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PSH-12-0065 - In the Matter of Personnel Security Hearing

The Individual is a contractor employee at a DOE facility. Exhibit (Ex.) 10 at 3. The Local Security Office (LSO) discovered that the Individual failed to list a 2004 Driving Under the Influence (DUI) arrest in a Questionnaire for National Security Positions form completed in October 2011. Ex. 10 at 10. The Local Security Office (LSO) conducted a personnel security interview with the Individual in January 2012 (2012 PSI) and, due to concerns arising from the Individual’s admission of excessive alcohol use in the 2012 PSI, referred him for an examination by a DOE-contractor psychologist (DOE Psychologist). Ex. 12; Ex. 8 at 1. Because neither the 2012 PSI nor the DOE Psychologist’s examination resolved the security concerns arising from the Individual’s admission of excessive consumption of beer, the LSO informed the Individual, in a April 2012 notification letter (Notification Letter), that derogatory information existed that raised security concerns under 10 C.F.R. § 710.8 (j) (Criterion J) and that his security clearance was suspended. Ex. 1. The Notification Letter also informed the Individual that he was entitled to a hearing before a Hearing Officer in order to resolve the security concerns.