OPM: NSPS Is Officially Dead

January 9, 2012 3:27 PM
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The Office of Personnel Management recently released took action that officially removes the Department of Defense and Office of Personnel Management regulations concerning the National Security Personnel System (NSPS).

From the release:

Section 1101 of Public Law 108–36 (November 24, 2003) codified at 5 U.S.C. 9902, gave the Department of Defense (DOD) authority to establish a National Security Personnel System (NSPS) in regulations jointly prescribed by DOD and OPM (Office of Personnel Management). The original regulations were issued on November 1, 2005 (70 FR 66116).

The NSPS law was subsequently amended by section 1106 of Public Law 110–181 (January 28, 2008) and section 1106 of Public Law 110–417 (October 14, 2008). These amendments resulted in revised DOD/OPM regulations, which were issued on September 26, 2008 (73 FR 56344) and January 16, 2009 (74 FR 2757).

Section 1113 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010, Public Law 111–84, October 28, 2009, repealed the legal authority for NSPS and provided that any existing NSPS regulations would cease to be effective on January 1, 2012. Accordingly, we are removing the NSPS regulations found in chapter XCIX of title 5 of the Code of Federal Regulations effective on January 1, 2012.

See the full statement for more information.

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