Last month, the President and Congress directed the Department of Defense to terminate the National Security Personnel System (NSPS). "The Secretary of Defense shall take all actions which may be necessary to provide, beginning no later than 6 months after the date of enactment of this Act, for the orderly termination of the National Security Personnel System and conversion of all employees and positions from such System, by not later than January 1, 2012, to the statutory pay system [applicable before the conversion to NSPS]." No employee shall suffer any loss of or decrease in pay during and after the pay system transition.
I believe this decision provides us with an opportunity to evaluate our current civilian policies beyond those specific to NSPS to ensure they enable mission accomplishment, reward initiative, and provide opportunities for career advancement.
In order to back out of NSPS and create a smooth transition to a new system, we need your advice and recommendations. What policies are working and should be preserved? What policies should Navy and DoD change? What other ideas do you have that may result in attracting and retaining our civilian talent? All the best, JCHjr