The National Security Personnel System (NSPS) transition office announced that its program to transition former NSPS personnel to GS status continues on schedule. According to the NSPS office monthly update, 127,700 of the 226,000 former NSPS employees have transitioned to GS pay plans as of August 15, 2010. Of those who have transitioned, 73 percent (92,700) have received salary increases. Of the remainder, 20 percent (25,900) were placed in pay retention status and received no pay increase. These employees current pay is higher than that for their new GS classification. This means they will receive 50 percent of future pay raises until their pay level comes in line with their new classification. Another 7 percent (9,300) in matched step status also received no pay increase.