COBOL reading RPG created files

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COBOL
RPG file
I am trying to read a RPG created file with special characters in the data fields (EX: EP$DEPT,etc). Is there a way I can remap the fields in a COBOL program. I tried a logical mapping over the PF but when I rename the fields in the LF removing the $ sign, I get compile errors because the LF can't find the fields.

Software/Hardware used:
OS400

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