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Oregon National Guard’s JTAP Contract Expires

Oregon National Guard’s JTAP Contract Expires

SALEM, Ore. – The fiscal year 2014 contract for the Oregon National Guard’s Joint Transition Assistance Program, known as JTAP, which assists service members and veterans with civilian job placement, has expired.

The contract employed approximately 16 contractors across the state of Oregon and was developed as part of the Reintegration Program to help returning war veterans find jobs.

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Federal funding was available for a new contract to continue these services for fiscal year 2015. However, no proposals to support the contract requirements were received during the solicitation process, resulting in a lapse in executing a new contract.

“Although the funding was available, we received zero quotes to fulfill this contract,” said Stephen Bomar, Director of Public Affairs, Oregon Military Department. “Since the contract was not executed, the funding had to be returned to the federal government.”

A new contract may be executed if funding is allocated in fiscal year 2015, which begins October 1, 2014. Meanwhile, Family Assistance Specialists with the Reintegration Program will work hand in hand with WorkSource Oregon to assist veterans and families seeking employment to continue these services.

“This is an amazing program, not just for the Oregon National Guard, but for all Oregon veterans and their families,” Bomar said. “We will continue to do our best to support this requirement.”

Oregon’s Reintegration Program has been recognized as one of the best in the nation. The JTAP program has helped secure employment for more than 1,200 veterans over the last 12 months.

Currently, the Oregon National Guard has nearly 1,000 Guard members mobilized in support of overseas operations, with the majority serving in Afghanistan. Many of these Oregon Guard members will be seeking civilian employment upon their return to Oregon next year.

For information about the JTAP program visit: http://www.orng-vet.org/employment/employment%20How%20Do%20I%20Start.html



One Response to “Oregon National Guard’s JTAP Contract Expires”

  1. John Doe says:

    This is a lie! The state of Oregon killed this contract on purpose! First they tried to send the money back a month early! Then they sent it out for bid and put it in the wrong catigory on purpos, knowing that nobody could bid on it. They(Oregon Leadership) does not want to manage this program any longer. There are over 1000 soldiers from the Oregon Guard deployed right now that will be needing jobs when they get back. Letting a program like this just go away is a complete leadership failure! This just goes to show what many soldiers have been saying for years, the leaders of the Oregon National Guard do not care about the low level soldiers, they are just another number that can be easily replaced!

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