Pa. auditor to review home-care worker pay delay

Posted: March 01, 2013

Pennsylvania's Auditor General Eugene DePasquale announced an audit of the Department of Public Welfare's contract with a Boston company that forced about 2,000 home-care workers in Pennsylvania to go for weeks without pay.

The problems followed the consolidation last year of payroll services for about 22,000 workers who care for the disabled in their homes from 37 mostly nonprofit providers across the state to one, Public Partnerships L.L.C.

The change was part of an effort to save money. "I commend DPW for this effort to reduce costs, but it seems clear that there was a disruption in payments to care workers after this contract was implemented," DePasquale said in a news release.

"It is important that we conduct an objective audit to quickly identify what went wrong, so we can work with the agency to avoid similar issues in the future."    - Harold Brubaker

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