A Democratic Governor contracts with a Top 7
nationally leading H-1B visa outsourcing firm.
$71.4 million plan will outsource jobs
and off-shore work to India… at a higher cost to taxpayers.
Last week, Illinois Governor Patrick Quinn became national news for circumventing a three year procurement process on up to $190 million in no-bid IT contracts to implement ObamaCare. Now we expose the outsourcing of Illinois-based jobs to India in one of the largest bid-contract awards.
This is likely to be a key issue in the contested Democratic primary for Governor.
In June, the Quinn administration awarded a ten year $71.4 million staffing contract to Cognizant Technology Solutions. Evidence shows that the company is staffing operational headquarters in Chennai and Bangalore, India for the Illinois work.
Federal planning documents show charges of up to $109.28/ hour ($218,560 per year) to replace state employees earning $40-$75/ hour ($80k-$150k per year)- which includes health insurance and pension costs.
Federal taxpayers are paying 90% of this bill.
Our OpentheBooks.com Freedom of Information Act requests for transparency, including official planning, cost benefit analysis, key emails and implementation documents, were rejected by the Illinois Department of Health & Family Services. Fortunately, we were able to procure the information by other means.
If this saved taxpayer money for better outcomes, Governor Quinn might have an argument. But $218K of spending to replace $50K Illinois state jobs, it doesn’t look that way.
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