Skip to Content


Transition Assistance Program (TAP) for Military Personnel

Document Details

Information about this document as published in the Federal Register.

Document Statistics
Document page views are updated periodically throughout the day and are cumulative counts for this document including its time on Public Inspection. Counts are subject to sampling, reprocessing and revision (up or down) throughout the day.
Enhanced Content

Relevant information about this document from provides additional context. This information is not part of the official Federal Register document.

Published Document

This document has been published in the Federal Register. Use the PDF linked in the document sidebar for the official electronic format.

Start Preamble


Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness, Department of Defense (DoD).


Final rule.


This final rule removes the regulation concerning the DoD Transition Assistance Program (TAP). TAP provides information and training to ensure Service members and eligible spouses transitioning from active-duty are prepared for their next step in life, whether it is to pursue additional education, find a job in the public or private sector, or start their own business. This part summarizes the benefits in statute and internal policy. Therefore, this part is duplicative and unnecessary and should be removed from the CFR.


Effective Date: This rule is effective on September 13, 2019.

Start Further Info


Ronald H. Horne, (703) 614-8631.

End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information


It has been determined that publication of this CFR part removal for public comment is impracticable, unnecessary, and contrary to public interest since it is based on removing DoD internal policies and procedures that are publicly available on the Department's website.

DoD internal guidance will continue to be published in DoD Instruction 1332.35, “Transition Assistance Program,” at​Directives/​issuances/​dodi/​.

Removal of this part does not reduce burden or costs to the public as it will not change how transition assistance is provided to caregivers, spouses and dependents of eligible Service members.

This rule is not significant under Executive Order (E.O.) 12866, “Regulatory Planning and Review.” Therefore, the requirements of E.O. 13771, “Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs,” do not apply.

Start List of Subjects

List of Subjects in 32 CFR Part 88

  • Employment
  • Military personnel
End List of Subjects Start Part


End Part Start Amendment Part

Accordingly, by the authority of 5 U.S.C. 301, 32 CFR part 88 is removed.

End Amendment Part Start Signature

Dated: September 10, 2019.

Aaron T. Siegel,

Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.

End Signature End Supplemental Information

[FR Doc. 2019-19868 Filed 9-12-19; 8:45 am]