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DoD Union Applauds House Vote to Protect Civilian Jobs
from Outsourcing Amendment to Defense appropriations bill retains department-wide ban on conducting privatization
WASHINGTON – The American Federation of Government Employees
is praising the U.S. House of Representatives for including a bipartisan measure in next year’s Department of Defense
appropriations bill that will protect civilian jobs from being outsourced.
Armed Forces rely on civilian employees for a range of services that are vital to military readiness, from training warfighters
and maintaining equipment to treating the wounded and sustaining facilities,” AFGE National President J. David Cox Sr.
said. “The House action ensures that these jobs cannot be outsourced, since the current privatization process is biased
against federal workers.”
The House on June 15 included a provision in the
fiscal 2017 DoD Appropriations Bill that bans conducting public-private contracting studies under Office of Management and
Budget Circular A-76.
The provision was added as a bipartisan amendment offered by
Reps. Matt Cartwright of Pennsylvania, Walter Jones of North Carolina, Don Beyer of Virginia, and Rob Bishop of Utah. The
House approved the amendment by voice vote.
“A ban has been in place since
fiscal 2010 because of systemic problems with the contracting out process and DoD’s failure to produce a full and meaningful
inventory of its contractor workforce,” Cox said. “Some lawmakers have proposed lifting this ban, even though
these well-documented problems remain in place. I extend my heartfelt gratitude to the four members of Congress who pushed
to include a DoD-wide ban in the Defense appropriations bill.”
The Senate dropped
the moratorium from its version of the fiscal 2017 National Defense Authorization Act and failed to consider a bipartisan
amendment that would have restored the ban. This is the first time a DoD-wide ban has been included in the Defense appropriations
“Civilian employees are the backbone of our military and no effort to
outsource their jobs should move forward until DoD can show it has an unbiased process in place for conducting privatization
studies,” Cox said.
AFGE represents more than 270,000 DoD civilian employees
nationwide and overseas.
Defense Department Union Urges
Senate to Support Contracting Ban
Congress must maintain A-76 moratorium to ensure military readiness, AFGE says
WASHINGTON – The union representing more than 270,000 Department of Defense
workers is urging the Senate to maintain the ban on contracting out government services that are vital to military readiness.
“Congress has maintained a ban on contracting out Department of Defense
jobs since fiscal 2010
because of systemic problems with the contracting out process and DoD’s
failure to produce a full and meaningful inventory of its contractor workforce,” American Federation of Government Employees
National President J. David Cox Sr. said. “Those issues remain in place, so there is no justifiable reason for ending
the contracting ban now.”
A provision in the Senate version of the fiscal 2017 National
Defense Authorization Act would repeal the ban on conducting public-private contracting studies, under Office of Management
and Budget Circular A-76.
“Lifting the suspension of the A-76 process would
have a devastating and disruptive impact on the federal civilian workforce and on military readiness,” Cox said.
A bipartisan amendment to strike the repeal of the A-76 moratorium has been introduced by Senators Brian Schatz
of Hawaii and Sherrod Brown of Ohio. Fourteen Senators so far have signed on as cosponsors: Barbara Mikulski and Ben Cardin
of Maryland, Jim Inhofe and James Lankford of Oklahoma, Tim Kaine and Mark Warner of Virgina, Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley of
Oregon, Bob Casey of Pennsylvania, Chuck Schumer of New York, Mazie Hirono of Hawaii, Barbara Boxer of California, Dick Durbin
of Illinois, and Orrin Hatch of Utah.
The amendment also would repeal a provision
in the NDAA that waters down the current requirement for DoD to produce an inventory of its contractor services. By some estimates,
more than 95% of contractors would be excluded from the inventory if this provision passes, which would make the A-76 moratorium
Finally Some Good News for OPM Data Breach Victims
July 01, 2016
Current and former federal employees and job applicants whose personal information was stolen
during the data breaches into OPM’s computer systems are receiving enhanced protections under legislation advocated
by AFGE and passed by Congress.