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PSH-11-0027 - In the Matter of Personnel Security Hearing

The individual is employed by a Department of Energy (DOE) contractor, and was granted a security clearance in connection with that employment. In June 2011, the individual was arrested for Inflicting Corporal Injury on a Spouse or Cohabitant. Because this arrest raised security concerns,the local security office (LSO) summoned the individual for an interview with a personnel security specialist in July 2011. After reviewing the transcript of this Personnel Security Interview (PSI) and the rest of the individual’s personnel file, the LSO determined that derogatory information existed that cast into doubt the individual’s eligibility for access authorization. They informed the individual of this determination in a letter that set forth the DOE’s security concerns and the reasons for those concerns. I will hereinafter refer to this letter as the Notification Letter. The Notification Letter also informed the individual that he was entitled to a hearing before a Hearing Officer in order to resolve the substantial doubt concerning his eligibility for access authorization.