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Monday, April 21, 2014

DOE 708 "employee protection" posters

Why do we have DOE 708 "employee protection" posters at LLNS everywhere starting in early March 2014?

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Why do we have DOE 708 "employee protection" posters at LLNS everywhere starting in early March 2014?


This I believe is a whistleblower protection. However, it is specifically saying that cases that fall under EEOC and department of labor will be handled by those departments. The problem is that they are vague on their description.

such as
"Fraud, gross mismanagement, gross waste of funds, or abuse of authority; or
(b) Participating in a Congressional proceeding or an administrative proceeding conducted under this part; or
(c) Subject to §708.7 of this subpart, refusing to participate in an activity, policy, or practice if you believe participation would—
(1) Constitute a violation of a federal health or safety law; or"

This implies that something needs to blow up or someone is stealing something....ect....Gross.

I see misconduct all the time that LLNL and management violation of the law, but unless it is "gross" no one cares.

So I guess you have to let the lab completely fail....before anyone steps in.

Sad no one cares about truth or justice anymore.

If there is a lawyer on this site can you please explain

"Fraud, gross mismanagement, gross waste of funds, or abuse of authority; or"
April 20, 2014 at 10:26 AM
Anonymous said...

All organizations suffer from some mismanagement, some waste of funds. Name one organization that doesn't. The word "gross" is allowing for these inevitable routine problems and setting a bar for activation of the regulation that requires the violation to be severe enough to be obvious and not just routine. Don't need a lawyer, just some common sense.

Anonymous said...

"We are the government, and we are here to help you."

Tyler Pryzbylek 2007

Where is your wallet?

Anonymous said...

"...The word "gross" is allowing for these inevitable routine problems and setting a bar for activation of the regulation that requires the violation to be severe enough to be obvious and not just routine..."

It appears DOE designed the prerequisites for the 708 so the "bar for activation" or threshold is such that contractor "XYZ" should have known the nature of the employee complaint in great detail before the 708 employee complaint was filed. Therefore contractor "XYZ" could not easily claim ignorance of the issues raised in the DOE 708 complaint, and likely had the opportunity to objectively address the very same issues raised in the 708 complaint within the contractor's organizational structure. The bottom line is, if the 708 employee complaint is accepted by DOE, it is not likely to be frivolous in nature or a surprise to the contractor in question.

Anonymous said...


Proper placement of the 708 employee protection posters at the contractor "work site" is a DOE requirement across the complex.

"...Sec. 708.40 Are contractors required to inform their employees about this program?

Yes. Contractors who are covered by this part must inform their employees about these regulations by posting notices in conspicuous places at the work site. These notices must include the name and address of the DOE office where you can file a complaint under this part..."

http://energy.gov/oha/part-708-doe-contractor-employee-protection-program

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