Lackland Air Force Base, Texas –
Commanders from throughout Team Lackland attended a Senior Leader Forum Aug. 17 at the Gateway Club to learn more about the National Security Personnel System and their responsibilities.
The program, which lasted more than five hours, provided the leaders with training in many aspects of NSPS, explained the differences between the new system and the current civil service system and allowed them to ask questions of the NSPS team experts.
"Leadership is vital to the success of NSPS," said Gwen Edwards, NSPS Implementation Team leader. "Without their buy-in it would be nearly impossible to successfully transition to the new DoD personnel system."
In October, approximately 1,200 General Schedule (GS) non-bargaining unit civil service employees at Lackland will convert to NSPS in nearly every major organization on the base.
The Lackland NSPS champion, Col. Eric Wilbur, 37th Training Wing vice commander, said, "NSPS and performance-based evaluation and incentives are essential to the future of our civilian work force. This training is necessary to ensure we, as leaders, are prepared for the changes and can communicate these changes to our people."
Training for supervisors, managers and employees is on-going and another important step in the implementation process. Supervisors, managers and employees can sign up for the course on-line at: https://afkm.wpafb.af.mil/ASPs/CoP/OpenCoP.asp?Filter=OO-DP-AE-04
Pre-requisites for the course include completion of the "NSPS 101" course, available on-line at: http://www.cpms.osd.mil/nsps.
Those attending should also bring a copy of their unit's mission statement and goals, as well as their own position description or a core document of the unit's most predominant occupational series.
For specific questions, contact the Lackland NSPS Office at 671-2050, or via e-mail at Lackland.email@example.com.