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TBH-0003 - In the Matter of Gilbert J. Hinojos

This Decision concerns a whistleblower complaint filed by Gilbert J. Hinojos (the Employee) under the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Contractor Employee Protection Program, 10 C.F.R. Part 708. The Employee worked as a “Material Control Coordinator, Sr.” at Honeywell Federal Manufacturing & Technologies (the Contractor), a DOE facility in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The Employee alleges that he engaged in protected activity and that the Contractor retaliated by taking several actions. The Employee’s allegation of retaliatory discharge is the subject of this proceeding. As the decision below indicates, I have concluded that the Contractor would have taken the same action in the absence of protected activity and, therefore, the Employee is not entitled to relief.