• 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.

  • Navy needs to follow these steps to make pay for performance work

    The Navy’s pay for performance pilot is the first of its kind, but it needs to be careful not to fall in the pattern of past civilian programs.

  • 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.

  • GAO: DoD lacks plan to evaluate transitioned NSPS employees

    The Defense Department lacks details for how it will evaluate its 226,000 civilian employees after they transition from the merit-based National Security Personnel System to the General Schedule by the end of this year.

  • AFGE pulls out of NSPS talks

    The American Federation of Government Employees said Tuesday it will no longer participate in discussions related to the future status of DoD employees who had been part of the soon-to-be-terminated National Security Personnel System. The labor organization said ”union-busting” activities by the Air Force were the reason for its decision.

  • NSPS employees get 2.26 percent pay raise

    Federal Times reports on the raise employees in the National Security Personnel System will be getting this month.

  • NSPS transition on track

    The massive shift of workers out of the National Security Personnel System over to the General Schedule is on track, Federal News Radio reports.

  • NSPS transition 75 percent complete

    The NSPS Transition Office is working itself out of a job. We get an update from director John James.

  • NSPS Afterthoughts

    In politically super-charged Washington, the rule of thumb is this: never kick them UNTIL they are down. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says the punching bag de jour is the fast-fading Bush administration’s pay for performance plan. Some loved it, others hated it.

  • Report endorses pay for performance for Intel community

    A recent report from the National Academy of Public Administration says the principles behind the Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System are sound.