Accession Number:

ADA503182

Title:

National Security Personnel System (NSPS) - 2008 Evaluation Report

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE ARLINGTON VA NATIONAL SECURITY PERSONNEL SYSTEM

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2009-05-15

Pagination or Media Count:

201.0

Abstract:

Attached is the first internal program evaluation report on the National Security Personnel System NSPS, prepared under the auspices of section 9901.107 of the NSPS regulation, which states that the Department will evaluate NSPS regulations and their implementation. The Program Executive Office PEO, on behalf of the Secretary, carries out the evaluation activities as part of the PEO mission. NSPS was designed to be a flexible system to meet the wide ranging needs of many different DoD organizations and their employees. Spiral implementation has enabled the Department to learn continuously through formal and informal evaluation activities, and to adjust the system and its supporting tools along the way. This evaluation encompasses NSPS staffing, pay, and performance features, as they were implemented through mid-2008 for Spiral 1 organizations, and is based on information captured after the first full rating cycle and first full year of operation for most of the Spiral workforce. The report is intended to show where NSPS stood at the end of Spiral 1 in relation to its Key Performance Parameters, and to highlight areas for attention. SRA International, Inc., a support contractor to the PEO, carried out the evaluation. The firm has years of experience in evaluating alternative personnel systems, including DoD personnel demonstration projects for both the laboratory and acquisition communities. SRA is also extremely well-versed in NSPS data and processes, and has supported the PEO from the beginning of the NSPS program. The evaluation considered implementation program activities analyzed performance rating and pay outcomes sampled performance plans and assessments analyzed workforce opinions in 2006-2008 Status of Forces Surveys of DOD civilians and assessed the practices and views of local managers, employees, and supervisors at twelve Spiral 1 organizations. The report illustrates that the program is experiencing issues typical of major programs involving sign

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE