Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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Holston Army Ammunition Plant Back Pay

About 280 current and former Wackenhut Services Inc. fire and security contract workers at the Holston Army Ammunition Plant (HAAP) in Kingsport, Tennessee were awarded approximately $2.5 million in back pay dating back to 1999. The workers filed a complaint with the Department of Labor alleging their pay and benefits were too low and in violation of the McNamara-O’Hara Service Contract Act of 1965 (SCA), which requires federal contractors and subcontractors to pay service employees no less than the prevailing wage and benefit rates found in the locality. At the time of the decision, the Army stated the back pay award would ultimately be Wackenhut’s responsibility, while Wackenhut claimed that federal procurement regulation allowed it to bill the Army for the back pay.

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Defense - Army
Court Type
Date of Ruling
Contractors Involved Penalty
G4S PLC $2,500,000
Further Information Released
SEIU Press Release 12/6/2008

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database