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…

EEOC v. Cessna Aircraft Company (Disability Discrimination)

Textron subsidiary Cessna Aircraft Company paid $167,500 to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The EEOC alleged that Cessna engaged in unlawful employment practices since at least February 2013 when it withdrew offers of employment to William Cote, Clark Buehler, and a class of similarly situated individuals, in violation of the Americans With Disabilities Act. The EEOC also alleged that Cessna failed to consider Cote for subsequent positions for which he applied on the basis of his disability, made impermissible medical inquiries into Cote’s medical history after he had provided medical documentation that he could work without restriction, used an unlawful qualification standard, and retaliated against Cote by not hiring him after he contested Cessna’s unlawful medical inquiry and qualification standard.

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Date of Consent Decree
Contractors Involved Penalty
Textron, Inc. $167,500
Further Information Released
Consent Decree 2/18/2016
EEOC Press Release 2/18/2016

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database