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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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University of Chicago

6 instances of misconduct since 1995 | $30.0M in penalties

The University of Chicago is a private university founded in 1890 by oil magnate John D. Rockefeller. It is widely regarded as one of the world’s foremost research institutions, noted for influential academic movements in economics, sociology, and legal analysis. The University of Chicago operates a number of off-campus scientific research facilities, including the Argonne National Laboratory and Fermilab, both part of the U.S. Department of Energy’s national laboratory system.

Correspondence Date
Letter to U. of Chicago 4/22/2009
FY Rank Contract Awards
2016 N/A $744.0M
2015 N/A $338.0M
2014 #78 $692.3M
2013 #72 $730.7M
2012 #83 $721.4M
2011 #91 $733.1M

6 Instances of Misconduct since 1995

Date Instance Penalty
Total  
4/8/2014 Incorrect Nuclear Facility Hazard Categorization at Argonne National Lab
University of Chicago
$298,920
6/29/2010 Licensing Violations in Neonatal Care Unit
University of Chicago
$7,000,000
7/17/2006 Americans With Disabilities Act Violations
University of Chicago
$0
7/1/2003 False Claims Relating to Transplant Services
University of Chicago
$115,000
1/1/2002 Birth Injury
University of Chicago
$11,670,900
2/10/2000 Medicare and Medicaid Overbilling
University of Chicago
$10,900,000

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