Careers App
ICTAP Eligibility Information

If you are a displaced Federal employee, you may be entitled to receive special selection priority under the ICTAP. The following categories of candidates are considered displaced employees:

  1. Current or former career or career-conditional (tenure group 1 or 2) competitive service employees who 1) received a specific RIF separation notice; or 2) separated because of a compensable injury or illness, whose compensation has been terminated and whose former agency certifies that it is unable to place them; 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 Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) that indicates "Retirement in lieu of RIF"; or 5) retired under the discontinued service retirement option; or 6) was or will be 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 disability retirement annuity under Section 8337(h) or 8456 of Title 5 United States Code.

To receive this priority consideration, you MUST:

  1. Apply for a position at or below the grade level of the position from which you were or will be separated and that does not have a greater promotion potential than the position from which you were or will be separated.

  2. Apply for a position in the same local commuting area from which you were or will be separated.

  3. Submit a copy of the appropriate documentation, such as a RIF separation notice, certificate of expected separation, an SF-50 stating you were separated by RIF, or a letter from OPM or your agency documenting your priority consideration status, with your application package.

  4. Submit your current (or last) performance rating of record, which must be at least fully successful or equivalent.

  5. Provide all required information specified in the vacancy announcement, e.g., SF-50s, performance appraisals, transcripts, etc. Failure to comply with ALL the instructions in the vacancy announcement will result in loss of priority consideration for the vacancy.

  6. File your application by the vacancy announcement closing date.

  7. Be rated "Well-Qualified" for the position. To be considered well-qualified, you must earn a score of 85 based upon the rating criteria established for this position.