Folsom Firm's 'Freebie' for OSHPD Helps Get Bonuses to Nurses
The state agency needed some help in a hurry when it got $25 million from Facebook to give to nurses amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Pondera Solutions, a Thomson Reuters company, stepped up and did background checks on 50,000 people in a matter of days.
When Facebook donated $25 million to be awarded as bonuses to 50,000 California nurses, it seemed like a simple, unfettered act of corporate generosity. But there was a catch: How to vet the recipients to ensure that no one could defraud the system?
California’s Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) administered the “