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…

Hanford Whistleblower Reinstatement

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) ordered URS Corporation-led joint venture Washington River Protection Solutions (WRPS) to reinstate a worker who the agency determined had been fired in retaliation for raising safety concerns at the Hanford nuclear facility. OSHA also ordered WRPS to pay the employee $220,329 in back wages, fees, and damages. The media identified the worker as Shelly Doss, an environmental specialist at WRPS who was fired in October 2011 after she notified her supervisors about nuclear and environmental safety permit and record-keeping violations. In 2015, Doss and WRPS settled the lawsuit under undisclosed terms.

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Labor – OSHA
Contracting Party
Court Type
Judgment Against Defendant
Date of OSHA Announcement
Contractors Involved Penalty
URS Corporation Undisclosed
Further Information Released
Hanford Challenge Press Release (June 2015) 6/10/2015
OSHA Press Release 8/20/2014

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database