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CSC and VSC downsizing and reducing wages

Old Dec 1st 2007, 6:12 am
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So wait.....they charge us more (much much more) and then pay the employees less and reduce the numbers of employees....?

Labor Department opens an investigation after a new contractor reduces wages in Laguna Niguel federal office.
Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
November 29, 2007

The U.S. Department of Labor is investigating whether the company that employs workers who process immigration and citizenship applications in Orange County violated federal regulations by cutting their pay under a new contract that begins next week.

Nearly a third of the 600 employees at the federal Citizenship and Immigration Services office in Laguna Niguel, which handles paperwork from around the world, will have their wages reduced -- in some cases by more than $7 an hour -- when the new contractor takes over Monday.

Nearly half of the 400 workers covered under the same contract in St. Albans, Vt., also will have their wages cut.

Many of the California and Vermont employees have worked at the immigration agency for years under different companies. Although the non-union employees work in the federal buildings, the government outsources the jobs to a private company. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, part of the Department of Homeland Security, in September awarded the new contract to Virginia-based Stanley Associates Inc., which Fortune magazine called one of the 100 best companies to work for.

Labor Department spokesman David James confirmed the investigation in an e-mail but declined further comment.

Employees in Laguna Niguel have been picketing in front of the Chet Holifield Federal Building for two weeks. The salary reductions and their effect on morale come as officials are wading through a backlog of immigration and citizenship applications filed over the summer.

Bill Crisp, 59, said he has been a quality control inspector at the Laguna Niguel office for seven years, earning $20.22 an hour. Beginning Monday, he said, he will earn $12.98 an hour -- about 36% less -- in a new job as a data entry clerk.

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Didn't know that CIS processing was outsourced....
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Old Dec 1st 2007, 4:37 pm
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So wait.....they charge us more (much much more) and then pay the employees less and reduce the numbers of employees....?




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Didn't know that CIS processing was outsourced....
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Yep, for years. I guess this might be the reason for the change in filing procedures of stand-alone I-130's on pretty short notice.
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Old Dec 5th 2007, 12:58 am
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any gossip on how long its taking approvals to get to NVC from CSC now?

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any gossip on how long its taking approvals to get to NVC from CSC now?

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They don't xfer back that direction dave.

You will get notice directly from CSC if you get approved.
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Default Re: CSC and VSC downsizing and reducing wages

Well at least that proves the CSC and VSC at least have some employees in the first place. Now with the TSC and their performance, I'm not so convinced there is actually anyone there at all to layoff.
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