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WBX-12-0004 - In the Matter of Denise Hunter

On November 19, 2013, a Hearing Officer issued a Supplemental Decision involving a complaint filed by Denise Hunter against The Whitestone Group (Whitestone) under the DOE’s Contractor Employee Protection Program and its governing regulations set forth at 10 C.F.R. Part 708.  In an Initial Agency Decision, the Hearing Officer had determined that Ms. Hunter had prevailed in her Part 708 complaint, and ordered the parties to submit calculations of relief.  After considering the submissions of both parties and their responses to additional questions posed by the Hearing Officer, he determined that Ms. Hunter was entitled to a total of $173,490 in relief, including back pay and benefits, interest on back pay, attorney’s fees, and reimbursement of costs and expenses incurred in pursuing her remedies under Part 708.