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…

Satchell, et al. v. FedEx (Racial Discrimination)

In April 2007, a FedEx subsidiary settled a racial discrimination lawsuit for nearly $55 million, plus an additional $15 million in attorneys’ fees. The class action lawsuit alleged that FedEx Express discriminated against its African-American and Hispanic workers by denying them promotions, treating them unfairly in evaluation and disciplinary proceedings, and paying them less than white employees. The settlement affects 20,000 African-American and Hispanic employees who work or have worked in FedEx’s western U.S. region – California, Washington, Utah and Hawaii – since October 1999. The settlement received final approval in August 2007.

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Date of Settlement
Contractors Involved Penalty
FedEx Corporation $69,850,000
Further Information Released
Proposed Order 4/17/2007

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database