IC Leaders Announce National Civilian Compensation Program (NICCP)

The National Civilian Compensation Program (NICCP) is a transformational human capital initiative designed to ensure that the IC can continue to recruit, reward, and retain the world's premier intelligence workforce. Under the IC directives that establish the NICCP, the pay of civilian employees will now be based on performance and labor market. The directives include safeguards to ensure that all performance and pay decisions are fair, transparent and merit-based. In this regard, the NICCP is based on a decade of experience in the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency, which has pioneered one of the most successful pay-for-performance systems in the Federal Government. The NICCP represents a historic agreement between the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) and the heads of those cabinet departments and agencies that have the authority to set the pay of their IC employees. Presently, this includes the Departments of Defense and Homeland Security, the Central Intelligence Agency, parts of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. "This initiative has the potential to truly transform the IC. It will enable us to reward our employees when they meet or exceed our performance expectations, while ensuring that they keep pace with our competition in the labor market. At the same time, it will help us reinforce those common values and competencies that are central to a culture of collaboration," said DNI Mike McConnell.

Related Intelligence Community Directives:

650: National Intelligence Civilian Compensation Program: Guiding Principles and Framework

652: Performance-Based Pay for the Intelligence Community Civilian Workforce

653: Pay Setting and Administration Policies for the IC Civilian Workforce

654: Performance-Based Pay for the Intelligence Community Civilian Workforce

656: Performance Management System Requirements for IC Senior Civilians Officers

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