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Poli A. Marmolejos currently serves as Director and Chief Administrative Judge of the Department of Energy’s Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA). OHA has jurisdiction for conducting administrative hearings and issuing decisions involving various matters, including personnel security and whistleblower complaints, and appeals brought under the Freedom of Information Act. Prior to joining OHA, Mr. Marmolejos served as Director of DOE’s Office of Civil Rights and Diversity. In this capacity, he was responsible for managing DOE’s equal employment opportunity and Federal financial assistance enforcement programs, and the Employee Concerns Program (which coordinates the processing of whistleblower complaints).
Prior to joining DOE, Mr. Marmolejos served as a trial attorney in the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). Mr. Marmolejos joined DOJ in 1981under the Attorney General’s Honor Law Graduate Program. During his tenure at DOJ, Mr. Marmolejos served in various positions, including as: Special Assistant to three Assistant Attorneys General of the Civil Rights Division; Acting Special Counsel and Deputy Special Counsel of the Office of Special Counsel for Immigration Related Unfair Employment Practices; Special Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia; and senior trial attorney in the Civil Rights Division enforcing the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Mr. Marmolejos received his law degree from Northeastern Law School and his BA degree from Cortland College.