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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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University of California

32 instances of misconduct since 1995 | $73.4M in penalties

The University of California public university system includes 10 campuses, 5 medical centers, approximately 214,000 students, and an endowment of over $7 billion. The University of California is one of the world’s premier research universities. It is committed to maintaining a research environment conducive to creating and freely disseminating the very best scholarly contributions and scientific discoveries. The University of California is consistently rated among the top institutions in the world for the quality and breadth of its research enterprise, for the scholarly distinction of its faculty, for the excellence of its Ph.D. programs, and for the amount of funding received for support of its research programs. ***NOTE*** In 10 instances, the University of California’s exemption under the Price-Anderson Amendments Act allowed it to avoid monetary punishment for nuclear safety violations at its Los Alamos and Lawrence Livermore national laboratories. Due to a provision of the Act which, until it was reauthorized in 2005, exempted several nonprofit education institutions, the Department of Energy waived over $3.5 million in civil penalties. POGO has included those penalty amounts herein. (In June 2006, Los Alamos National Security LLC, a joint venture consisting of Bechtel National, University of California, BWX Technologies, and Washington Group International, took over as manager of Los Alamos National Laboratory. In October 2007, Lawrence Livermore National Security LLC, a joint venture consisting of Bechtel National, University of California, BWX Technologies, Washington Group International, and Battelle, took over as manager of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.)

FY Rank Contract Awards
2016 #33 $1,602.9M
2015 #55 $1,043.1M
2014 #44 $1,215.7M
2013 #52 $1,089.4M
2012 #60 $1,110.8M
2011 #64 $1,037.9M

32 Instances of Misconduct since 1995

Date Instance Penalty
Total  
12/11/2014 False Statements In Obtaining UC Davis Grant Funding
University of California
$499,700
3/27/2013 UC Irvine Anesthesia Services False Claims
University of California
$1,200,000
4/13/2012 Racial Harassment at UCSD
University of California
$0
2/16/2012 Mansourian et al. v. Univ. of California (Sex Discrimination)
University of California
$1,350,000
12/6/2011 Immigration-Related Employment Discrimination at UCSD Medical Center
University of California
$115,000
7/7/2011 Patient Records Privacy Breaches – HHS Investigation
University of California
$865,500
4/9/2008 Patient Records Privacy Breaches
University of California
$0
9/28/2007 Violations of Classified Information Security Requirements at Los Alamos National Laboratory
University of California
$2,800,000
7/26/2007 LANL Equal Pay Act Class Action
University of California
$16,441,253
2/26/2007 Nuclear Safety Violations at Los Alamos Lab (2007)
University of California
$1,100,000
1/19/2007 Burch v. Regents of the University of California (Retaliation in Violation of Title IX)
University of California
$725,000
3/23/2005 Kotla v. University of California (Wrongful Termination)
University of California
$2,100,000
7/24/2004 Conney v. University of California (Sexual Harassment and Retaliation)
University of California
$4,070,000
6/21/2004 Radiological Protection Program Issues at Los Alamos Lab (2004)
University of California
$770,000
2/7/2004 Mischarging of Labor Hours at LLNL
University of California
$3,897,366
11/19/2003 Singleton v. The University of California (Gender Discrimination at Lawrence Livermore Lab)
University of California
$10,600,000
9/12/2003 Whistleblower Retaliation at LLNL (Doggett)
University of California
$990,000
9/3/2003 Radiation Protection Deficiencies at Lawrence Livermore Lab (2003)
University of California
$137,500
8/21/2003 Walp v. University of California (Wrongful Termination)
University of California
$930,000
12/17/2002 Unauthorized Staging and Storage of Transuranic Waste at Los Alamos Lab (2002)
University of California
$220,000
5/7/2001 Violations of Toxic Substances Control Act
University of California
$9,350
2/1/2001 Medicare/Medicaid False Billings
University of California
$22,500,000
1/19/2001 Radioactive Material Exposure at Los Alamos Lab (2001)
University of California
$605,000
9/27/2000 DOE Rule Violations at Lawrence Livermore Lab
University of California
$82,500
6/26/2000 Failure to Obtain Export Licenses (Los Alamos and Lawrence Livermore Labs)
University of California
$0
9/3/1999 Radiological Violations at Los Alamos Lab (1999)
University of California
$220,000
9/21/1998 Radiological Violations at Los Alamos Lab (1998)
University of California
$112,500
7/28/1998 Worker Safety Infractions at Lawrence Livermore Lab (1998)
University of California
$153,750
5/13/1998 Labor Discrimination at Los Alamos Lab (1998)
University of California
$625,000
3/9/1998 Excessive Radiological Exposure at Lawrence Livermore Lab (1998)
University of California
$159,375
1/22/1998 Smyth v. Regents of the University of California (Labor Discrimination at Los Alamos Lab)
University of California
$2,200
1/6/1997 Labor Discrimination (1997)
University of California
$113,098

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