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TBH-0096 - In the Matter of Douglas L. Cartledge

This Initial Agency Decision involves a whistleblower complaint filed by Douglas L. Cartledge (“Cartledge” or “the Complainant”) under the Department of Energy (DOE) Contractor Employee Protection Program, 10 C.F.R. Part 708. The Complainant was an employee of Parsons Corporation (“Parsons” or “the Contractor”), a first-tier contractor at the DOE Savannah River Site (SRS) in Aiken, South Carolina, where he was employed as a laborer. On August 6, 2009, he filed a complaint of retaliation (“the Complaint”) against Parsons with the DOE SRS Employee Concerns Program (ECP) Office. In the Complaint, Cartledge contends that he made certain disclosures to Parsons and DOE officials and that Parsons retaliated by terminating his employment. The Complainant seeks reinstatement to his former position and back pay.