Problems plague NSPS
- By Stephanie Kanowitz
- Jul 23, 2007
"Survey: Most HR officials favor ditching GS pay system
"? They obviously have not seen the unpaid overtime that our supervisors have been putting in and the work that was not getting done because of National Security Personnel System deadlines. I wonder if we late comers to the NSPS system will get the (seemingly) fantastic pay raises that some of our friends on the bases that were in the "beta" testing have reported? Or will the rumor that our NSPS pay pool is a somewhat smaller pool than what they were getting be the cold, hard fact?
Also, granted the General Schedule system is a slower progression than industry, and it allows less-than-useful employees to advance at the same rate of the real workers, but having worked in industry for 18 years prior to going GS, I have seen that the NSPS-style system also has its problems, especially if you are not in the face of the person doing the evaluations every day. And senior supervisors are saying that the GS system is not going away, it will just be invisible lines in NSPS. It would be interesting to see how much NSPS is costing, especially if you add up the unpaid overtime that those who are tasked with the implementation have put in and the disruption to real work that it caused. Anonymous