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TBH-0105 - In the Matter of Colleen Monk

This Decision concerns a Complaint filed by Colleen Monk (hereinafter referred to as “Ms. Monk” or “the Complainant”) against Washington TRU Solutions, VJ Technologies, and Mobile Characterization Services (hereinafter referred to individually as “WTS,” “VJT,” and “MCS,” respectively, or collectively as “the Respondents”), under the Department of Energy’s (DOE)
Contractor Employee Protection Program regulations found at 10 C.F.R. Part 708. At all times relevant to this proceeding, the Respondents were DOE contractors operating in Los Alamos, New
Mexico. It is the Complainant’s contention that during her employment with VJT, she engaged in protected activity and, as a consequence, suffered reprisals by the Respondents. Among the remedies that the Complainant is seeking are reinstatement of her former pay, back pay, and compensation for the time that she has spent representing herself in this proceeding. As discussed below, I have concluded that Ms. Monk is not entitled to the relief that she seeks.