Audit Finds SSA Guards Slacked Off On The Job

Law360, New York (March 7, 2011, 6:02 PM EST) -- Private security guards hired as part of a $242 million contract with the U.S. Social Security Administration regularly shirked their duties, often spending shifts sleeping, chatting on the phone or mingling with co-workers, according to an agency audit released last week.

Paragon Systems Inc. has already received $71 million for providing security at the SSA's facilities in Woodlawn, Md., for the past three years, but the audit, prepared by the administration's inspector general, recommends terminating the optional 10-year contract if the company fails to improve the...
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