Serco Confirms 660 Layoffs: Processing Facility for CMS Will Close by June 30

Serco Confirms 660 Layoffs
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Serco Inc., part of Serco Group plc (LON:SRP, OTCMKTS:SCGPY), will be cutting 660 jobs in Missouri. As a result, one of its subcontractors, Cognosante, LLC, will also be cutting 84 jobs in the state.

Serco Inc. is an IT service management company that provides operational support to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), as well as to other government and business clients. The company has lost its contract with CMS, so it will no longer be operating its facility in Wentzville, Missouri. Serco’s Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) notice states that the Serco processing facility will be closing permanently, no later than June 30.

The Serco layoffs in 2018 will affect all of the employees at the Wentzville facility, and these Missouri layoffs will be permanent. The employees will not have any bumping rights or transfer rights.

Here is the list of the job titles and the number of employees affected by the Serco layoffs in 2018 at the company’s Wentzville facility.

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Job Title Employee Count
Business Analyst 7
Facilities Manager 1
General Clerk II 319
General Clerk III 182
Network Engineer 1
Production Control Clerk 13
Project Leader 6
QA Specialist 4
Quality Control Clerk 61
Secretary 1
Program Manager 1
System Administrator 4
Task Supervisor 44
Tech Instructor 13
Training Specialist 3
Total 660

Serco’s Sub-Contractor to Cut 84 Jobs

Cognosante, LLC is a subcontractor that works for Serco, providing operational support for CMS. The Serco processing facility closing in Wentzville will lead to layoffs at the Cognosante facility in the same city. As with the Serco closure, Cognosante will permanently close its facility by June 30.

Cognosante will terminate its entire Wentzville staff, starting around April 6. The job cuts will be permanent, and the affected employees won’t have any bumping rights.

Here is the list of the job titles and the number of employees affected by the Cognosante layoffs in 2018:

Employment Terminations Scheduled to Occur During 14-Day Period Beginning April 6, 2018
General Clerk II 12
General Clerk III 10
Team Manager 2
Employment Terminations Scheduled to Occur During 14-Day Period Beginning May 4, 2018
General Clerk II 2
General Clerk III 10
Team Manager 2
Employment Terminations Scheduled to Occur During 14-Day Period Beginning June 1, 2018
General Clerk II 2
General Clerk III 18
Team Manager 2
Terminations Scheduled to Occur During 14-Day Period Beginning June 15, 2018
General Clerk II 6
General Clerk III 15
Trainer 1
Team Manager 1
Team Manager 1
Lead Team Manager 1
Total 84

That means, in total, the Serco-related layoffs in 2018 are expected to affect 744 workers in Wentzville.

 

Sources

Serco WARN Notice,” The Missouri Division of Workforce Development, January 23, 2018.

Cognosante WARN Notice,” The Missouri Division of Workforce Development, February 2, 2018.

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