Brown For US Senate - AS GOVERNOR OF NEW HAMPSHIRE, JEANNE SHAHEEN OUTSOURCED JOBS TO INDIA

In The "Late 1990's" New Hampshire And Six Other States Entered Into A Contract With Citibank To Administer Their Food Stamp Programs

“In the late 1990's seven Northeastern states brokered a deal designed to modernize their outdated and expensive food stamp systems. But the agreement ended up with some of the work being shipped to India. ... The six New England states and New York signed a contract with Citibank that let the company administer a new food stamp program in which beneficiaries buy food with a debit card." (Tim McCahill, "States Respond To Outsourced Jobs," The Associated Press, 3/24/04)
  • Shaheen Became Governor In 1997. (Congressional Quarterly, Accessed 3/31/14)

 
In 2004, It Was Disclosed Some Of The Work Had Been Subcontracted To A Firm In India

“Citibank subcontracted some of the telephone work to a Wisconsin company, which later contracted with an Indian firm. Officials in some of the states said they were aware that work was being performed outside the country, but others said they were not.” (Tim McCahill, “States Respond To Outsourced Jobs,” The Associated Press, 3/24/04)

 
A New Hampshire Official Confirmed The State Had Known Since 2001

“Scott Kosowicz, who overseesthe debit card program for New Hampshire, said the state has known Citibank was outsourcing the jobs since December 2001. He said the state monitors the calls monthly to ensure participants in the program are gettingthe help they need.” (Tim McCahill, “States Respond To Outsourced Jobs,” The Associated Press, 3/24/04) 
  • Shaheen Was Governor In 2001.  (Congressional Quarterly, Accessed 3/31/14)