Panel reviewing Pentagon’s pay system announces meetings

Group will collect input from personnel experts and members of the public in late June.

The task force reviewing the Defense Department's controversial pay-for-performance system will hold two public meetings in June, according to a schedule released on Wednesday.

The panel will meet on June 25 to hear testimony from experts who have previously testified before Congress on the National Security Personnel System, the Defense Business Board announced. And on June 26 the task force will discuss previously submitted comments from the general public. Both meetings will be held at the Hyatt in Arlington, Va.

The three-member task force, headed by former Deputy Secretary of Defense Rudy deLeon, is expected to release a report by the end of the summer that will help determine the fate of NSPS, which has been in a holding pattern since March, when the Obama administration ordered the review.

More information about how to participate in the meetings will be available on the Defense Business Board's Web site.

The panel will accept written comments from the public until June 26, but suggests submitting them by June 18 to allow time for them to receive full consideration. Comments should be sent to:

The Defense Business Board
ATTN: Ms. Phyllis Ferguson
2521 South Clark St., Room 650
Arlington, Va. 22202