Skip to comments.Obamacare Contractor Pays Employees to ‘Do Nothing’
Posted on 05/14/2014 6:06:43 PM PDT by grundle
Last summer, the federal government was greeted with raised eyebrows when it awarded a UK-based firm a contract worth $1.2 billion to process Obamacare applications. At the same time, the company was being investigated for overbilling the British government tens of millions of pounds.
Though it managed to work through a year of Obamacares implementation relatively unnoticed, the contractor, Serco Inc., is back in the spotlightand raising questions over the validity of its work.
A report by KMOV.com in St. Louis claims that Sercotasked with processing Obamacare applicationsis allegedly paying its workers to do nothing at all.
Employees told the local television station that they are instructed to simply stare at a computer screen and hit refresh every 10 minutes.
"There are some weeks that a data entry person would not process an application," an employee told KMOV.
The report suggests that Serco is keeping an unnecessary number of employees because it gets paid per worker, instead of by the number of applications they are processing. They are currently hiring.
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"Taxpayers Pay Obamacare Contractor to Pay Employees to Do Nothing"?
Couldn’t we pay monkeys with peanuts to hit refresh every 10 minutes ?
Ummm, there ARE Americans OUT OF WORK... are democrats nuts?
Yes, and that’s a great point that you bring up. Your title is far more accurate.