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Taps for the National Security Personnel System

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As of this Sunday, the National Security Personnel System is officially defunct.

In a Federal Register notice published today, the Office of Personnel Management and the Defense Department report that they are repealing the regulations accompanying the controversial pay-for-performance system effective Jan. 1. The repeal is basically just housekeeping; the 2010 National Defense Authorization Act ended the legal authority for the NSPS and declared that any existing regs would be toast by the beginning of 2012.

Should anyone need a refresher on what the very long-running flap was about, incidentally, this Federal Times article offers a good recap.


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  1. NormfromGA Says:
    December 30th, 2011 at 9:14 am

    What better reason is there to Party Hearty Saturday night?

    Happy New Year to everyone!