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Air Force civilians set for transition from NSPS to begin in July

WASHINGTON -- The majority of Air Force civilians will begin to transition from the National Security Personnel System to the General Schedule beginning July 4 and continuing through Sept. 12.

Mandated by the Fiscal 2010 National Defense Authorization Act, the conversion to the GS by the end of this fiscal year supports the deputy secretary of Defense's goal to convert most employees by Sept. 30.

About 90 percent of NSPS employees will transition by Sept. 30; the remaining 10 percent are statutory and DOD-approved exceptions to this conversion timeline, namely deployed civilians, few select medical professionals, and those employees that are transitioning to the Acquisition Demonstration Project.

In addition, employees affected by BRAC activities (e.g., realignment, transfer of function, transfer of work) will transition in accordance with gaining installation BRAC timelines or remain in NSPS through base closure.

Air Force transition out of NSPS will be accomplished predominantly by installation and servicing civilian personnel sections scheduled in the following four phases:

Phase 1: July 4
Air Force Engineering and Technical Services
Joint Base Andrews, Md.
Bolling Air Force Base, Washington, D.C.
Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
Minneapolis-St. Paul Air Reserve Station, Minn.
Niagara Falls Air Reserve Base, N.Y.
Youngstown ARS, Ohio

Phase II: July 18
Air Force Office of Special Investigations
Air Reserve Personnel Center
Andersen AFB, Guam
Aviano Air Base, Italy
Buckley AFB, Colo.
Joint Base Charleston, S.C.
Dobbins ARB, Ga.
Dyess AFB, Texas
F. E. Warren AFB, Wyo.
Fort Worth, Texas
Grand Forks AFB, N.D.
Grissom ARB, Ind.
Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii
Homestead ARB, Fla.
Incirlik AB, Turkey
Lajes Field, Azores
Little Rock AFB, Ark.
Los Angeles AFB, Calif.
Luke AFB, Ariz.
Malmstrom AFB, Mont.
Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.
McConnell AFB, Kan.
Minot AFB, N.D.
Moody AFB, Ga.
Seymour Johnson AFB, N.C.
Shaw AFB, S.C.
Sheppard AFB, Okla.
Spangdahlem AB, Germany
Vance AFB, Okla.
March ARB, Calif.
Pittsburgh International Airport Air Reserve Station, Pa.
Patrick AFB, Fla.
Westover ARB, Mass.
Yokota Air Base, Japan

Phase III: Aug. 15
Barksdale AFB, La.
Beale AFB, Calif.
Cannon AFB, N.M.
Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz.
Dover AFB, Del.
Eielson AFB, Alaska
Elmendorf AFB, Alaska
Fairchild AFB, Wash.
Holloman AFB, N.M.
Langley AFB, Va.
Laughlin AFB, Texas
Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J.
Misawa AB, Japan
Osan AB, South Korea
Royal Air Force Mildenhall, England
Selfridge ANG, Mich.
Travis AFB, Calif.
Whiteman AFB, Mo.

Phase 4: Sept. 12
Air Force Center for Engineering and the Environment (Lackland AFB, Texas, serviced)
U.S. Air Force Academy, Colo.
Altus AFB, Okla.
Arnold AFB, Tenn.
Brooks City-Base, Texas
Columbus AFB, Miss.
Edwards AFB, Calif.
Eglin AFB, Fla.
Ellsworth AFB, S.D.
Goodfellow AFB, Texas
Hanscom AFB, Mass./Rome ANG, N.Y.
Hill AFB, Nev.
Hurlburt Field, Fla.
Kadena AB, Japan
Keesler AFB, Miss.
Kirtland AFB, N.M.
Lackland AFB
MacDill AFB, Fla.
Maxwell AFB, Ala.
Mountain Home AFB, Idaho
Nellis AFB, Nev.
Offutt AFB, Neb.
Peterson AFB, Colo.
Pope AFB, N.C. (and tenants)
Ramstein AB, Germany
Randolph AFB, Texas
Robins AFB, Ga.
Schriever AFB, Colo.
Scott AFB, Ill.
Tinker AFB, Okla.
Tyndall AFB, Fla.
Vandenberg AFB, Calif.
Medical Support Agency (Lackland AFB serviced)
Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio

To assist civilian employees in understanding the GS personnel and position classification system, the following Web-based training modules are available at GS-101, Classifying Positions under GS and Performance Management: A Tool to Achieve Results.

There is also a Defense Connect Online PowerPoint briefing with voiceover, detailing the GS Air Force Performance Management system available on this same website.

These resources are available to introduce or reacquaint employees with the GS system. The DOD NSPS Transition Office website also contains information regarding the NSPS to GS transition at