UPDATE: Many Pennsylvania Home Care Workers Still Without Pay
Several hundred home care workers in Pennsylvania still have not been paid for their work in 2013.
Earlier this year, the state awarded a contract to a Boston-based firm, Public Partnerships LLC, to handle payroll for the estimated 22,000 home care workers who are paid through Medicaid waivers. A network of 37 local nonprofit agencies formerly provided payroll services.
The move has not gone smoothly, as thousands of workers went weeks without pay to start the year. Up to 20 percent of the workforce went unpaid for the entire month of January.
As of March 4, as many as 4 percent of the workers had still not seen a paycheck, the Allentown Morning Call reported.
State Auditor General Eugene DePasquale has said he will perform an audit to examine the problems surrounding the transition to Public Partnerships.
— by Matthew Ozga