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September 19, 2005
TBB-0003 - In the Matter of Gilbert J. Hinojos

This letter pertains to a Petition for Secretarial Review that you filed on August 8, 2005, on behalf of Gilbert Hinojos. In the Petition, you requested that the Secretary of Energy review a July 8, 2005 appeal decision, issued by the Director of the Office of Hearings and Appeals. That appeal decision denied Mr. Hinojos' complaint of retaliation filed pursuant to 10 C.F.R. Part 708.

July 8, 2005
TBA-0003 - In the Matter of Gilbert J. Hinojos

This Decision considers an Appeal of an Initial Agency Decision (IAD) issued on April 27, 2005, involving a Complaint filed by Gilbert J. Hinojos (also referred to as the employee or the complainant) under the Department of Energy (DOE) Contractor Employee Protection Program, 10 C.F.R. Part 708. In his Complaint, Hinojos claims that his former employer, DOE contractor Honeywell Federal Manufacturing & Technologies (Honeywell or the contractor), retaliated against him for engaging in activity that is protected by Part 708.

April 27, 2005
TBH-0003 - In the Matter of Gilbert J. Hinojos

This Decision concerns a whistleblower complaint filed by Gilbert J. Hinojos (the Employee) under the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Contractor Employee Protection Program, 10 C.F.R. Part 708. The Employee worked as a “Material Control Coordinator, Sr.” at Honeywell Federal Manufacturing & Technologies (the Contractor), a DOE facility in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The Employee alleges that he engaged in protected activity and that the Contractor retaliated by taking several actions. The Employee’s allegation of retaliatory discharge is the subject of this proceeding.

April 26, 2005
TBU-0033 - In the Matter of

Michael Goetz (the complainant) appeals the dismissal of his complaint of retaliation filed under 10 C.F.R. Part 708, the Department of Energy (DOE) Contractor Employee Protection Program. As explained below, the dismissal of the complaint is upheld.

I. Background

December 9, 2004
TBU-0028 - In the Matter of Glenn Kuswa

Glenn Kuswa, an employee of Sandia National Laboratories (Sandia) in Albuquerque, New Mexico, appeals the dismissal of his whistleblower complaint filed under 10 C.F.R. Part 708, the DOE Contractor Employee Protection Program. On June 22, 2004, the Employee Concerns Program Manager at the DOE’s National Nuclear Security Administration Service Center, Albuquerque, (NNSA/Albuquerque) dismissed Mr. Kuswa’s complaint. As explained below, I reverse the dismissal of the subject complaint, and remand the matter to NNSA/Albuquerque for further processing.

August 13, 2004
TBU-0027 - In the Matter of Clint Olson

Clint Olson (the complainant or the employee), appeals the dismissal of his complaint of retaliation filed under 10 C.F.R. Part 708, the Department of Energy (DOE) Contractor Employee Protection Program. As explained below, the dismissal of the complaint should be reversed and the matter should be remanded for further processing to the Manager of the Employee Concerns Program (Manager) at the National Nuclear Security Administration Service Center (NNSA).

June 2, 2004
TBU-0026 - In the Matter of Charles L. Evans

Charles Evans, a former employee of Fluor Hanford Inc. (Fluor), a Department of Energy (DOE) contractor, appeals the DOE Richland Operations Office=s (Richland) dismissal of the whistleblower complaint he filed against Fluor under 10 C.F.R. Part 708, the DOE Contractor Employee Protection Program.

April 21, 2004
VBH-0083 - In the Matter of S.R. Davis

S.R. Davis (the Employee) filed a complaint against her former employer, Fluor Fernald, Inc. (the Contractor) under the Department of Energy (DOE) Contractor Employee Protection Program, 10 C.F.R. Part 708. The Employee alleges that she engaged in protected activity and that the Contractor retaliated by subjecting her to two disciplinary actions, a job transfer, and ultimately a separation pursuant to an involuntary separation program. The Employee seeks relief including reinstatement and back-pay.

March 15, 2004
VBA-0086 - In the Matter of Elaine M. Blakely

This Decision considers an Appeal of an Initial Agency Decision (IAD) issued on June 25, 2003, involving a Complaint filed by Elaine M. Blakely (Blakely or the Complainant) under the Department of Energy (DOE) Contractor Employee Protection Program, 10 C.F.R. Part 708. In her Complaint, Blakely claims that her former employer, DOE contractor Fluor Fernald, Inc. (FFI or the contractor), retaliated against her for engaging in activity that is protected by Part 708.

March 2, 2004
VBU-0083 - In the Matter of S. R. Davis

S. R. Davis, a former employee of Fluor Fernald, Inc. (Fluor), a Department of Energy (DOE) contractor, appeals the DOE Ohio Field Office’s (OFO) dismissal of the whistleblower complaint against Fluor she filed under 10 C.F.R. Part 708, the DOE Contractor Employee Protection Program. As explained below, I am affirming OFO’s dismissal of the subject complaint.