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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…

Gender-Based Pay Discrimination

The Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) and IBM US Public Service GBS entered into a conciliation agreement to resolve allegations of gender-based pay discrimination within IBM’s Functional Affirmative Action Program unit. An OFCCP compliance evaluation in June 2018 found IBM discriminated against 115 female employees in project manager positions and paid them less than their male counterparts in similar positions. IBM denied any legal violation and agreed to pay $350,000 in back pay and interest to the affected employees.

Misconduct Type
Labor
Enforcement Agency
Labor
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
Administrative
Disposition
Restitution
Date of Agreement
9/30/2021
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
IBM Corporation $350,000
Further Information Released
Labor Dept. Press Release 10/4/2021
Conciliation Agreement 9/30/2021

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database