John H. James, Jr., has been appointed to lead the sizeable task of reforming the National Security Personnel System (NSPS) by serving as director of the NSPS Transition Office (NSPSTO).
He will be charged with overseeing the shift of 226,000 Department of Defense civilians from NSPS to pre-NSPS personnel systems. The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010 (NDAA 2010) ordered the repeal of NSPS and mandated the transition of all NSPS employees, to appropriate non-NSPS personnel systems, without suffering a loss in pay.
The bill is also set to provide for “new authorities regarding a new performance management system; redesigned hiring procedures; mandatory training for supervisors; and the ability for the Department to request Congressional approval for additional personnel authorities and flexibilities.”
NSPS will remain operational through the transitional period for all organizations covered by NSPS until the transition for their particular organization has been completed.
NDAA 2010 requires the entire change to be finalized by January 1, 2011.
The primary goal of the program will be to execute the shift as painlessly as possible for all involved employees.
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