Apprentice Program While on active duty, work towards a civilian apprenticeship Recognized by DOL (Dept of Labor) Includes A&P Certification 17
PAGE 2 DANTES #11c(1)(d) Get tested on what you already know & skip some college classes . Save college time and money. DANTES sponsors a wide range of examination programs to assist service members in meeting their educational goals. They include: Credit-By-Exam - CLEP, DSST College Entrance Tests – SAT, ACT, GMAT, GRE, LSAT Other - GED, Praxis See your local Education Office for services available www.dantes.doded.mil 18
Page 2 Navy COOL #11c(1)(e) https://www.cool.navy.mil Does your military training get you close to being Licensed or certified? Identify credentials related to military occupations Civilian credentialing requirements Similar to the Army Cool site
Page 2 TurboTAP #11d & (1) Online version of the TRS (aka GPS) Locate resources/ agencies referenced during TRS An interactive Career Decision Toolkit to help you plan your transition . In-depth information/links to related subjects: money management, veterans benefits, education and training, health care and more www.turbotap.orgwww.dol.gov/vets/ www.turboTAP.org/portal/transition/resources/Employment_Hub
Page 2 Hire Vets First #11d(2) • Hire Vets First is no longer available. • Select No on the form. State Job Boards #11d(3) • Every state has a help-wanted job board for their state • First place to look for local/statewide jobs • Employers can search for applicants • Applicants can search for positions www.careeronestop.org/jobsearch/cos_jobsites.aspx
Page 2 #11d(4) Assists Wounded and Injured service members and their family reintegrate into the civilian workforce DOL REALifelines Advisors 1-866-487-2365 One-on-One Employment Assistance Online Resources for all veterans www.dol.gov/vets/REALifelines 22
Page 2 Public and Community Service Opportunities (PACS) #11e • Non-profit, public, and community organizations • Schools Hospitals Law Enforcement • Tutoring Mentoring Assist elderly • Register for PACS http://www.turbotap.org/portal/transition/lifestyles/Employment/Public_and_Community_Service_PACS_Registry_Program www.nationalservice.gov www.serve.gov
Page 2 #11f Teacher and Teacher’s Aide Opportunities Eligibility and Qualifications Financial Assistance Available - Stipend/Bonus Hire In Advance Program www.proudtoserveagain.com www.dantes.doded.mil/ 24
Federal Employment Opportunities #11g, 11g(3) and 11g(5) Veterans’ Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA) Veterans Preference Special Hiring Authority Veterans Recruitment Appointment 30 Percent or More Disabled Veterans OPM: www.opm.gov FedsHireVets www.fedshirevets.gov/job/shav/index.aspx 25
Page 2 #11g(1) Official job site of the federal government Office of Personnel Management (OPM) website One-stop source for federal jobs www.usajobs.gov
Go-Defense.com #11g(2) DOD job website Careers in national defense Entry level to executive level www.godefense.com
Veterans Federal Procurement Opportunities #11g(4) Maximizing participation Eligible small businesses Veteran advantages www.sam.gov and www.fbo.gov 28
Page 2 NAF Hiring Preference #11h One-Time Preference Must be Involuntary Separation or VSI/SSB Camp Lejeune NAF Personnel Office (910) 451-JOBS (5627) http://www.cpms.osd.mil/nafppo/about_nafppo.aspx 29
Page 2 State Employment AgenciesOne Stop Career Centers #11i and 11i(1) Priority for Job referral, testing and counseling Local Veteran Employment Representative Disabled Veteran Outreach Program Specialist www.servicelocator.org www.careeronestop.org 30
Page 2 Workforce Investment Act #11i(2) Provides training and education WIA services and information are available through the local One-stop Career Centers www.doleta.gov/usworkforce/wia/act.cfm
Page 2 Small Business Administration and the SBA Patriot Express Loan #11j(1) Small Business Administration Services Veteran Advantages Patriot Express Loan Eligibility Amounts www.sba.gov 32
Page 2 National Veteran’s Business Development Corporation #11j(2) Congressionally mandated Reinforcement of assistance to Veterans Referral Contact Information www.veteranscorp.org www.buzgate.org/8.0/al/fh.html?cb=vetcorp 33
Information On Employment And Reemployment Rights And Obligations (USERRA) For Active Duty Service Members #11k • You may be entitled to get your old civilian job back • Several criteria apply • Generally no more than 5 years of active duty www.dol.gov/vets/programs/userra/ www.esgr.org/site/
Page 2 “Priority Of Service” #11l Veteran and eligible spouses are given priority over others for any DoL funded programs www.doleta.gov/programs/VETS/ www.servicelocator.org
Page 3 “Relocation #12a • Permissive and Excess Leave • May be authorized for job seeking and house hunting • No more than 30 days can be granted. • Service members who separate at the end of a normal term of service are not eligible.
Page 3 “Relocation #12b • Travel & Transportation Allowances • Separation: To Home Of Record (HOR) or PLace Entered Active Duty (PLEAD). 180 day time limit • Retirement: from duty station to a home of selection (HOS). 1 year time limit • Storage time frames vary
Page 3 “Contact Information for Housing Counseling Assistance #13 • Government quarters: Pre -move out inspection requirements. • HUD Housing & Urban Development : avoiding foreclosure, buying and selling a home. • Homeless Assistance programs. • Affordable housing.
Page 3 “Education #14 • Post 9-11 GI Bill – tuition, books, can pay a monthly housing allowance • Montgomery GI Bill • Yellow Ribbon Program • Base Ed & the VA will have more information
Page 3 US Department of Education Federal Aid Programs #14b The Federal Aid program includes grants, loans and work-study programs. Upward Bound – Refresh your academic skills to successfully complete your college program www.federalstudentaid.ed.gov www2.ed.gov/programs/triovub/index.html 40
Page 3 Other Federal, State, Local Education/Training Programs #14c • Base Education • Counselors • College level testing • Tuition Assistance and Financial Aid
Page 3 Healthcare and Mental Health Services #15a • VA Briefing • TRICARE • DOD Mental Health Self Assessment Online
Page 3 Transitional Healthcare Benefit/TRICARE #15a(1) • Eligibility criteria • 180 days Health coverage • Pay quarterly Premiums and deductibles • Must enroll / re-enroll
Page 3 VA Health Administration #15a(2) Page 3 • VA Disability Compensation – tax-free • VA Pension – low income & disabled or over 65 • All veterans are potentially eligible for VA health care
Page 3 VA Vet Center #15a(3) Page 3 • Readjustment Counseling Services • Key Access link between other VA departments • Specific eligibility requirements
Page 3 State & Local Health Care and Mental Health Services #15a(4) Page 3 • Behavioral and environmental health • Physical well-being • Welfare, Foster Parenting, Aging Rehabilitation
Page 3 Health Care and other Benefits provided by the VA #15b Page 3 • Tricare – retirees & eligible beneficiaries • Re-enroll in Tricare Prime to continue it. • DOD Delta Care – ends at separation/retirement
Page 3 VA Health Care #15b(1) Page 3 • Must meet eligibility requirements • VA healthcare – medical, surgical, readjustment counseling, rehabilitative care
Page 3 VA Dental Care #15b(2) Page 3 • Must meet extensive eligibility criteria • Limited services
Page 3 Continued Health Care Benefits Program #16a Continued Health Care Benefit Program Registration timeline – 60 days $1065 per quarter for one Individual $2390 per quarter for a family Research other options for Coverage Separating with military health issues Provides continuous health coverage for pre-existing. www.humana-military.com 50