Poli A. Marmolejos currently serves as Director of the Department of Energy’s Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA). OHA has jurisdiction for conducting administrative hearings and issuing decisions involving various matters, including personnel security and whistleblower complaints, and appeals brought under the Freedom of Information Act. Prior to joining OHA, Mr.
Chief of the Employee Protection and Exceptions Division
Ms. Freimuth is the Chief of the Employee Protection and Exceptions Division of DOE’s Office of Hearings and Appeals. Over the past 30 years, she has served in other positions with the Office, including Special Counsel. As a result of her work in the Office, Ms. Freimuth has broad-ranging knowledge of the Department’s programs, the hearings and appeals processes, and budget formulation and justification. In addition to other assignments, Ms.
Chief of the Personnel Security and Appeals Division
Ms. Augustyn is the Chief of the Personnel Security and Appeals Division at the Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA), U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). In this capacity, she oversees a group of attorneys who perform a variety of legal tasks, including conducting nationwide administrative hearings for the agency and issuing Initial Agency Decisions in cases involving DOE security clearances and contractor whistleblower complaints; processing Freedom of Information and Privacy Act Appeals; and handling requests for exception from appliance efficiency standards.
Director of the Office of Conflict Prevention and Resolution (OCPR) in the Office of Hearings and Appeals
Kathleen Binder serves as the Director of the Office of Conflict Prevention and Resolution (OCPR) in the Office of Hearings and Appeals. OCPR is responsible for providing consultation, mediation and training services on Alternative Dispute Resolution for the Department of Energy (DOE). Prior to joining DOE, Ms.