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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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URS Corporation

18 instances of misconduct since 1995 | $78.6M in penalties

URS Corporation provided professional planning and design, systems engineering and technical assistance, program and construction management, and operations and maintenance services for transportation, commercial/industrial, facilities, environmental, water/wastewater, homeland security, installations and logistics, and defense systems. The company provided engineering and technical services to federal, state and local governmental agencies as well as private clients in the chemical, pharmaceutical, oil and gas, power, manufacturing, mining and forest products industries. In 2014, URS was acquired by AECOM.

Correspondence Date
Letter to URS Corporation 10/19/2006
Second Letter to URS 10/25/2006
Third Letter to URS 11/17/2006
Fourth Letter to URS 6/4/2008
FY Rank Contract Awards
2015 #40 $1,419.4M
2014 #15 $3,382.6M
2013 #17 $3,160.8M
2012 #12 $4,352.6M
2011 #14 $4,408.5M

18 Instances of Misconduct since 1995

2 additional instances of misconduct pending resolution.

Date Instance Penalty
Total  
3/2/2016 Niantic River Bridge Contract Overbilling
URS Corporation
$580,000
1/5/2016 False Claims on USAID Egyptian Infrastructure Contracts
URS Corporation
$9,000,000
12/6/2014 Hazardous Waste Violations at LANL and WIPP
Los Alamos National Security LLC, URS Corporation
$0
8/20/2014 Hanford Whistleblower Reinstatement
URS Corporation
$0
4/3/2014 Settlement of Hanford Asbestos Violations
Bechtel Corporation, CH2M Hill Companies, Ltd., URS Corporation
$14,667
7/22/2013 Antioch Facility Safety Violations
URS Corporation
$5,875
12/26/2012 Bakersfield PG&E Plant Safety Violations
URS Corporation
$12,250
4/11/2012 Manatee County v. URS Corporation (Lake Manatee Cofferdam Project)
URS Corporation
$1,411,940
1/19/2012 Fraudulent Overbilling in the Renovation of Logan Airport
URS Corporation
$3,300,000
11/10/2011 Busche v. URS Corporation and Bechtel National (Whistleblower Retaliation)
Bechtel Corporation, URS Corporation
Pending
9/1/2011 September 2010 Radiological Contamination at Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory
URS Corporation
$412,500
8/26/2011 Smith v. URS Corp. (Racial Discrimination, Retaliation)
URS Corporation
Pending
8/23/2010 Minneapolis Bridge Collapse (Civil Litigation)
URS Corporation
$52,400,000
7/30/2010 Whistleblower Retaliation at the Hanford Nuclear Site (Walter Tamosaitis)
URS Corporation
$4,100,000
4/21/2010 Commonwealth v. Papadopoulos (Fraudulent Overbilling)
URS Corporation
$0
3/19/2010 Minneapolis Bridge Collapse (State Lawsuit)
URS Corporation
$5,000,000
5/12/2009 Air Force Overbilling
URS Corporation
$1,765,164
11/28/2005 Bertoluzzi v. URS Corporation (Injury Compensation Claim)
URS Corporation
$28,351
4/30/2004 US v. Pagano (Accepting Bribes)
URS Corporation
$62,000
6/23/2003 Cox v. Radian (Air and Waste Regulation Violations)
URS Corporation
$550,000

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