The DEC's Compliance Division processes suspensions and debarments against HUD's business partners who do not comply with Departmental requirements. The sanctions result in their exclusion from further participation in HUD and all other Federal Executive Branch procurement and non-procurement programs. Such compliance measures have a beneficial effect on the integrity of HUD's major program areas:
The DEC's Compliance Division also tracks Limited Denials of Participation (LDPs), another compliance sanction initiated by HUD's Field Offices. LDPs exclude parties from participation in HUD programs for as long as one year in the Field Office's specific geographical area.
The Compliance Division receives referrals from HUD offices, including:
- Office of the Inspector General (OIG)
- Multifamily Housing
- Single Family Housing
- Public and Indian Housing
- Community Planning and Development
Here's a brief summary of HUD's compliance sanctions:
Suspensions: Suspensions are imposed for a temporary period, pending the completion of an investigation or legal proceedings. Suspension may be enacted based on adequate evidence, such as an indictment or conviction. Depending upon the outcome of the investigation or legal proceedings, suspension could lead to debarment. For more information see: Suspensions.
Debarments: Debarments are serious actions imposed by HUD. The general duration of a debarment is three years, but it could be longer, even for an indefinite period of time, depending upon the seriousness of the violation. For more information see: Debarments.
Limited Denial of Participation (LDPs): Limited Denial of Participation, also called LDP, is another sanction. It lasts no longer than one year. It is generally restricted to specific HUD programs and normally is not national in scope. HUD Field Offices impose LDPs, which are only effective within that specific geographic area. For more information see: LDPs.