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December 8, 2008
TBB-0079 - In the Matter of Donald E. Searle

This letter concerns your complaint of retaliation filed with the Department of Energy (DOE) under 10 C.F.R. Part 708. On September 8, 2008, the Office ofHearings and Appeals (OHA) received your petition for Secretarial review ofthe July 25, 2008, Appeal Decision issued by the Director of OHA.

October 6, 2008
TBU-0082 - In the Matter of Thomas L. Townsend

Thomas L. Townsend (Townsend) appeals the dismissal of his complaint of retaliation and request for investigation filed under 10 C.F.R. Part 7081 by the Oak Ridge Operations Office (OR) of the Department of Energy (DOE). As explained below, the dismissal of the complaint should be upheld

September 18, 2008
TBU-0081 - In the Matter of Leslie D. Cumiford

Leslie D. Cumiford (“the Complainant”), appeals the dismissal of her complaint of retaliation filed under 10 C.F.R. Part 708, the Department of Energy (“DOE”) Contractor Employee Protection Program. The complaint was filed on October 10, 2006, and was dismissed on August 12, 2008. As explained below, the dismissal of the complaint should be affirmed, and the appeal denied.

September 3, 2008
TBH-0066 - In the Matter of David L. Moses

This Initial Agency Decision involves a whistleblower complaint filed by Dr. David L. Moses (“Moses” or “the complainant”) under the Department of Energy (DOE) Contractor Employee Protection Program, 10 C.F.R. Part 708. The complainant was an employee of UT-Battelle, LLC, the firm employed by DOE to manage and operate the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), where he was employed as a Senior Program Manager for ORNL’s Nuclear Nonproliferation Program until May 2007. On February 23, 2007, he filed a complaint of retaliation against UT-Battelle with the DOE Office of Employee Concerns.

July 25, 2008
TBU-0079 - In the Matter of Donald E. Searle

Donald E. Searle (Searle or the complainant) appeals the dismissal of his complaint of retaliation and request for investigation filed under 10 C.F.R. Part 708, the Department of Energy (DOE) Contractor Employee Protection Program. As explained below, the dismissal of the complaint should be affirmed.

July 16, 2008
TBB-0069 - In the Matter of Gary S. Vander Boegh

This letter concerns the complaint of retaliation filed with the Department of Energy (DOE) under 10 C.F.R. Part 708 by Gary S. Vander Boegh (Vander Boegh). On February 5, 2008, the Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA) received your petition for Secretarial review of the December 18, 2007, Appeal Decision issued by the Director of OHA.

July 16, 2008
TBB-0042 - In the Matter of Curtis Hall

This letter concerns the complaint of retaliation filed by Curtis Hall (the complainant or Mr. Hall) with the Department of Energy under 10 C . F. R. Part 7 0 8 , the DOE Con tractor Employee (Whistleblower) Protection Program. On March 13, 2008, the Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA) received your Petition for Secretarial Review of the appeal decision we issued on February 13, 2008. Under Part 708 regulations, the Secretary will reverse or revise an appeal decision by the Director of OHA only in extraordinary circumstances. 10 C.F.R. § 708.35(d).

May 21, 2008
TBZ-0063 - In the Matter of Richard L. Urie

This Decision concerns a Complaint filed by Richard L. Urie (hereinafter referred to as “Mr. Urie” or “the Complainant”) against Los Alamos National Laboratory (hereinafter referred to as “LANL” or “the Respondent”), his former employer, 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, LANL was a DOE contractor operating in Los Alamos, New Mexico.

May 21, 2008
TBH-0063 - In the Matter of Richard L. Urie

This Decision concerns a Complaint filed by Richard L. Urie (hereinafter referred to as “Mr. Urie” or “the Complainant”) against Los Alamos National Laboratory (hereinafter referred to as “LANL” or “the Respondent”), his former employer, 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, LANL was a DOE contractor operating in Los Alamos, New Mexico.

May 2, 2008
TBU-0078 - In the Matter of Fred Hua

Fred Hua (the complainant), appeals the dismissal of his complaint of retaliation filed under 10 C.F.R. Part 708, the Department of Energy (DOE) Contractor Employee Protection Program. The complaint was filed on January 22, 2008, and was dismissed on March 18, 2008. As explained below, the dismissal of the complaint should be sustained, and the appeal denied.