Update a subtask field based on a value from its parent

Does anyone know how I can create a post function that will update a field on a subtask to a value that is on the parent - but, the fields are not the same. So, I cannot use the post function update field from parent. In my instance, I have a custom field called Employee that is a user field on the parent and I want to have a transition on the subtask that is assigne to employee - thus, I was to copy the field from the employee field on the parent to the assign field on the subtask.

Any ideas?

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Make the employee field also for the subtask issuetype available (no need to put it in any screen). Then step 1:copy employee from parent to employee of subtask with update field from parent, then step 2: copy employee into assignee using copy value from another field postfunction.

I was trying to avoid that option. I was hoping that someone had done a plugin or script that might have accomplished this just because it requires significant existing issue/subtask updates and several workflow changes to accomplish. Thanks!

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