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Edition: Mon, June 13, 2005
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TODAY'S FOCUS

NATIONAL SECURITY PERSONNEL SYSTEM (NSPS)

The NSPS provides DoD with a flexible, agile human resources system to meet the demands of a dynamic national security mission, while preserving the core, enduring values of the civil service.

The NSPS will modernize an outdated civil service system and allow human resources to attract, recruit, retain and manage quality civilian employees.

The NSPS will:
- Enable employees to have greater opportunity to affect their pay through excellent performance.

- Enable managers to recruit/retain high quality talent more effectively.

- Improve reduction in force (RIF) procedures, which in turn will provide for less disruption associated with RIF and greater emphasis on performance as a factor in retention.

- Expedited disciplinary and appeals process.

The NSPS proposal will change the rules in the following areas:
- Classification
- Pay/Compensation
- Performance Management
- Hiring
- Reduction in Force
- Adverse Actions
- Appeals
- Labor Relations

The NSPS proposal will NOT change the rules in the following areas:
- Merit System Principles
- Rules against prohibited personnel practices
- Whistleblower protections
- Veterans Preference
- Benefits (retirement, health, life, etc.)
- Anti-discrimination laws
- Fundamental due process
- Allowances and travel/subsistence expenses
- Training
- Leave and work schedules
- Other personnel systems in law
- Lab Demo organizations (until FY 08)

For more information on NSPS, click here.

INFORMATION YOU CAN USE

Soldier's Radio and Television (SRTV) has produced a segment titled "Kids Support" about support groups for children who have a parent deployed to Iraq. Watch the news clip here.

CALENDAR

June 13, 2005
Tonight, the Learning Channel will air Long Distance Delivery at 10 p.m. EDT. The program tells the stories of three families and the changes they went through while a loved one was in Iraq. (More information)

June 13-19, 2005
Operation Homecoming USA is sponsoring a week-long event honoring America's Vietnam Veterans. The event, America's Tribute to Vietnam Veterans, will be held in Branson, Mo. Some 10,000 participants are expected from across the nation. (More information)

June 16, 2005
The Military Channel will air a three-part special "Best Ranger" competition from 8 - 11 p.m. EDT. (Story)

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