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CACI International, Inc.
Date: 02/27/1997 (Date of Settlement)
Misconduct Type: Labor
Enforcement Agency: Commerce
Contracting Party: Multiple Agencies
Court Type: Civil
Synopsis: The U.S. Department of Commerce reached settlements with the U. S. Air Force, an Air Force officer, the Department of Justice (DOJ) and one of its employees, and CACI and one of it employees for alleged violations of the antiboycott provisions of the Export Administration Regulations. During 1991 and 1992, DOJ hired CACI Inc. - Commercial to provide litigation support services. It was alleged that in a November 1991 meeting conducted by Air Force officers, representatives of the DOJ and CACI were told that Jews or people with Jewish surnames could not go to Saudi Arabia as part of the microfilming team. In preparing for the microfilming project, CACI drafted and the DOJ employee edited an "operations plan" which included the following "Screening/Selection Process" requirement: "... No Jews or Jewish surnamed personnel will be sent as part of the Document Acquisition Team because of the cultural differences between Moslems and Jews in the Region. ... No Israeli stamped passport, as per Saudi rules." CACI and its employee agreed to settle allegations that each violated the antiboycott provisions by knowingly agreeing to discriminate against individuals based on religion or national origin, taking a boycott-based discriminatory action against a U.S. person on the basis of religion, and, with respect to one particular individual, discriminating based on religion or national origin. CACI agreed to pay a $15,000 civil penalty.