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VBU-0016 - In the Matter of Gary Roybal

On October 6, 1998, Gary Roybal (Roybal) filed a complaint under the Department of Energy (DOE) Contractor Employee Protection Program, codified at 10 C.F.R. Part 708. The regulations governing the program were revised in a new interim final rule that took effect on April 14, 1999. Along with other procedural changes, the interim final rule reassigned the investigative function to the Office of Hearings and Appeals. All of the pending whistleblower cases in the investigative stage, including Roybal’s case, were then transferred to OHA. The OHA investigator assigned to the case dismissed Roybal’s complaint on June 11, 1999. On June 23, 1999, Roybal filed this Appeal of the dismissal with the Director of OHA. In the Appeal, Roybal requests that OHA reverse the dismissal and reinstate his complaint. 10 C.F.R. § 708.18.