Workers have tried to recoup back pay since 2015 from contractor Consultis, but US agencies continue to kick the can down the road
Augusta Wood worked in IT support under a federal contractor for the Department of Veteran Affairs in Florida for about four years. It seemed like a safe job. Instead, Wood experienced thousands of dollars in wage theft and is one of more than 40 workers for a federal contractor who have been trying since 2015 to recoup their pay. They have yet to receive any of it.
Workers say the contractor – Consultis – and government agencies have deflected responsibility to one another for over $500,000 in back pay owed to workers for this contract alone.