Johnson Controls, a global industrial and technology company, agreed to pay $341,000 to settle an investigation involving forged training certifications.
According to the New York Attorney General’s office, Johnson Controls’ employees submitted several falsified training certification in connection with bids for contracts in the Albany area.
The company disclosed the misconduct to the Attorney General’s office when it became aware of the wrongdoing.
In a statement, AG Eric Schneiderman said, “New York taxpayers deserve honesty and integrity in the State procurement process. It’s far better for violators to voluntarily disclose wrongdoing than to wait for our office to come knocking.” The attorney general also stated that his office with continue to ensure that companies are accountable.
The training certifications were supposed to assure the state that Johnson Controls has qualified staff to execute the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) maintenance contract. The maintenance contracts were for State Department of Health’s Wadsworth Laboratory and the Harriman State Office Building.