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NSPS Training Available for All Employees

By Wayne Bryant | 37th Training Wing Public Affairs | Nov. 20, 2006

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Lackland Air Force Base, Texas — Approximately 1,600 Lackland AFB non-bargaining unit civilian employees will convert to the National Security Personnel System in October, according officials at the Department of Defense. Announcement of Lackland's participation came in late June.

One of the most important first steps in the process is ensuring those affected are trained in NSPS and are given as much information as possible.

"Our first goal is to provide training to every supervisor/manager and employee affected by the implementation," said Gwen Edwards, chief of the Lackland NSPS Implementation Office. "We are holding weekly training - two-day sessions for supervisors and one-day sessions for employees - in order to make this goal a reality."

She noted that training of managers and employees is the critical to the successful implementation of NSPS. "Many supervisors have already taken advantage of this training," she explained. "But, it's essential for everyone impacted by the conversion to NSPS to attend training. There are many changes involved in this new personnel system that everyone will need to know."

Supervisors, managers and employees can sign up for the course online 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 online 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.

"Our goal is to have as many people as possible trained and ready when NSPS becomes a reality at Lackland," Ms. Edwards added. "We've had some challenges along the way, but with implementation this close, it's more important than ever for people to receive training."

For specific questions, contact the Lackland NSPS Office at 671-4119, or email Lackland.nsps@lackland.af.mil