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…

Immigration-Related Employment Discrimination at UCSD Medical Center

The Department of Justice filed a lawsuit against the University of California, San Diego Medical Center, alleging that the hospital discriminated in the employment eligibility verification process against people who are authorized to work in the United States. The government alleged that the hospital engaged in a pattern or practice of subjecting newly hired non-U.S. citizens to excessive demands for documents in order to verify their employment eligibility. In January 2012, the hospital reached a settlement, agreeing to pay a civil penalty of $115,000.

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Date of Complaint
Contractors Involved Penalty
University of California $115,000
Further Information Released
Complaint 3/1/2012
DOJ Press Release (Dec. 2011) 3/1/2012
DOJ Press Release (Jan. 2012) 3/1/2012

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database