Why isn’t the DoD removing Dyncorp from Afghanistan?
Where in the hell is the Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) in Kandahar? Why have they refused to do anything about this issue of Dyncorp not paying their employees as agreed to? American expats have not been paid at all or have not been paid as agreed to. Some who have complained are being told by Dyncorp in-theater management to keep their mouths shut about it.
Foreign Nationals have not been paid as agreed. Some have been paid cash in theater. This was not agreed to and puts them at great risk for theft and assault and does their families no good in Bangalore or where ever they’re from.
Why is this not being stopped immediately. Months have gone by and Dyncorp still can not get this pay issue right. As much as I despise KBR, at least they paid their people on time and were prompt in correcting errors.
Now is the time for the DoD to “man up”, admit you made a mistake and issue a Level IV Corrective Action Request (CAR) to Dyncorp, kick them to the curb and award Fluor or KBR the Logistics support for the Afghanistan-South Area of Responsibility. This is Dyncorp’s Task Order 4 – $643.5M for the one-year base plus four one year options with a total evaluated value of $5.874 billion. Dyncorp has already lost its partner support from Agility due to indictments. Dyncorp does not deserve one more penny of this contract. And it would appear at this point even KBR is superior to Dyncorp in Afghanistan.
And…is anyone checking to see if Dyncorp is submitting pay vouchers to the DoD to be reimbursed for wages they haven’t paid. That is fraud!!
Now that this Health Care Bill is passed maybe our Senators and House Representatives can focus on other things. Like asking Secretary Gates why he is allowing Dyncorp to jeopardize the mission in Afghanistan South. As much as I would like to think otherwise, Dyncorp employees are not going to stay and support the US troops if they are not getting paid. Someone needs to get the stats on recent demob’s, talk to those people and find out why they left.
I know I have blogged about this before, and I will blog about it until every single person is getting paid on time and as agree to or….Dyncorp is removed from Afghanistan. This is total BS.
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If you are a current or former Dyncorp employee with pay issues, please tell us your story. Take the opportunity to use this forum to tell the DoD, ASC, ACO, DCMA, DCAA, DoJ, CWC and Congress your story. They do read this blog.