Pentagon Orders Delay in IT Employee Transfers Following Union Protest

Government Executive: The Defense Department on Friday confirmed that it has postponed the transfer of roughly 1,200 information technology employees from 12 of the departments’ “fourth estate” agencies—support agencies that cover areas like IT, procurement and human resources—into the Defense Information Services Agency, following a protest by the nation’s largest federal employee union.

Last month, the American Federation of Government Employees filed an unfair labor practice against the Pentagon, alleging that management neglected to provide an opportunity to negotiate over how the transfers would be implemented, as required by law.

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