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…

Fischer v. UPS (Retaliation)

Kevin Fischer sued his former employer, UPS, accusing it of firing him in retaliation for filing a race discrimination lawsuit against the company. A jury returned a verdict in Fischer’s favor, awarding him $2.1 million in back pay, compensatory damages, and punitive damages. The trial court first reduced the $1.3 million punitive damages award to $300,000 to comply with the cap under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, then, after hearing post-trial motions, vacated it. On appeal, the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit reversed and remanded with instructions to reinstate the jury’s punitive damages award, subject to the $300,000 statutory cap.

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Judgment Against Defendant
Date of Complaint
Contractors Involved Penalty
United Parcel Service, Inc. $1,100,000
Further Information Released
Amended Judgment 5/7/2011
Complaint 5/7/2011

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database