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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…

Racial Discrimination in Hiring

Microsoft agreed to pay $3 million to resolve an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) into whether the company’s hiring practices were discriminatory toward Asians, Hispanics, and African Americans. The OFCCP alleged that Microsoft’s hiring and selection process revealed “statistically significant” disparities in the rates at which minority applicants were hired for certain positions at four locations between 2012 and 2018, including its corporate headquarters in Redmond, Washington.

Misconduct Type
Labor
Enforcement Agency
Labor
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
Administrative
Disposition
Settlement
Date of Settlement
9/4/2020
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
Microsoft Corporation $3,000,000
Further Information Released
Conciliation Agreement 9/4/2020

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database