About T&ETransition and Employment
Have you just returned from deployment? Do you have a service-related injury or healthcare issue? Do you need to find a new job? Perhaps you’re about to retire from service and you’re looking for someone to show you how to get back into the swing of civilian life. The Transition Assistance and Employment Support programs within TMD Family Support Services can help you navigate transition, employment, benefits, and financial changes due to change in military to civilian status.
TRANSITION ASSISTANCE ADVISORS (TAAS)
The purpose of the Transition Assistance Advisor (TAA) program is to provide a professional in each state/territory to serve as the statewide point of contact to assist Service members in accessing Department of Veterans Affairs benefits and healthcare services. Each TAA also provides assistance in obtaining entitlements through the TRICARE Military Health System and access to community resources.
Texas TAAs: 512-289-4048 or 512-963-2390
PERSONAL FINANCE CONSULTANTS (PFCS)
Personal Finance Consultants (PFCs) are provided through DoD to the military services at various installations throughout the states. They are able to provide financial education presentations on a number of topics, one-on-one counseling sessions, and help explain the Blended Retirement System (BRS) to service members and families.
The Texas Military Department will have three of the 22 total PFCs in Texas. TMD PFCs will be located in Austin, Ft Worth and San Antonio, though all PFCs are intended to support all service members within their area. A list with contact information to the PFCs will be published when received.
Personal Finance Consultants (PFCs)
Citizen Soldier Finanical and Employment Readienss (CSFER)
The Citizen Soldier Finanical and Employment Readienss (CSFER) program's mission is to ensure all service members and their families within the 54 States and Territories are provided employment and transition services that improve their readiness and strengthen local communities. The program shall also provide focus on service members who are in the initial phase of the Soldier Life Cycle (SLC) through the Recruit Sustainment Program (RSP) locations, while offering services to those that are unemployed, over-employed, or underemployed within that RSP's geographic area.
CSFER is focused on providing:
- Coordination of financial guidance and creation of a 12 month budget for all new recruits.
- Ensure eligible service members enrolled in e-Benefits
- Career guidance and resume creation guidance to all eligible service members and families
- Employment and education opportunities in line with career goals.
- Job interview guidance and conduct mock interviews to best prepare eligible service members and families for interviewing
- Coordinate with employment agencies and companies with openings.