The National Security Personnel System (NSPS) was authorized under the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2004. The NSPS legislation allows the Department of Defense to build a new personnel management system for its civilian workforce to address the unique role of civilians in DoD. NSPS will change how civilians are hired, assigned, rewarded, advanced, and removed, as well as how appeals are handled - all within the context of merit system principles, accommodation of veterans' preference, and respect for bargaining. The system will be established in collaboration with employee representatives and in coordination with the Office of Personnel Management.
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