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…

Castron et al. v. Boeing (Gender Discrimination and Retaliation)

Former Boeing employees Antonia Castron and Renee Wrede accused Boeing of gender discrimination in dismissing them from their jobs at its Mesa, Arizona plant after they got low scores on reduction-in-force (RIF) assessments, which Boeing uses when determining which employees to lay off. The federal district court granted Boeing’s motion for summary judgment and threw out the case, but in August 2009, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit reversed and remanded for trial. In January 2010, Boeing, which did not admit that it violated any federal, state, or local law or had any civil liability, agreed to pay $140,000 each to Castron and Wrede.

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Date of Settlement
Contractors Involved Penalty
Boeing Company $280,000
Further Information Released
EEOC Press Release 2/17/2010
Settlement Agreement 2/17/2010
Appellate Opinion 10/24/2009

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database