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…

Hiring Discrimination Settlement

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) entered into a conciliation agreement to resolve allegations of hiring discrimination by FedEx subsidiaries FedEx Ground Package System Inc. and FedEx SmartPost Inc. OFCCP found evidence that FedEx’s hiring processes and selection procedures discriminated on the bases of sex, race and/or national origin against specific groups identified at 23 facilities in 15 states. OFCCP also found extensive violations of record-keeping requirements. Under the terms of the agreement, the companies agreed to pay a total of $3 million in back wages and interest to 21,635 applicants who were rejected for entry-level package handler and parcel assistant positions at 22 FedEx Ground facilities and one FedEx SmartPost facility. FedEx agreed to extend job offers to 1,703 of the affected workers as positions become available and conduct an extensive review of its hiring practices.

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Date of Settlement Announcement
Contractors Involved Penalty
FedEx Corporation $3,000,000
Further Information Released
Dept. of Labor Press Release 3/22/2012

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database