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Independent Oversight Review, Hanford Site - July 2012

July 2012

Review of the Hanford Site Employee Concerns Programs

This report documents the independent review of Hanford Site employee concerns programs (ECPs) that was conducted by the Office of Enforcement and Oversight (Independent Oversight), which is within the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS). The review was performed by Independent Oversight’s Office of Safety and Emergency Management Evaluations from April 30-May 4, 2012. The overall purpose of this Independent Oversight review was to evaluate the ECP processes of the DOE Richland Operations Office (RL) and selected DOE prime contractors operating at the Hanford Site and to selectively sample their implementation by those organizations.

Formal procedures have been developed and details of concern reports, investigations, and resolutions are documented. The Hanford ECPs reviewed were compliant with DOE O 442.1A and no formal Findings, as defined in DOE Order 227.1, were identified.