18 May 2005


Historical Quotes: "Should any political party attempt to abolish Social Security, unemployment insurance, and eliminate labor laws and farm programs, you would not hear of that party again in our political history. There is a tiny splinter group, of course, that believes you can do these things. Among them are (a) few other Texas oil millionaires, and an occasional politician or businessman from other areas. Their number is negligible and they are stupid." President Dwight D Eisenhower 11/8/54


UDWC submits a presentation to DoD and OPM

Subpart E Staffing and Employment


This subpart sets forth policies and procedures for the establishment of qualification requirements; recruitment for, and appointment to, positions; and assignment, reassignment, detail, transfer, or promotion of employees. Without infringing on management's rights our suggestions to the Federal Register in this area is flexible and protective where it applies to National Security. We must have checks and balances in this area and we will be watchful of the hiring practices of non-citizen hiring.



Subpart F Workforce Shaping


Besides the fact that this subpart has nothing to do with National Security, we have fought the fight on keeping veterans preference, retention registers, and seniority rights. This subpart contains the regulations implementing the provisions concerning the Department's system for realignment, reorganizing, and reshaping its workforce. This applies to categories of positions and employees affected by such actions resulting from the planned elimination, addition, or redistribution of functions, duties, or skills within or among organizational units, including realignment, reshaping, delayering and similar organizational-based restructuring actions.

NSPS turns Veterans Preference on its head!


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Quote of the day: "Would I be more comfortable than sitting here with my butt on fire" AFGE Mark Roth after being asked if he would feel comfortable with higher levels approving competitive areas in a reduction in force.