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PSH-11-0034 - In the Matter of Personnel Security Hearing

The Individual is employed by a DOE contractor and has held a DOE access authorization for several years. DOE Ex. 3. In August 2011, the Individual timely reported to the Local Security Office (LSO) her arrest for Driving Under the Influence (DUI) of alcohol. DOE Ex. 10. The incident prompted a September 2011 Personnel Security Interview (PSI). DOE Ex. 11. After the PSI, the LSO referred the Individual to a DOE consultant-psychiatrist (“the DOE psychiatrist”) for an evaluation. The DOE psychiatrist evaluated the Individual in October 2011 and issued a report. DOE Ex. 8. After reviewing the Individual’s personnel security file, the LSO informed the Individual in a November 2011 Notification Letter that there existed derogatory information that raised security concerns under 10 C.F.R. § 710.8 (h) and (j) (Criteria H and J, respectively). See Notification Letter, November 14, 2011. The Notification Letter also informed the Individual that she was entitled to a hearing before a Hearing Officer in order to resolve the security concerns.