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NSPS Employees to Receive Full January 2010 GS Base Salary Increase

NSPS Employees to Receive Full January 2010 GS Base Salary Increase

National Security Personnel System

Each year, the Secretary of Defense authorizes an across the board annual pay adjustment for NSPS employees. The amount is based on the annual January General Schedule (GS) base salary increase. By law, NSPS employees rated above “unacceptable” or who do not have a rating of record receive at least 60 percent of the GS increase. The Secretary may allocate the other 40 percent to NSPS pay pools for performance-based salary increases.

For the performance cycle ending September 30, 2009, the Secretary of Defense has determined that NSPS employees, except for those rated “1 – Unacceptable,” will receive 100 percent of the GS base salary increase. No portion of the GS increase will be allocated to pay pool funds.

While the GS base salary increase will not be used for pay pool funding, pay pools will continue to have money available for performance-based salary increases and bonuses, preserving the link between pay and performance under NSPS.

The actual amount of the January increase will not be known until the President signs an Executive Order implementing the 2010 pay adjustment.

Read Frequently Asked Questions about the 2010 NSPS payout

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