Yesterday about 165,000 of 228,000 Department of Defense civilians under the outgoing National Security Personnel System (NSPS) transitioned to the General Schedule system.
Congress directed a repeal of the NSPS system in the 2010 Defense Appropriations Act and set the timeline for its completion by Jan. 1, 2012.
John H. James Jr., director of the NSPS Transition Office, told American Forces Press Service the priority for the transition is a smooth process that ensures, as Congress mandated, that no employee loses pay due to the transition.
To assist employees in becoming familiar with the GS system, the NSPS website offers information and training tools, including “GS-101,” a course that uses four lessons to introduce the nuts and bolts of GS. The lessons include:
- GS Classification Architecture and Salary Structure
- Changing Positions within the General Schedule
- Performance Management
- Career Development
For more information visit the NSPS transition page.