The National Security Personnel System (NSPS) transition office reported that its program to transition former NSPS personnel to GS status is right on schedule.   According to the NSPS office's monthly update, 171,985 former NSPS employees have transitioned to GS pay plans as of September 30, 2010.  This is 75 percent of the 226,000 total NSPS employees and meets the end of year target set by the NSPS transition office in February.  Of those who have transitioned, 72 percent (124,200) have received salary increases.  Of the remainder, 21 percent (35,117) were placed in pay retention status and received no pay increase.  These employees' current pay is higher than that for their new GS classification. Those employees in pay retention status will receive 50 percent of future pay raises until their pay level comes in line with their new classification.  Another 7 percent (12,668) in matched step status also received no pay increase.  In other transition action, the NSPS transition office released updated pay tools and guides for the 2010 pay pool reconciliation process.  There are two sets of tools and guides: one set for those who will transition by December 31, 2010 and another set for those who will transition after January 1, 2011.  These guides are available on the NSPS website.