Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight--Settlement Agreement with Freddie Mac
B-306860, Feb 28, 2006
The terms of a settlement agreement entered into between the Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight (OFHEO) and the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac), in which Freddie Mac agreed to pay a vendor to electronically format certain documents for OFHEO, will not augment OFHEO's appropriations. Under the settlement agreement, OFHEO agreed to dismiss all administrative charges it had brought against Freddie Mac. In exchange, Freddie Mac agreed, among other things, to pay a vendor picked by OFHEO up to $1 million to electronically format and code certain documents belonging to Freddie Mac for OFHEO's use. No augmentation of OFHEO's appropriations will occur as the settlement agreement satisfies a prosecutorial objective, and no contractual relationship between OFHEO and the vendor exists with respect to the formatting of Freddie Mac's documents.