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April 16, 2008
TBD-0075 -In the Matter of Jonathan Strausbaugh

Pending before me is a consolidated Motion to Compel Discovery filed with the Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA) on behalf of Jonathan K. Strausbaugh and Richard L. Rieckenberg (the complainants) by their attorney. This Motion relates to a hearing requested by the complainants under the Department of Energy’s Contractor Employee Protection Program, 10 C.F.R. Part 708 (Part 708), in connection with the Part 708 complaints they filed against KSL Services, Inc. (KSL). The OHA has assigned Mr. Strausbaugh’s and Mr. Rieckenberg’s hearing requests Case Nos.

April 16, 2008
TBD-0073 - In the Matter of Richard L. Rieckenberg

Pending before me is a consolidated Motion to Compel Discovery filed with the Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA) on behalf of Jonathan K. Strausbaugh and Richard L. Rieckenberg (the complainants) by their attorney. This Motion relates to a hearing requested by the complainants under the Department of Energy’s Contractor Employee Protection Program, 10 C.F.R. Part 708 (Part 708), in connection with the Part 708 complaints they filed against KSL Services, Inc. (KSL). The OHA has assigned Mr. Strausbaugh’s and Mr. Rieckenberg’s hearing requests Case Nos.

March 5, 2008
TBB-0070 - In the Matter of Sharon M. Fiorillo

This letter concerns the complaint of retaliation that you filed with the Department of Energy (DOE) under 10 C.F.R. Part 708. On August 20, 2007, the Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA) received your petition for Secretarial review of the July 16, 2007, jurisdictional appeal decision issued by the OHA Acting Director. You filed a statement of arguments in support of your position on September 4, 2007.

March 4, 2008
TBB-0071 - In the Matter of Jeffrey Burnette

This letter concerns the Complaint of Retaliation that you filed with the Department of Energy (DOE) under 10 C.F.R. Part 708. On October 10, 2007, the Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA) received your petition for Secretarial review of the August 30, 2007, jurisdictional appeal decision issued by the OHA Deputy Director. Under the Part 7 0 8 regulations, the Secretary will reverse or revise an appeal decision by the OHA only in extraordinary circumstances. 10 C.F.R. § 708.19.

March 4, 2008
TBB-0030 - In the Matter of Curtis Broaddus

This letter concerns the complaint of retaliation filed with the Department of Energy (DOE) under 10 C.F.R. Part 708 by Curtis Broaddus. On October 3, 2007, the Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA) received your petition for Secretarial review of the August 29, 2007, Appeal Decision issued by the OHA Acting Director.

February 13, 2008
TBA-0042 - In the Matter of Curtis Hall

This Decision considers two Appeals of an Initial Agency Decision (IAD) issued on March 15, 2007, by a Hearing Officer in the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA). The IAD addressed the merits of a whistleblower complaint filed by Curtis Hall against his former employer, Bechtel National, Inc. (BNI), under the Department of Energy’s Contractor Employee Protection Program, 10 C.F.R. Part 708. See Curtis Hall, 29 DOE ¶ 87,022 (2007). In his complaint, Mr.

December 18, 2007
TBA-0069 - In the Matter of Gary S. Vander Boegh

This Decision considers three Appeals of an Initial Agency Decision (IAD) issued on July 11, 2003, involving a complaint filed by Gary S. Vander Boegh under the Department of Energy (DOE) Contractor Employee Protection Program, 10 C.F.R. Part 708.

November 21, 2007
TBZ-0047 - In the Matter of Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC

This decision concerns a Motion for Summary Judgment filed by Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC (“BEA,” “the contractor,” or “Respondent”) on September 6, 2007. The motion relates to five pending complaints filed by one of its employees, Dennis Patterson (“Mr. Patterson” or “the complainant”), under the Department of Energy (DOE) Contractor Employee Protection Regulations codified at 10 CFR Part 708. In the motion under consideration, BEA requests that I dismiss two of the five Part 708 complaints.

November 19, 2007
TBH-0039 - In the Matter of Joshua Lucero

This Initial Agency Decision concerns a whistleblower complaint filed by Joshua Lucero (Lucero) against his former employer, Wackenhut Services, Inc. (WSI), under the Department of Energy=s (DOE) Contractor Employee Protection Program, which is codified at 10 C.F.R. Part 708. WSI is a contractor that provides services to the DOE=s Office of Secure Transportation (OST). Lucero alleges that he engaged in activity protected by Part 708 and, as a result, was retaliated against by WSI.

November 8, 2007
TBH-0057 - In the Matter of Frederick L. Higgs

This Decision concerns a whistleblower complaint that Frederick L. Higgs (the complainant) filed under the Department of Energy’s Contractor Employee Protection Program, 10 C.F.R. Part 708, against his former employer, Texas Environmental Plastics, Ltd. (TEP), a DOE subcontractor at the DOE’s Savannah River Site in Aiken, South Carolina.1 The complainant contends that he made a number of disclosures that are protected under Part 708, and that TEP retaliated against him for making those disclosures by terminating his employment.