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Department of Energy: Safety and Employee Protection Authorities

In an effort to provide greater clarity on the diverse nature of federal safety and employee protection programs, the Department of Energy (DOE) has compiled the following list of existing authorities that directly pertain to DOE employees and DOE contractors. These laws prescribe the appropriate protections and guidelines for employees raising protected concerns. The Department is committed to maintaining a safe, healthy, and transparent work environment through raising greater awareness of the existing employee protection programs. The following includes a summarization of existing protections as well as a link to the full text of each statutory and regulatory authority.