Case Type Number: 
Statute (Common Name): 
Debarment and Suspension (EO 12549, EO 12689)
Program Area: 
Regulatory Authorities (CFR): 
2 CFR pts. 180, 2424
Filed By: 
Federal Agency
Brief Description of Case Type: 
Proceeding in which the respondent may contest a Notice of Debarment from government-wide nonprocurement activities (such as grants, cooperative agreements, scholarships, loans, subsidies, etc.). Debarments are intended for serious matters such as: violations of law (e.g., fraud, forgery, tax evasion); violations of public agreements that affect the integrity of an agency program; failure to pay debts to a federal agency; certain violations of the Drug-Free Workplace Act; or other matters of a "serious or compelling nature" that affect present responsibility. Debarment length is based on the seriousness of the offense, but generally is not more than 3 years unless warranted by particular circumstances. Suspensions have government-wide effect and are reported to the Excluded Parties List System (EPLS). [Note: ALJs may serve as hearing officers for "additional proceedings" in cases with disputed material facts. See 2 CFR 2424.842, 2424.952.]
Relief Available in Actions Filed by Agency: 
Verified by Agency: 
Not verified