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SERCO employees face uncertain future

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he SERCO facility in Wentzville employs workers to process and verify applications for the Affordable Care Act.  (Credit: KMOV) he SERCO facility in Wentzville employs workers to process and verify applications for the Affordable Care Act.  (Credit: KMOV)
ST. CHARLES COUNTY (KMOV.com) -

The future of 1,200 jobs in St. Charles County are unclear.

The SERCO facility in Wentzville employs workers to process and verify applications for the Affordable Care Act. 

If the Affordable Care Act is repealed, it's unknown what will happen to those jobs.

According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, the contract between the government and SERCO runs through June of 2018. A CMS spokesperson could not say whether SERCO would still be paid if the Affordable Care Act is repealed. 

Wentzville City Administrator, David Gipson, said SERCO is the city's second largest employer. 

Gipson said, "This will be handled at the federal level, between SERCO and the federal government, on how they want to proceed. We are going to sit here and wait to see what happens and adjust accordingly." 

According to SERCO's website, the Wentzville facility is still hiring for new positions. 

In 2014, SERCO attracted national attention after a News 4 Investigation revealed employees were paid to do very little work.

Former employees told News 4 they spent much of the day playing games because there wasn't enough work. 

One employee told News 4, "our supervisor said if we process one or two of these (applications) a month we have done our job." 

An employee that quit SERCO in December said there were still slow periods, but overall the workload improved over the past two years. 

News 4 has requested comment from Senator Roy Blunt, Senator Claire McCaskill and the White House press office regarding the future of the SERCO facility in Wentzville and are waiting to hear back.

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