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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…

Carter v. UPS (Racial Discrimination)

United Parcel Service agreed to pay $8.2 million to about 12,000 employees to settle allegations that it discriminated against African-American employees in pay, promotion, and job assignments. (The overall amount of the settlement was reportedly $12.1 million.) The lawsuit alleged that UPS routinely passed over African-American workers for promotion in favor of less-experienced white workers, failed to pay African-American supervisors the same wages as whites, and retaliated against those who complained of unfair treatment.

Misconduct Type
Labor
Enforcement Agency
Non-Governmental
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Settlement
Date of Settlement
1/18/1999
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
United Parcel Service, Inc. $12,100,000
Further Information Released
Notice of Settlement 5/7/2011

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database