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Avoiding timekeeping fraud: Federal contract compliance

Donald Murano ( is General Counsel, and Kenneth Norris ( is Attorney for Fluor-BWXT Portsmouth LLC in Piketon, Ohio, USA.

Part one of this two-part series exploring timekeeping in the private and public sectors was published in the August 2019 issue of CEP Magazine.

The issue of time card fraud in the private sector was addressed in part one of this two-part series, with an emphasis on avoiding fraud. Fraud injures a business’s reputation and its fiscal health. Fraud also may violate federal and state laws. The emphasis in this article is on the public sector, which is made up of private businesses working for the government. Different statutes make government contractors criminally liable for fraud, in addition to the fiscal harm befalling defrauded businesses.

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