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…

State of Washington v. GEO Group (Northwest Detention Center Minimum Wage Violations)

The State of Washington alleges GEO Group’s voluntary work program at the Northwest Detention Center—under which immigrant detainees are paid $1 per day or compensated with food for their labor—violates state minimum wage laws. The lawsuit asks the court to order GEO Group to start paying detainee laborers minimum wage and to give up the millions in profits the company has allegedly earned from the work program since 2005.

Misconduct Type
Human Rights
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Homeland Security
Court Type
Date of Complaint
Contractors Involved Penalty
GEO Group $0
Further Information Released
Complaint 9/20/2017
Washington AG Press Release 9/20/2017

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database