DoD, OPM Release New Details on NSPS ReviewFriday, May 15, 2009
(National Federation of Federal Employees)
Today, the office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense released new details concerning the pending review of the much-maligned National Security Personnel System.
In the news release, Deputy Secretary of Defense William Lynn called on the Defense Business Board, an independent advisory body to the DoD Secretary on management issues, to assemble a task force to review the system.
“The task group should deliver recommendations aimed at helping the Department determine (1) if the underlying design principles and methodology for implementation are reflected in the program objectives; (2) whether the program objectives are being met; and (3) whether NSPS is operating in a fair, transparent, and effective manner,” wrote Lynn in his instructions to the Defense Business Board.
The review board will be chaired by Rudy deLeon, the senior vice president of National Security and International Policy at the Center for American Progress in Washington, D.C. The other members of the group will be Michael Bayer, chairman of the Defense Business Board, and Robert Tobias, a professor at American University and director for the Institute for the Study of Public Policy Implementation.
“We praise Director Berry and Deputy Secretary Lynn for taking swift action to assess the National Security Personnel System," said NFFE National President Richard N. Brown. "Once it is exposed for the anti-union, anti-worker personnel system that it is, they will come to agree with us that nothing short of a complete repeal is the only way to move forward.”
According to the release, the group's findings will be unveiled later this summer.