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…

Pembroke Refinery Safety Breach

In March 2012, a worker was seriously injured when he fell from an access tower walkway at Valero Energy UK’s Pembroke refinery in Wales. The U.K. Health and Safety Executive (HSE) found the incident was caused by multiple workplace safety failings. Valero pleaded guilty to a single charge of breaching Section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 and was fined £400,000 (US$529,206) and ordered to pay costs of £60,614 (US$80,193).

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Pleaded Guilty
Date of Fine Announcement
Contractors Involved Penalty
Valero Energy Corp. $609,399
Further Information Released
HSE Press Release 9/12/2016

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database