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VWA-0004 - In the Matter of Richard W. Gallegos

This Decision involves a whistleblower complaint filed by Richard W. Gallegos (Gallegos) under the Department of Energy's (DOE) Contractor Employee Protection Program. Since 1957, Gallegos has been employed at DOE's Sandia National Laboratory (Sandia). At present, Lockheed Martin Corporation (Contractor) is the management and operating contractor at Sandia. Gallegos is employed as a Staff Technical Assistant, whose job is to facilitate and expedite the purchase of printed circuit boards for projects at Sandia. Gallegos alleges that the Contractor retaliated against him for making disclosures about mismanagement to various managers at Sandia, an auditor at Sandia, the ombudsperson at Sandia, and the DOE's Office of Inspector General.