NSPS Transition Office Launches Two Web-Based Training Courses
National Security Personnel System
The NSPS Transition Office has developed two web-based training courses to support employees during the transition. While the courses address the various responsibilities of managers and supervisors, the content is useful for all employees to help them prepare for the transition and gain a level of comfort regarding classification and performance management processes. Courses are described as follows:
- Classifying Positions under GS: A Primer for Supervisors describes how positions are classified in the General Schedule (GS). The course covers supervisory roles and responsibilities associated with conversion from NSPS to GS, providing information via four unique lessons: Classification in Context; Introduction to GS Classification; Writing a Position Description; and Addressing Special Situations.
- Performance Management: A Tool to Achieve Results provides techniques for conducting performance conversations; methods for setting clear performance goals; practical tips for creating a culture of giving and receiving feedback; steps for rating performance; and ideas for rewarding individual and team performance.
The NSPS Transition Office will continue to develop resources and keep everyone informed as the transition continues.