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LA 200, John Adams Building, 110 Second Street, S.E.
Washington, DC 20540-1999

v. Case No. 00-AC-105 (AG, RP)
August 11, 2003
Respondent . _________________________

Before the Board of Directors: Susan S. Robfogel, Chair; Barbara L. Camens, Alan V. Friedman; Roberta L. Holzwarth; Barbara Childs Wallace, Members.


On December 14, 2002, Hearing Officer Sylvia Bacon issued her attached Decision and Judgment dismissing this age discrimination and reprisal complaint on its merits after conducting an evidentiary hearing. The Complainant timely filed a petition for review of the Hearing Officer’s decision and a supporting brief. The Respondent employing office filed a brief in opposition to the petition for review.

Upon due consideration of the Hearing Officer’s Decision and Judgment, and the parties’ filings, the Board affirms the Hearing Officer’s dismissal of this complaint. The Board is satisfied that the Hearing Officer’s decision is supported by substantial record evidence and that the Hearing Officer employed the correct legal principles and analysis in reaching her result.

For the foregoing reasons, the Hearing Officer’s decision dismissing the complaint
is affirmed.

It is so ordered.

Issued: at Washington, D.C., August 11, 2003


I hereby certify that on this 11th day of August 2003, I delivered a copy of this Decision of the Board of Directors to the following parties by the identified means:

First-Class Mail Postage-Prepaid

Jeffrey H. Leib, Esq.
Attorney at Law
5104 34th Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20008

First-Class Mail Postage-Prepaid
& Facsimile Mail (w/o Hearing Officer Decision)

Edgard Martinez, Esq.
Office of the Architect of the Capitol
Office of Employment Counsel
Ford House Office Building, Rm H2-202
2nd and D Streets, SW
Washington, D.C. 20515

Kisha L. Harley
Office of Compliance


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