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    NSPS Pay and Compensation

    Under NSPS there are five ways employees can receive a pay increase: • (Local Market Supplement (LMS) – Under NSPS, the LMS replaces locality pay and special salary rates. Employees are eligible for an LMS adjustment if they have a rating of record of Level 2 (Fair) or higher. • *Rate Range Adjustment* – A change in the minimum or maximum ...
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    Will the Defense Authorization Act Affect Your Pay?

    Will the Defense Authorization Act Affect Your Pay?
    The Program Executive Office of the National Security Personnel System (PEO NSPS) recently completed the 2008 performance-based payouts for employees who make meaningful contributions to DoD's mission. In January 2008, over 110,000 civilian employees received performance ratings and payouts for their contributions in 2007. Over the next few months the PEO will bring another 57,000 Defense employees under NSPS and continue ...
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    NSPS Ending One Cycle, Planning the Next One

    NSPS Ending One Cycle, Planning the Next One
    As you might already know, September and October are important times in the performance management cycle. Employees and supervisors are ending one cycle and planning for the next one. The Department of Defense recently announced the release of the Performance Appraisal Application 3.0 (PAA v3.0), which will go live on September 28th, 2008. This plan is being created to assist employees ...
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    January 2009 NSPS Payouts Approaching

    January 2009 NSPS Payouts Approaching
    With NSPS payouts approaching in January, it is important to understand the various components that make up the January pay changes under NSPS. The NSPS general salary increase is an across-the-board salary adjustment for NSPS employees who are rated “2” or higher under the NSPS performance management system. The amount of this increase is 60% of the government-wide General Schedule pay ...
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    2009 Payouts Complete for NSPS Employees: How Did You Fare?

     2009 Payouts Complete for NSPS Employees: How Did You Fare?
    h4. 2009 Payouts Complete for NSPS Employees In January 2009, the Department of Defense (DoD) completed performance-based payouts for employees working under NSPS. Close to 170,000 employees assigned to over 1,600 pay pools received final ratings and associated salary increases and/or bonuses. The overall average rating of record was 3.46 on a 5 point scale. The following chart shows the distribution ...
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    Comprehensive Government Salary Guide

    Comprehensive Government Salary Guide
    Government jobs are in demand! The Federal government is not only the nation's largest, but also its most diversified employer, with more than 2,000 different categories of employees. The diversity of government jobs available also means many different salaries and benefits packages. This comprehensive salary guide aims to reveal information related to government pay through a series of different methods. Use ...
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    Transition out of NSPS begins

    Transition out of NSPS begins
    The controversial National Security Personnel System will be officially phased out now that President Obama has signed the Defense Authorization Act. The pay-for-performance system currently covers more than 200,000 Defense civilians. Tim Curry is the Acting Program Executive Officer of NSPS. He recently took over after the departure of Brad Bunn and brings us an update on what his office is ...
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    Most NSPS Employees Headed for Full 2010 Pay Raise

    Most NSPS Employees Headed for Full 2010 Pay Raise
    Employees covered by the Pentagon's pay-for-performance system will receive the same base salary increase in January 2010 as their General Schedule counterparts, as long as their work is deemed acceptable, according to new orders from Defense Secretary Robert Gates. "Given the ongoing leadership review of [the National Security Personnel System] and in consideration of recommendations made by the Defense Business Board ...
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    NSPS Transition Office Launches Two Web-Based Training Courses

    NSPS Transition Office Launches Two Web-Based Training Courses
    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 ...
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    Pentagon's NSPS System Under Fire

    Pentagon's NSPS System Under Fire
    The Pentagon has been placed on the defensive over its personnel system. Two key members of the House Armed Services Committee, its chairman and the readiness subcommittee leader, have urged Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates to stop moving civilian employees into the department's controversial National Security Personnel System. In a Feb. 13 letter, Chairman Ike Skelton (D-Mo.) and Rep. Solomon P. ...
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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
    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 ...
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    FAQ's National Security Personnel System January 2010 Payout

    FAQ's National Security Personnel System January 2010 Payout
    National Security Personnel System January 2010 Payout Frequently Asked Questions *Q. What does the Secretary’s decision regarding the January 2010 GS base salary* increase mean for NSPS employees? A. NSPS employees with ratings of record of “2” or higher will receive 100 percent of the GS base salary increase as an across the board pay adjustment. *Q. Do NSPS employees with ...
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    How to Boost Your Salary Offer

    How to Boost Your Salary Offer
    So you’ve received an offer for a federal job. This means that you probably beat out dozens, or perhaps even hundreds, of competitors to rank as the hiring agency’s number one pick. Congratulations! You should feel great about your success. But even though you have bagged your target job, the application process is still not over. Why not? Because you have ...
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    NSPS Transition Planning Continues

    NSPS Transition Planning Continues
    The Department of Defense announced that the majority of NSPS employees are scheduled to transition to non-NSPS personnel systems by September 30, 2010, more than a year earlier than required by the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for FY 2010. This statute requires all employees to transition from NSPS by no later than January 1, 2012 with no loss of or ...
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    Findings on NSPS Pay Structure Leave Some Cold

    NSPS has been roundly criticized by staff members and union leaders who say subjective performance evaluations could be used to limit pay. The review panel heard many complaints that supervisors were pressured not to give too many employees a rating of 4, out of 5, apparently because money was not available to pay staffers who received the relatively high rating, according ...
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    2009 NSPS Salary Increases

    2009 NSPS Salary Increases
    About 284,000 government employees are currently awaiting conversion to the NSPS pay system, which is expected to grow to include over 700,000 civilian employees. A significant portion of these conversions are likely to take place during the 2009 year, and we're here to help you understand how it will effect your salary. Compared to General Schedule pay increases, NSPS reviews are ...
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    NSPS Training Center

    NSPS Training Center
    The National Security Personnel System (NSPS) is the Department of Defense’s (DoD) civilian management system. With annual self-assessments due September 30th are you prepared to present what you've accomplished? Your pay increase may be directly based on your NSPS evaluation. Can you be sure that you're writing the best self-assessment possible? Use these resources to ensure that you're fully submitting your ...
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    Converting to NSPS: What You Need to Know

    h3. Do I need to do anything to ensure my position converts to NSPS? No. Your position converts automatically into NSPS based on your permanent position of record. h3. Will I lose salary when my position converts to NSPS? No. Your position converts into NSPS based on your permanent position of record without a loss of pay. If eligible, you may ...
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    Pentagon's Pay-for-Performance Program Facing Fresh Round of Scrutiny

    Pentagon's Pay-for-Performance Program Facing Fresh Round of Scrutiny
    What does Uncle Sam do when he's thrown a hot potato? He appoints a committee to decide if he should eat it, throw it away or find some other half measure to please diverse constituencies. The latest example of this is the announcement by the Defense Department and the Office of Personnel Management that they will form a "task group" to ...
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