Department of Defense and Office of Personnel Management: National Security Personnel System
GAO-09-84R, Oct 14, 2008
GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) and the Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) new rule on the National Security Personnel System (NSPS). GAO found that (1) the rule updates regulations that govern the operation of the NSPS regarding compensation, classification, and performance management. It eliminates several subparts dealing with areas where NSPS now falls under government-wide rules, such as staffing, workforce shaping, adverse actions, appeals, and labor relations, and provides specific details for entitlement to retroactive effective date of a classification decision and provides discretionary authority to give targeted general salary increases to designated occupational series; and (2) DOD and OPM complied with applicable requirements in promulgating the rule.