On September 12, 2012, an OHA Hearing Officer issued a Protective Order in a case involving a Complaint of Retaliation filed by John Robertson against KQ Services under the DOE’s Contractor Employee Protection Program and its governing regulations set forth at 10 C.F.R. Part 708. During the process of pre-hearing discovery in the matter, counsel for KQ Services requested that the DOE Savannah River Operations Office (DOE-SR) Employee Concerns Program, produce certain documents in its possession. On September 12, 2012, DOE-SR submitted a Stipulated Protective Order to which DOE-SR, Mr. Robertson, and counsel for KQ Services agreed to be bound. The Order states, inter alia, that the names or any other identifying information of certain individuals named in the documents shall remain confidential.
Steven Goering - Hearing Officer