Last August, OPM made the new programs permanent. The programs, known as the Career Transition Assistance Plan and the Interagency Career Transition Plan, together helped place 2,768 executive branch employees in other federal jobs in fiscal 2001, according to OPM.
At the Defense Department, 2,272 employees were placed in new Defense jobs agency in fiscal 2001. Since their inception, the programs have placed more than 30,000 employees in new jobs-- almost half of those eligible for assistance. During the same time period, 24,601 federal employees were let go through reductions in force. The report is available at the OPM Web site.