Employees at NSWCDD receive competitive salaries in addition to a robust benefits package. Those at our Dahlgren location also enjoy Washington, D.C. locality pay. All positions at NSWCDD fall under one of two Human Resources (HR) management systems: the Warfare Centers’ Personnel Demonstration Project (Demo) or the General Schedule (GS). Demo and GS have different mechanisms for setting pay and rewarding performance.
Demonstration Project (Demo)
Demo is a pay-for-performance system specifically designed to attract, reward, and retain high-performing employees. Under Demo, employees are compensated based on their performance and the degree to which their position impacts organizational goals. Approximately 95% of NSWCDD employees fall under this HR management system.
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General Schedule (GS)
Although GS is the most widely used HR system throughout the Federal Service, only about 5% of NSWCDD positions are GS. Unlike Demo, salary advancement under GS is based largely on longevity. However, employees with outstanding performance ratings may be considered for additional increases.