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PSH-13-0088 - In the Matter of Personnel Security

On October 10, 2013, an OHA Hearing Officer issued a decision in which he determined that an individual’s DOE access authorization should not be restored.  The Record showed that the individual had a DWI, an arrest for an outstanding warrant for arrest, and an alcohol-related termination of employment.  A DOE Psychologist also diagnosed the individual with Alcohol-Abuse.  The Hearing Officer found that the Individual had not shown that he was reformed or rehabilitated from his Alcohol-Abuse.  Nor had the individual mitigated the security concerns raised by his criminal activity since that activity was symptomatic of his Alcohol Abuse.   The Hearing officer also found that the LSO’s allegation that the individual had deliberately omitted information from a form he had submitted to the LSO to be unfounded.

Steven Fine - Hearing Officer