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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…

Busselman v. Battelle Memorial Institute (Whistleblower Retaliation)

Aleta Busselman claims Battelle Memorial Institute unlawfully demoted her at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) after she declined to make changes to a report investigating the theft of government money at the lab. In December 2016, Battelle/PNNL made a $530,000 payment to a fraudulent payee posing as a subcontractor. Busselman alleges PNNL management was “dissatisfied” with the report and pressured her to change the findings “because [they] felt that the language made management look bad” and “would not put the Lab in a good light.”

Misconduct Type
Labor
Enforcement Agency
Non-Governmental
Contracting Party
Energy
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Pending
Date of Complaint
4/24/2018
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
Battelle Memorial Institute $0
Further Information Released
Complaint 4/24/2018

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database