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TBH-0047 - In the Matter of Dennis Patterson

This Initial Agency Decision involves a whistleblower complaint filed by Mr. Dennis Patterson (“Patterson,” “the complainant,” or “Complainant”) under the Department of Energy (DOE) Contractor Employee Protection Program, 10 C.F.R. Part 708. The complainant was an employee of Batelle Energy Alliance, LLC, (“BEA” or “the contractor”) the management and operating contractor of the DOE Idaho National Laboratory (INL) in Idaho Falls, Idaho, where he was employed as the Employee Concerns Program Manager until June 2007. On June 1, 2006, he filed a complaint of retaliation against BEA with the DOE Office of Employee Concerns. In his complaint, Patterson contends that he made certain disclosures to officials of BEA, and that BEA retaliated against him in response to these disclosures.