Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015

On May 3, 2016, the U.S. Railroad Retirement Board (“RRB”) issued an interim final rule adjusting civil False Claims Act (“FCA”) and Program Fraud Civil Remedies Act (“PFCRA”) monetary penalty amounts for the RRB.  The interim final rulemaking resulted in an increase of the PFCRA maximum to $10,781 and a new FCA range of $10,781-$21,563.  Because the adjustment was mandated to all federal agencies, contractors can expect to see civil penalties rise for all agencies with which they contract, all effective by August 1, 2016.  This includes the FCA, Office of Safety and Health Administration violations, and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

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