[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 249 (Wednesday, December 28, 2011)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Page 81359]
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[FR Doc No: 2011-33235]



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Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 249 / Wednesday, December 28, 2011 / 
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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT

5 CFR Chapter XCIX

RIN 3206-AM 53


National Security Personnel System

AGENCY: Department of Defense; Office of Personnel Management.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This final rule removes the Department of Defense and Office 
of Personnel Management regulations concerning the National Security 
Personnel System (NSPS). Section 1113 of the National Defense 
Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010 repealed the legal authority for 
NSPS and provided that any existing NSPS regulations would cease to be 
effective on January 1, 2012.

DATES: Effective January 1, 2012.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paula Shipe, (703) 696-5376.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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Year 2010, Public Law 111-84, October 28, 2009, repealed the legal 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.

Office of Personnel Management.
John Berry,
Director, Office of Personnel Management, Department of Defense.
Jo Ann Rooney,
Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness.

CHAPTER XCIX--[REMOVED]

    Accordingly, by the authority of section 1113(b) of Public Law 111-
84, the Department of Defense and the Office of Personnel Management 
are amending title 5 of the Code of Federal Regulations by removing 
chapter XCIX (consisting of part 9901).

[FR Doc. 2011-33235 Filed 12-27-11; 8:45 am]
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