In a letter dated January 18, 2011, the Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA) of the Department of Energy (DOE) dismissed the appeal of Ricky Ladd (hereinafter Mr. Ladd or the complainant)
from the dismissal of his complaint of retaliation and request for investigation filed under 10 C.F.R. Part 708, the DOE Contractor Employee Protection Program (Case No. TBU-0112). After reconsidering Mr. Ladd’s appeal in light of additional arguments and information provided by Mr. Ladd, we find that our January 18, 2011, dismissal was appropriate, and that the additional information provided by Mr. Ladd does not provide a basis for reversing that determination.