United Parcel Service

United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE: UPS), colloquially referred to as UPS, is a package delivery company. Headquartered in Sandy Springs, Georgia, United States, UPS delivers more than 15 million packages a day to 6.1 million customers in more than 220 countries and territories around the world.

Source: Wikipedia

Campaign Finance

$40,746,897 Given
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Figures are based on itemized contributions reported to the Federal Election Commission and state agencies. Please note that:

  • contributions under $200 are not reported, and so are not included in totals.
  • only contributions from individuals and organizations to candidates are included. Various accounting measures and more exotic contribution types are excluded.
  • contributions are matched based on organization and recipient name reported within each election cycle. Contributions using an incorrect or non-standard version of the name may be missed.
  • corporate name changes and mergers may cause figures to differ from those of the Center for Responsive Politics.
  • organization totals include known subsidiaries of the organization.

For more information, please see our campaign finance methodology page. Lobbyist bundling data is described on our lobbyist bundling methodology page.

covers roughly through Q4 2013
  • Top Recipients

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  • Republicans vs. Democrats

    in dollars. "Other" includes 3rd parties and organizations without official party affiliation.
  • State vs. Federal

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View all campaign finance data for United Parcel Service Sources: OpenSecrets.org FollowTheMoney.org

Lobbying

$62,248,483 Spent
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Figures are based on lobbying activity reported to the Senate Office of Public Records. Reported dollar amounts are required to be accurate only to the nearest $20,000. For organizations whose primary business is lobbying, we display total income and top clients. For organizations that are not primarily lobbying firms, we display total amount spent on lobbying and top lobbying firms hired.

For more information, please see our lobbying methodology page.

covers roughly through Q4, 2013

Lobbying on Behalf of United Parcel Service

View all lobbying data for United Parcel Service Sources: OpenSecrets.org

Regulations

Mentioned in 3274 dockets; Submitted to 184 dockets
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All data is based on documents downloaded from Regulations.gov. The first table shows mentions: all documents that include the name of the company anywhere in the document or document metadata. The second table shows submissions: all documents where the submitter metadata included the company name. Each table shows the top 10 dockets, ranked by number of occurrences.

Matches are based on a search for the company name. Variations in the company name, such as acronyms, nicknames or alternate names may cause documents to be missed. The mention of a company name in a document may be incidental and does not necessarily indicate that the company has any relevance to the document. Company names that are common English words may erroneously match with text that is not referring to the company.

Not all agencies submit public comments to Regulations.gov. For a list of participating and non-participating agencies see here. Agencies that do submit to Regulations.gov have varying levels of accuracy and completeness.

Regulations and public comments can be downloaded in bulk here.

updated daily from Regulations.gov by way of Docket Wrench

The tables show occurrences of "United Parcel Service" in public comments on proposed federal regulations.

Federal Spending

91 contracts
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Federal grants, contracts and loans are reported by federal agencies using the FPDS and FAADS systems. The data is made available to the public at USASpending.gov. Please note that the completeness and quality of the data varies greatly by agency.

Only grants, contracts and loans with amounts over $1 million are shown.

Because company names are not reported in a standardized manner, we cannot reliably determine the company receiving the contract or award. The results shown here are based on a search for the company name. Individual records may be missed or erroneously included because of name variations. For more information, please see our federal spending methodology page.

covers through USASpending.gov's Sept. 15, 2012 release for contracts and Oct. 19, 2012 for grants.

Note: Company names in federal spending data are not standardized. The table below is included only as a sample of what is available in the data and has not been reviewed for accuracy or completeness. To investigate the data further, use the links at the bottom of the table.

Type Recipient Name Year Agency Description Amount
contract
United Parcel Service Company 2011 BASE CONTRACT PERIOD $14,823,658
contract
United Parcel Service 2005 $12,691,623
contract
United Parcel Service Company 2008 QUARTERLY CARGO BUY $12,034,669
contract
United Parcel Service Company 2008 QUARTERLY CARGO MISSIONS $10,687,435
contract
United Parcel Service Company 2008 CHANNEL CARGO $7,920,005
contract
United Parcel Service Company 2008 CHANNEL PAX $6,998,939
contract
United Parcel Service Company 2008 CHANNEL CARGO $6,584,234
contract
United Parcel Service Co. 2012 CONSOLIDATED TRANSPORTATION SHIPMENTS MADE BY DECENTRALIZED ORDERING OFFICERS $6,281,438
contract
United Parcel Service Co. 2011 CONSOLIDATED TRANSPORTATION SHIPMENTS MADE BY DECENTRALIZED ORDERING OFFICERS $6,002,377
contract
United Parcel Service Co. 2011 CONSOLIDATED TRANSPORTATION SHIPMENTS MADE BY DECENTRALIZED ORDERING OFFICERS $5,907,151
View all grant & loan data for United Parcel Service View all contract data for United Parcel Service Sources: USASpending.gov

Contractor Misconduct

17 Instances
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This information is collected by the Project On Government Oversight from press releases, court documents, news reports and other public records. It is not meant to be an exhaustive account of all instances of federal contractor misconduct.

