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Permanent Change of Station (PCS) Moves Associated with the Atlanta Terminal Radar Approach Control (TRACON)

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A local agreement between FAA and the National Air Traffic Controllers Association is in conflict with a national collective bargaining agreement and may cost the Government as much as $1 million in permanent change of station expenses, according to a memorandum we issued to FAA’s Air Traffic Services. The local agreement allowed 44 Air Traffic employees transferring to the new Atlanta Terminal Radar Approach Control (TRACON) eligibility for paid permanent change-of-station moves, resulting in a significant waste of taxpayer dollars. Because of our concern that the agreement may establish a precedent at other locations seeking to consolidate—such as the Potomac and Northern California TRACONs—we asked Air Traffic Services to immediate steps ensuring that similar agreements are not developed.