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PSH-13-0086 - In the Matter of Personnel Security Hearing

On October 29, 2013, an OHA Hearing Officer issued a decision in which he determined that an individual’s DOE access authorization should be restored.  The Record showed that the individual had two DUIs and that a DOE Psychologist also diagnosed him with Alcohol-Abuse.  After hearing the testimony of a DOE Psychiatrist that, in  his expert opinion, the Individual was far enough along in his recovery to be reformed or rehabilitated from his Alcohol Abuse, the Hearing Officer found that the Individual had shown that he was reformed or rehabilitated from his Alcohol-Abuse, and had therefore mitigated the security concerns raised by his Alcohol Abuse and criminal activity since that activity was symptomatic of his Alcohol Abuse.

Steven Fine - Hearing Officer