More information on each instance, including primary source documents, is available on POGO's site by clicking on the instance description. More information on POGO's methodology is available here.

covers through POGO's March 5, 2013 release
Misconduct Type Hired By Incident Year Disposition Penalty
Labor None LaBrie v. UPS Supply Chain Solutions (Misclassifying Workers) 2009 Settlement $12,800,000
Labor None Carter v. UPS (Racial Discrimination) 1999 Settlement $12,100,000
Labor None Bates v. UPS (Disability Discrimination) 2009 Settlement $11,050,000
Consumer Affairs None Runner v. UPS (Unfair Shipping Rate Policy) 2008 Settlement $7,820,000
Health None Unsafe Delivery Trucks (New York Investigation) 2011 Settlement $1,300,000
Labor None Fischer v. UPS (Retaliation) 2005 Judgment Against Defendant $1,100,000
Labor None Anderson v. UPS (Disability Discrimination) 2010 Judgment Against Defendant $872,490
Labor None EEOC v. UPS (Failing to Accommodate an Employee with Diabetes) 2003 Settlement $149,999
Labor None Hoskins v. UPS (Racial/Sexual Preference Discrimination) 2005 Judgment Against Defendant $63,670
Labor None Sobocinski v. UPS (Sexual Harassment) 2009 Judgment Against Defendant $50,024
View all contractor misconduct data for United Parcel Service Sources: Federal Contractor Misconduct Database from POGO

EPA Violations

7 Enforcement Actions
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Figures are based on data from the Environmental Protection Agency’s ECHO website. The ECHO database contains federal and state environmental enforcement actions. Data displayed here includes only those actions that began after 2000 and resulted in fines of over $1 million.

Actions where the company was the sole defendant are listed first. Actions where the company is one of multiple defendants are listed subsequently.

For more information see our EPA methodology page.

covers through EPA's October 19, 2011 release
Case Name Defendant Date Locations Amount
Exxon Mobil Corporation (Beede Waste Oil Superfund Site) United Parcel Service (+94 others) 2008 Plaistow, Nh $30,607,481
City Of Newburgh Et Al. United Parcel Service (+89 others) 2011 Newburgh, Ny $12,764,875
Casmalia Resources - Tier Ii De Minimis Aoc United Parcel Service (+23 others) 2003 Casmalia, Ca $8,168,000
Industrial Pollution Control (Ipc) (Cost Recovery Agmt) United Parcel Service (Ups), Inc. An Ohio Corp. (+236 others) 2003 Jackson, Ms $3,440,369
Davis Refining Corporation United Parcel Service, Inc. (+86 others) 2006 Tallahassee, Fl $2,542,381
Florida Petroleum Reprocessors United Parcel Service (+583 others) 2004 Fort Lauderdale, Fl $2,316,314
Davis Refining Site (Referral) United Parcel Service, Inc. (Ups) (+221 others) 2007 Tallahassee, Fl $1,704,680
View all EPA violations data for United Parcel Service Sources: EPA ECHO Enforcement Data

Advisory Committees

61 people on 27 committees
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Data is based on disclosures required by the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). Matches are based on the occurrence of the company name in the committee member affiliation. Variations in company names may cause some matches to be missed.

The table shows only the top 10 agencies. To search and download raw records from the complete dataset see the FACA data section.

covers through 2011

Table shows employees of "United Parcel Service" that sat on federal advisory committees.

  • Agency
  • Representation
  • Toggle Department of Transportation 41 people on 6 committees
  • Toggle Department of Commerce 5 people on 4 committees
  • Toggle Department of Homeland Security 3 people on 3 committees
  • Toggle Department of State 3 people on 3 committees
  • Toggle National Science Foundation 2 people on 3 committees
  • Toggle Small Business Administration 2 people on 2 committees
  • Toggle Office of the United States Trade Representative 1 person on 1 committee
  • Toggle Department of Defense 1 person on 1 committee
  • Toggle Department of Energy 1 person on 1 committee
  • Toggle Department of Labor 1 person on 1 committee
View all advisory committee data for United Parcel Service