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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

The federal government routinely awards contracts to companies with histories of misconduct, including contract fraud and other violations. POGO believes that providing this website will help to improve contracting decisions and increase public knowledge of how the government spends billions of taxpayer dollars each year. Read more…

LANL Equal Pay Act Class Action

Female and Hispanic employees of the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) filed a class-action lawsuit in New Mexico alleging that the University of California, which operates and manages LANL, discriminated against female and Hispanic employees in terms of pay, promotion, educational opportunities, and other terms and conditions of employment. The lawsuit was eventually settled for $12 million (plus $4.4 million in attorneys’ fees) with no finding or admission of liability.

Misconduct Type
Labor
Enforcement Agency
Non-Governmental
Contracting Party
Energy
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Settlement
Date of Settlement
7/26/2007
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
University of California $16,441,253
Further Information Released
Case Summary 11/4/2008
Settlement Agreement 11/4/2008

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database