Amanda M. Fallon
Ombuds, Office of the Ombudsman for the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program
Amanda M. Fallon serves as the Ombuds for the U.S. Department of Labor's Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program (EEOICP). Ms. Fallon serves as a confidential, neutral resource available to EEOICP stakeholders nationwide, including claimants, potential claimants, surviving family members, and those who support them.
Within the agency's mission to provide information, guidance, and assistance to those who worked in our nation's nuclear weapons complex and uranium mines and mills, Ms. Fallon addresses complaints, concerns and grievances related to EEOICP regulations, policies, and practices. Her office is structured independent of other agency divisions, allowing her the autonomy to submit a report to Congress each year setting forth the issues encountered by EEOICP claimants and potential claimants, as well as making recommendations for programmatic improvements.
In her legal career, Ms. Fallon first worked as a Maryland workers' compensation attorney where she learned the skills critical to representing injured workers in both state and federal court. After several years in the private sector, Ms. Fallon began her federal service in 2007 as a hearing representative in the Final Adjudication Branch of the EEOICP. During her tenure as a hearing representative, Ms. Fallon travelled the United States conducting hearings with EEOICP claimants and their advocates. In 2012, Ms. Fallon joined the Office of the Ombudsman for the EEOICP as a policy analyst. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Villanova University, and her Juris Doctor from the Columbus School of Law, Catholic University of America.