Sen. Roy Blunt (R., Mo.) expressed concern Wednesday over new claims made by an employee at a Wentzville company in receipt of a massive government contract.
The former employee has alleged that the company she worked for provided no work for employees, instead forcing them to pretend as if they were working for the sake of keeping up appearances.
Paula Bujewski was employed by Cognosante for two months. The company shared the same space as Serco. Cognosante worked with Serco to process healthcare applications. Serco had a $1.2 billion contract.
She shared experience with KMOV, "What I deducted from the time I was there is that somebody has figured out how to make a lot of money off this deal to do nothing."
Most stunning of all was her claim that her supervisor admitted that if the company processed one or two applications a month, they would have done a satisfactory job. "It was a lot of money to be spent on that little bit of nothing," she said.
Bujewski added, "They would tell us to come in dress professionally and act like we were working (to pretend) … pull our chairs in to our cubicles and yes, look at the screen as if we were reading things with fingers on the keyboard, and yes that's exactly what we did."