This Decision considers an Appeal of an Initial Agency Decision (IAD) issued on September 8, 2011, involving a Complaint of Retaliation that Greta Kathy Congable (Ms. Congable or the complainant) filed under the Department of Energy (DOE) Contractor Employee Protection Program, 10 C.F.R. Part 708. In her Complaint, Ms. Congable alleged that she engaged in activity protected under that program and that her employer, Sandia Corporation (Sandia or the contractor), retaliated against her for doing so. In the IAD, the Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA) Hearing Officer denied relief to Ms. Congable, dismissing her complaint. Ms. Congable appeals that determination. As set forth in this decision, I have decided that her Appeal should be denied.