[Excerpt] Section 7385s-15(e) of the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act of 2000, as amended (EEOICPA or Act), requires the Department of Labor’s Office of the Ombudsman for the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program (the Office) to submit an annual report to Congress. This report is to set forth: (a) the numbers and types of complaints, grievances, and requests for assistance received by the Office during the preceding year and (b) an assessment of the most common difficulties encountered by claimants and potential claimants during that year. See 42 U.S.C. §7385s-15(e). The following is the Office’s annual report for calendar year 2015.