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…

Kingston, TN Superfund Site Cleanup Class Action

A class-action lawsuit accuses Jacobs Engineering Group of knowingly exposing workers to toxic chemicals at the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) KIF Superfund cleanup site in Kingston, Tennessee. The plaintiffs attribute their health problems to exposure to various hazardous substances at the site, including arsenic, mercury, asbestos, lead, and silica. In November 2018, a federal jury found in favor of the plaintiffs, finding that Jacobs failed to adhere to its contract with TVA, failed to “exercise reasonable care” in keeping workers safe, and caused the workers’ injuries and illnesses. Phase two of the trial—determination of monetary damages—is scheduled for 2019.

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Judgment Against Defendant
Date of First Complaint
Contractors Involved Penalty
Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc. $0
Further Information Released
Verdict Form 11/7/2018
Complaint (Wilkinson) 6/29/2015
Complaint (Adkisson) 8/22/2013

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database