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PSH-12-0078 - In the Matter of Personnel Security Hearing

On November 6, 2012, an OHA Hearing Officer issued a Decision in which she determined that an Individual’s access authorization should not be restored.  In reaching this determination, the Hearing Officer found that the Individual had not resolved the security concerns arising from his financial difficulties.  The Individual was questioned about his outstanding debts in 2006, 2009, and 2011 by the Local Security Office (LSO).  All three times, he asserted that he would rectify the situation.  In 2012, he still had nine outstanding collection accounts totaling $52.984 and seven unresolved charged-off accounts totaling $53,730.  At the hearing, the Individual testified that he sold two rental properties in March 2012 and paid off one debt at that time.  He paid off four more debts in September 2012.  He still has eleven debts outstanding.  After considering all the evidence and testimony in the proceeding, the Hearing Officer found that the Individual had not mitigated the Criterion L security concerns.  Therefore, the Hearing Officer concluded that the Individual’s access authorization should be granted.

Janet Fishman - Hearing Officer