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PSH-13-0008 - In the Matter of Personnel Security Hearing

On June 6, 2013, a Hearing Officer determined that an individual’s security clearance should be restored. In reaching this determination, the Hearing Officer found that the individual successfully addressed the DOE’s security concerns regarding his alcohol use.  Specifically, the Hearing Officer concluded that the individual, who had been diagnosed by a DOE psychiatrist with Alcohol Abuse, achieved adequate evidence of rehabilitation and reformation.  In addition, the Hearing Officer found that the individual had satisfied the following mitigating factors as outlined in the Adjudicative Guidelines: (1) the individual acknowledged his alcohol abuse, provided evidence of actions taken to overcome his problem and established a pattern or responsible use; (2) the individual successfully completed an Intensive Outpatient Program with required aftercare, demonstrated a clear and established pattern of abstinence in accordance with his treatment recommendations, and received a favorable prognosis by a duly qualified medical professional; and (3) the DOE psychiatrist opined that the individual is in remission, and has a low probability of recurrence or exacerbation.

Kimberly Chapman - Hearing Officer