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…

Violations of the Immigration and Nationality Act

IBM paid $44,400 in civil penalties to settle allegations that it violated the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) by placing online job postings for application and software developers that contained citizenship status preferences for F-1 and H-1B temporary visa holders. Although IBM’s job postings were for positions that would ultimately require the successful candidate to relocate overseas, the anti-discrimination provision of the INA does not permit employers to express or imply a preference for temporary visa holders over U.S. workers. Under the settlement, IBM also agreed to be subject to reporting requirements for a period of two years.

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Date of Settlement Announcement
Contractors Involved Penalty
IBM Corporation $44,400
Further Information Released
DOJ Press Release 9/27/2013

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database