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TBH-0030 - In the Matter of Curtis Broaddus

This Decision concerns a whistleblower complaint that Mr. Curtis Broaddus (the complainant) filed under the Department of Energy’s Contractor Employee Protection Program, 10 C.F.R. Part 708. The complainant is an employee of BWXT Pantex (BWXT), the management and operations contractor at the DOE’s Pantex Plant in Amarillo, Texas. The complainant contends that he made a number of disclosures that are protected under Part 708, and that BWXT retaliated against him for making those disclosures. According to the complainant, BWXT reprisals against him included the withholding of salary increases, disparaging remarks, verbal threats, unwarranted reprimands, improper releases of personal information, reassignment of some of the responsibilities associated with his position, and reassignment of line of management reporting, that is, changing his status from a direct report to the manager to one who reports to the deputy manager. As relief from these alleged retaliations, the complainant seeks back pay, reinstatement to his former position or, in the alternative, preference to transfer to another suitable position, and reimbursement of all reasonable costs and expenses, including attorney fees. After considering all the submissions by the parties and all the testimony received at the hearing held on this matter, I have concluded that the complainant has not made a disclosure protected under Part 708 and, therefore, is not entitled to relief.