– KGW Staff. June 27, 2014
PORTLAND — Workers at the failed Cover Oregon health care exchange will receive bonuses to keep them on the job as a transition is made to the federal Affordable Care Act…
“Many of the employees who voluntarily left Cover Oregon had key skills that are not easily replaced both in IT and in health care laws and regulations,” [interim CEO Clyde Hamstreet] said in the letter…
The bonuses will total $662,752, according to Cover Oregon spokeswoman Ariane Holm.
There are 161 remaining employees and 38 workers will get bonuses of one to three months of pay… Most all will get at least a bonus of two weeks pay if they stick around until next spring…
Our Response & Your Comments
These employees had “key skills?” You mean the skills required to create a web site that burned through $248 million and couldn’t sign up a single individual? “They are not easily replaced?” Right – Where else could you find people who could blow this much money and accomplish nothing?
Now answer these questions:
1) If you were looking for a job would you want “Cover Oregon” on your resume?
2) If you were hiring, would you want to hire anyone with “Cover Oregon” on his/her resume?
We didn’t think so.