Gary Vander Boegh (the Complainant), an employee of WESKEM LLC (WESKEM), appeals the dismissal of his complaint of retaliation filed under 10 C.F.R. Part 708, the Department of Energy (DOE) Contractor Employee Protection Program. WESKEM is a subcontractor of Bechtel Jacobs Company LLC (BJC), the management and integration contractor for the C-746-U Landfill at the DOE’s Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant located in Paducah, Kentucky. On April 21, 2003, the Manager of Diversity Programs and Employee Concerns (Manager) at the DOE Oak Ridge Operations Office (DOE/OR) dismissed the Vander Boegh complaint. As explained below, I reverse the dismissal of the complaint and remand the matter to the Manager for further processing.