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" at www.sam.gov
for a complete compilation of suspended and debarred individuals and organizations.