HUD's Departmental Enforcement Center
pursues suspension and debarment actions that result in the exclusion
of a santioned party from further participation in HUD procurement
and non-procurement programs and other Federal Government programs.
Suspensions and debarments are not punitive measures but are part
of a government-wide administrative sanctions initiative to ensure
the highest standards of professional conduct and ethical business
practices by the Federal Government's business partners. Suspensions
are generally enacted after an indictment
is issued. Debarments
are generally issued after a criminal conviction or when serious program
violations are detected. See the "Excluded Parties Listing System"
for a complete
compilation of suspended and debarred individuals and organizations.