André Carson joined five fellow Indiana lawmakers to fight for hundreds of local jobs with the Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS). The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) thanked Carson for his support.
Six Indiana lawmakers sent a letter today to Department of Defense Comptroller Robert Hale questioning the scheme, which would partly reverse a 1991 consolidation that reduced costs while improving accounting and financial functions throughout the department.
The letter was signed by Reps. Andre Carson, Susan Brooks, Larry Bucshon and Jackie Walorski and Sens. Joe Donnelly and Dan Coats.
“We thank Congressman Carson and his five colleagues for seeking answers to important questions about this bizarre scheme,” Cox said. “DFAS won’t formally brief its own employees and the Army still has not provided AFGE with a briefing, despite a written commitment to do so.”
AFGE represents the civilian workforce at DFAS, which is responsible for paying all DoD military and civilian personnel, retirees and annuitants, as well as major DoD contractors and vendors. DFAS is based in Indianapolis, Ind., and also has offices in Cleveland; Columbus, Ohio; Limestone, Maine; Rome, N.Y.; Texarkana, Texas; as well as in Europe and Japan.