On August 14, 2020, the Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA) issued an order denying Ms. Lee Anne Champion's appeal of the OHA's initial agency decision under the Department
of Energy's (DOE) Contractor Employee Protection Program, 10 C.F.R. Part 708. The appeal alleged that the Appellant's complaint was timely because she had disclosed the
alleged retaliation to the her local ECP office months prior to filing her complaint. The OHA Director held that a report to the ECP and the subsequent ECP investigation was not
sufficient to toll the time to file a complaint. Accordingly, OHA denied the appeal. OHA Case No. WBA-20-0007.