OCSEA IT outsourcing abuse story gets national spotlight

Posted Jun. 13, 2017 by

As we recently reported, OCSEA members are raising public awareness about the ugly truth of Ohio’s IT contract abuse. And, now, AFSCME is telling their brave story on the national level. OCSEA member Jim Benedict, an ODJFS IT employee pictured above, and other IT state employees like him argue that state employees could do the job of expensive IT contractors for a fraction of the cost.

As reported in the Columbus Dispatch, the cost of State of Ohio IT services provided by outside contractors has more than doubled since 2010 under the current administration. Ohio now shells out $452 million a year on IT “personal services,” with some of those contracts going to companies that employ those who used to work for the state as IT executives. Read the story.