National Security Personnel System

  • Performance-based pay might work, but don’t count on it

    Guest columnist Jeff Neal says it’s hard to argue with the idea that top performers should receive some sort of compensation for their work. It is also hard to argue that most performance review processes are credible and effective.

  • Bob Tobias, American University

    A new performance award strategy could rise from the ashes of a now-defunct pay system at the Defense Department. DoD tried to replace the General Schedule system with a National Security Personnel System back in the mid-2000s, but the White House repealed it two years ago. Bob Tobias is Director of Key Executive Leadership Programs at American University. He was part of a Task Force that tried to improve the system back in 2009. He said one bright spot in the system could be the key to building a new performance culture across the federal government on In Depth with Francis Rose.

  • NSPS transition chief moves to missile agency

    The man leading the transition of more than 200,000 defense civilian workers into new pay systems has accepted a job at the Missile Defense Agency.

  • National Security Personnel System Examined

    The Defense Business Board’s task group examining the National Security Personnel System convenes a second day of hearings at the Hyatt Arlington hotel in Rosslyn this morning, this time to hear comments from DoD staff…