Federal Manager's Daily Report

The Department of Defense has approved plans for the National

Security Personnel System, calling for “aggressive, but


event-driven schedules,” according to Secretary of the Navy

Gordon R. England, the American Forces Press Service has


It said the plan calls for submitting a labor-relations

draft regulation to the Federal Register by November, and

was approved following several weeks of review by six teams

of around 25 people representing various agencies within

DoD, and representatives from the Office of Personnel

Management and Office of Management and Budget.

“We’ll go through this in stages and phases,” said England.

“We’ll get feedback, and we’ll keep improving the program

as we proceed…We won’t rush it.”

Many of the other personnel system changes, such as

revised job classification and pay for performance rules,

are to be phased in starting with a pilot group in mid-2005.


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