Obamacare Contractor Pays Employees to Spend Their Days Doing Nothing
'A billion dollar government contract involving hundreds of local workers'...
8:12 AM, May 13, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
An eye-opening report from KMOV about an Obamacare contractor using taxpayer dollars to pay their employees to spend all day doing nothing:
"A billion dollar government contract involving hundreds of local workers at an Obamacare processing center ... But now employees on the inside are stepping forward, asking, Is this why we're broke? Some of them claim to spend most of their day doing nothing," reports a local St. Louis reporter.
The contractor is called Serco and local reporter discovered that, despite there not being any work to be done, the government contractor is still hiring.
"The company is still hiring," says a local reporter. "A current employee wonders why ... After providing proof of employment, this Serco employee agreed to speak through the phone with their voice altered. The employee says hundreds of employees spend much of the day staring at computer screens, with little or no work to do."
The reporter asks the employee, "Are there some days where a data entry person may not process one single application?"
"There are weeks when a data entry person would not process an application," the employee responds.
The reporter explains, "The facility is one of three Serco locations that process paper applications, people seeking to qualify for insurance."
"It's no secret, the rollout for the website was a mess. But now that the website is running, this employee says the paper applications are trickling in less and less. Our employee doesn't appear to be the only one complaining. On April 16, a person claiming to be a former Serco employee posted this online, 'This place is a JOKE. There's nothing to do--NO WORK.'"
The reporter adds, "Our employee says every person who works here is happy to have a job, and wants to work hard. But frustration is mounting. Serco's contract is worth upwards of $1.2 billion."
The anonymous employee says the contract gets paid by the federal government per employee hired. Which is why it's in their interest to have a bunch of employees sitting around all day doing nothing.
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