by David Wright, SVP and Managing Director, Xerox
Two years ago, the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board began working with Xerox for document scanning and data processing services to manage worker compensation claims. Last night, both organizations were recognized by the New York State Industries for the Disabled, Inc. (NYSID) at its annual meeting in Saratoga Springs, New York, for a successful collaboration that has not only accelerated the workers’ compensation process in New York State, but has also created jobs for more than 100 New Yorkers with disabilities.
A non-profit organization working to create jobs for New Yorkers with disabilities, NYSID honored Xerox State Government Services as its Corporate Partner of the Year and the Workers’ Compensation Board (the Board) as the State Government Customer of the Year. “This arrangement demonstrates what can be achieved when government and business work together to address real challenges,” said Ron Romano, president and CEO of NYSID.
Xerox supports the Board at a data processing facility in Endicott, N.Y., where documents are prepared, scanned and entered into the system. Through a unique arrangement with NYSID and the Board, Xerox hires disabled workers to support the processing operations at the facility. NYSID identifies workers for roles in document preparation, scan verification, data entry, transaction processing and general facility management. These individuals are equal contributors to the Endicott workforce, providing worthwhile, ongoing employment to employees who might otherwise be disadvantaged in the labor market.