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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…

Violation of DOT Hazardous Materials Regulations

The Federal Aviation Administration proposed a $165,000 civil penalty against Federal Express Corp. for allegedly violating Department of Transportation hazardous materials regulations. “FAA alleges that the FedEx improperly shipped a fiberboard box containing a chemical oxygen generator on a FedEx cargo flight from Los Angeles to the company’s package sorting facility in Memphis where employees discovered the shipment. FedEx offered the shipment for transportation when it was not packaged, labeled, marked, classed, described, documented, or in condition for shipment as required by regulations. FedEx also failed to ensure employees were trained to properly package and handle hazardous materials, and did not make available at all times the required emergency response information.”

Misconduct Type
Environment
Enforcement Agency
Transportation
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
Administrative
Disposition
Fine
Date of Announcement
8/2/2000
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
FedEx Corporation $165,000
Further Information Released
FAA Press Release 5/21/2008

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database