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Seattle-based SCA Contractor Debarred

May 20, 2011 Written by: Written by Mike Rogers,Chief Compliance Officer


The US Department of Labor recently debarred an SCA contractor from future government contracts for three years, citing “significant and repeated violations of the McNamara-O’Hara Service Contract Act and the Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Act”.  

HWA, Inc. President John Wood and Vice President Barbara Wood were debarred last month.  Since 2001 the DOL’s Wage and Hour Division has conducted more than 15 investigations of HWA, finding that significant back wages were owed to hundreds of workers nationwide. Seattle-based HWA provided security services as a contractor to various federal facilities, government offices and public works projects in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Missouri and New York.  

Read the US Department of Labor’s news release here.