This Decision involves a complaint filed by Russell P. Marler, Sr. (Marler or “the complainant”) under the Department of Energy (DOE) Contractor Employee Protection Program, codified at 10 C.F.R. Part 708. Marler is a former employee of a DOE contractor, DynMcDermott Petroleum Operations Company (DM), and alleges in his complaint that certain reprisals were taken against him by DM, including a poor performance evaluation and selection for termination under a Reduction-in-Force (RIF), as a result of his participating in an act protected under Part 708. More specifically, Marler alleges that these adverse personnel actions were improperly taken against him in retaliation for his serving as a witness in another proceeding brought under Part 708, and therefore seeks appropriate redress. On the basis of the hearing that was conducted and the record before me, I have concluded that Marler is not entitled to relief under 10 C.F.R. Part 708.