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…

Conney v. University of California (Sexual Harassment and Retaliation)

Dr. Janet Conney, a former assistant clinical professor at the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute and Hospital, sued the Regents of the University of California and UCLA for sexual harassment and retaliation for complaining about discriminatory treatment and pay inequity. Conney claimed that beginning in 2001, three of her male colleagues, including one of her supervisors, created a hostile work environment for her that continued until her employment at the UCLA hospital ended in July 2002. In July 2004, a California state jury awarded Conney a total of $2.95 million in damages, finding that UCLA discriminated against Conney on the basis of her sex and retaliated against her after she protested the treatment she received. The judge also awarded $515,450 in attorney’s fees. With interest and appellate attorney’s fees, the total award ultimately topped $4 million.

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Judgment Against Defendant
Date of Verdict
Contractors Involved Penalty
University of California $4,070,000
Further Information Released
Appellate Opinion 11/25/2008

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database