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PSH-14-0014 - In the Matter of Personnel Security

On June 13, 2014, an OHA Administrative Judge issued a decision in which he determined that the DOE should not restore an individual’s access authorization.  As security concerns under Criteria H, J, and L of 10 CFR Part 710, a Local Security Office (LSO) cited a DOE psychologist’s diagnosis of Alcohol Abuse and two alcohol-related arrests.  The Administrative Judge found that the individual had not resolved the concerns related to his Alcohol Abuse.  Though the individual is now receiving counseling, participating in group aftercare, and abstaining from alcohol, the Administrative Judge was convinced that his treatment plan had not been in effect for a sufficient length of time to demonstrate rehabilitation.  The Administrative Judge further found that the individual had not resolved the concerns raised by arrests, as they relate to alcohol issues that have not yet been sufficiently addressed.

William M. Schwartz - Administrative Judge