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August 6, 2014
WBU-14-0007 - In the Matter of Earl M. Ballard

On August 6, 2014, the Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA) issued a decision granting Mr. Earl Ballard’s Appeal of the Portsmouth/Paducah Project Office’s (PPPO) dismissal of his whistleblower complaint for lack of jurisdiction or other good cause.  The OHA found that the reasons provided by PPPO for the dismissal, i.e., that Mr. Ballard had not proven that his alleged disclosure was a contributing factor to his dismissal, and that the Part 708 regulations were not applicable to an alleged protected disclosure made within the context of an investigation into Mr.

August 1, 2014
WBA-13-0011 - In the Matter of Alison Marschman

On August 1, 2014, the Office of Hearings and Appeal’s (OHA) denied an appeal of an Initial Agency Decision (IAD) issued by an OHA Administrative Judge on May 8, 2014, which denied a Complaint filed by Alison Marschman (hereinafter referred to as “the Employee”) against her former employer, Battelle Energy Alliance (hereinafter referred to as “the Contractor”), under the DOE’s Contractor Employee Protection Program, 10 C.F.R.

June 24, 2014
WBU-14-0002 - In the matter of James E. Doyle

On June 24, 2014, the Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA) issued a decision denying Dr. James E. Doyle’s (Appellant) Appeal of the DOE’s NNSA Whistleblower Program Manager’s (Manager) dismissal of his whistleblower complaint pursuant to 10 C.F.R.

May 21, 2014
WBA-13-0015 - In the Matter of Sherrie Walker

This Decision considers an Appeal of a Dismissal issued by the Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA) of the Department of Energy (DOE) on December 5, 2013, of a Complaint filed by Sherrie Walker (the Appellant or Walker) against her employer, Idaho Treatment Group LLC (ITG), under the DOE’s Contractor Employee Protection Program, 10 C.F.R. Part 708.  In her Complaint, the Appellant alleges that she has repeatedly reported concerns of non-compliance, abuse of management and misconduct and, as a result, has been subjected to retaliation by ITG.

May 8, 2014
WBH-13-0011 - In the Matter of Alison Marschman

On May 8, 2014, an OHA Administrative Judge denied a request for relief under the DOE’s contractor employee protection regulations. Although the Judge found that the Complainant had engaged in activity that is protected by those regulations, he concluded that she had failed to demonstrate, by a preponderance of the evidence, that that activity was a contributing factor to one or more acts of retaliation.

April 29, 2014
WBA-12-0004 - In the Matter of Denise Hunter

On April 29, 2014, the Director of OHA denied an Appeal involving an Initial Agency Decision issued in response to a  complaint filed by Denise Hunter (Hunter) against the Whitestone Group under the DOE’s Contractor Employee Protection Program and its governing regulations set forth at 10 C.F.R. Part 708. In the Initial Agency Decision (IAD), the Hearing Officer found that Hunter had made a protected disclosure, concerning theft of official equipment, and had participated in a protected activity, filing a Part 708 Complaint.

April 28, 2014
WBU-14-0008 - In the Matter of Ed Boettcher

On April 28, 2014, the Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA) issued a decision granting Mr. Ed Boettcher’s (Appellant) Appeal of the DOE’s Officer of River Protection’s (Manager) dismissal of his whistleblower complaint for lack of jurisdiction or good cause pursuant to 10 C.F.R. §§ 708.4 and 708.17.  The Appellant alleges that, while employed at Washington River Protection Solutions (WRPS) as an electrician, he made several protected disclosures concerning worker health and safety and, as a result of these disclosures, he was terminated from his position.

April 10, 2014
WBZA-13-0017 - In the Matter of Edward G. Gallrein, III

On April 10, 2014, the Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA) issued a decision granting two motions to dismiss the Part 708 Complaint filed by Edward G. Gallrein, III.  Babcock & Wilcox Y-12, LLC, and GemTech Y-12, LLC, each filed a motion to dismiss Mr. Gallrein’s Complaint against them, in which he alleged that he made disclosures protected under 10 C.F.R. § 708.5(a) that contributed to retaliatory actions against him, including his termination from his position.  The Administrative Judge assigned to the hearing that Mr.

April 10, 2014
WBZ-13-0017 - In the Matter of Edward G. Gallrein, III

On April 10, 2014, the Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA) issued a decision granting two motions to dismiss the Part 708 Complaint filed by Edward G. Gallrein, III.  Babcock & Wilcox Y-12, LLC, and GemTech Y-12, LLC, each filed a motion to dismiss Mr. Gallrein’s Complaint against them, in which he alleged that he made disclosures protected under 10 C.F.R. § 708.5(a) that contributed to retaliatory actions against him, including his termination from his position.  The Administrative Judge assigned to the hearing that Mr.

April 10, 2014
WBH-13-0017 - In the Matter of Edward G. Gallrein, III

On April 10, 2014, the Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA) issued a decision granting two motions to dismiss the Part 708 Complaint filed by Edward G. Gallrein, III.  Babcock & Wilcox Y-12, LLC, and GemTech Y-12, LLC, each filed a motion to dismiss Mr. Gallrein’s Complaint against them, in which he alleged that he made disclosures protected under 10 C.F.R. § 708.5(a) that contributed to retaliatory actions against him, including his termination from his position.  The Administrative Judge assigned to the hearing that Mr.