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FCC federal workers paid to do nothing receive bonuses: Investigators

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.... Upon discovering that the paralegals were left with nothing to do for hours-on-end, the OIG investigators continued their probe and found that the paralegals -- who made an average base salary of $75,000.00 per year -- were using their desk computers to visit social media websites such as Facebook, watching television, going out to exercise, going home to do laundry or wash dishes, and other non-work activities, at times being paid time-and-a-half for overtime.

Even more troubling was the fact that paralegals were given "performance bonuses" amounting to thousands of dollars for each worker by the Patent Office management staff who also received large bonuses.....

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