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…

Busche v. URS Corporation and Bechtel National (Whistleblower Retaliation)

Donna Busche, a safety compliance manager at the Hanford Waste Treatment Plant, alleges she faced retaliation for reporting nuclear safety concerns in regard to the design of the plant. Busche is an employee of URS Company, a subcontractor to Bechtel. She alleges that, beginning in 2010, her supervisors attempted to isolate and discredit her and fostered a hostile work environment. She claims that a supervisor subjected her to sexual harassment and discrimination. In November 2013, Busche filed new claims alleging she has suffered retaliation since filing her original complaint in 2011. In February 2014, URS fired Busche.

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Date of Complaint
Contractors Involved Penalty
URS Corporation $0
Bechtel Corporation $0
Further Information Released
Complaint 11/10/2011

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database