The difference between NAF & Civilian Personnel employment:
NAF employment is considered federal employment. It is, however, different from federal civil service employment because the monies used to pay the salaries of NAF employees comes from a different source. Civil service positions are paid for by money appropriated by Congress. NAF money, on the other hand, is self-generated by Air Force clubs, bowling centers, golf courses, and other activities that use NAF employees.
The 35th Force Support Squadron is currently one of the largest employers on Misawa AB, offering a variety of non-appropriated fund (NAF) positions ranging from administrative, food services, recreational, lodging, and child development.
The Civilian Personnel Section (CPS) is the administrative office here to assist those who have been selected for an APF post for the Department of the Air Force, both GS & WG, at Misawa Air Base. Civil Service positions within the federal government are classified by occupational series, grade or pay level, and pay plan. Pay plans identify the pay system under which the position is covered. Many white-collar employees are paid under the General Schedule (GS).