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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…

“Permatemp” Benefits Litigation

Microsoft paid $97 million to settle a lawsuit filed by thousands of long-term temporary workers (“permatemps”) who claimed they were actually permanent employees of Microsoft entitled to benefits including stock options, pensions, and health insurance.

Misconduct Type
Labor
Enforcement Agency
Non-Governmental
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Settlement
Date of Settlement
12/8/2000
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
Microsoft Corporation $96,885,000
Further Information Released
Settlement Agreement 12/8/2000

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database