Federal Union Coalition Files Lawsuit over NSPS Regs

Monday, November 7, 2005

Contact:  Randy Erwin   (202) 216-4451 (office)   (202) 898-1866 (fax)  


Washington, DC — Today, the National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE), along with nine other unions representing federal workers filed suit in the US District Court for the District of Columbia in response to the recently-issues regulations for the Pentagon's National Security Personnel System (NSPS).

"The regulations stand in direct violation of the law establishing NSPS," said NFFE National President Richard N. Brown.  "DoD knew well their proposed regulations were unlawful after the DHS ruling, yet they made few substantive changes to bring the NSPS regs into compliance with that ruling.  This is disrespectful to DoD employees and a huge waste of taxpayer dollars." 

The unions held a press briefing today on Capitol Hill announcing their intention to file suit.  They followed the event with a symbolic march through Washington to the District Court.

"Since the Pentagon first proposed NSPS, the unions have continually tried to have a meaningful discussion with DoD regarding the new personnel system, only to have our good-faith efforts rebuffed with claims we would not budge from the status quo," said Brown. "These regs demonstrate that the voice of DoD workers was not heard in the development of NSPS."

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