Sponsored by:

Comment, blog & share photos

Log in | Become a member
The Honolulu Advertiser

Posted on: Thursday, May 2, 2002

Appeals board sides with Army's staffing

Advertiser Staff

A U.S. Army Pacific administrative appeals board has upheld a decision to maintain in-house the jobs of 400 civilians who work for the Directorate of Public Works, U.S. Army Garrison, Hawai'i.

On Nov. 13, 2001, the Army announced that the in-house work force was determined to be more cost-effective than a private-industry contractor that bid for the work.

Both the contractor, Pacific Support Group, and the union representing the employees appealed the decision. The appeals board directed that changes be made to the cost comparison, but upheld the original decision.

The contractor can protest the board's decision to the General Accounting Office within 10 days.

Last week, an Army appeals board upheld a Jan. 10 decision to transfer Directorate of Logistics jobs to a Florida-based contractor, BAE Systems Inc. The decision affects about 200 civilian workers in areas such as maintenance and transportation.