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August 21, 2015
PSH-15-0032 - In the Matter of Personnel Security Hearing

On August 21, 2015, an OHA Administrative Judge issued a decision in which he concluded that an individual’s access authorization should not be restored.  Security concerns regarding the individual were raised in July 2014 when his blood alcohol content was measured at work and exceeded permissible levels.

August 21, 2015
PSH-15-0044 - In the Matter of Personnel Security Hearing

On August 21, 2015, an Administrative Judge issued a decision in which he determined that an individual’s request for an access authorization should not be granted. In reaching this determination, the Administrative Judge found that the individual had not resolved security concerns under Criterion L regarding the individual’s 20-year period of financial irresponsibility. The individual presented evidence that, in October 2014, she had begun to reform her financial conduct and address her past overdue accounts.

August 20, 2015
PSH-15-0029 - In the Matter of Personnel Security Hearing

On August 20, 2015, an OHA Administrative Judge issued a decision in which she concluded that an individual’s security clearance should not be restored.  A Local Security Office conducted a personnel security interview of the individual to address concerns about his falsification of information and alcohol use.  The individual’s behavior raised security concerns under Criteria F, H and L.  After conducting a hearing and evaluating the documentary and testimonial evidence, the Administrative Judge found that the individual had presented sufficient evidence to resolve the security concerns a

August 18, 2015
PSH-15-0033 - In the Matter of Personnel Security Hearing

On August 18, 2015, an OHA Administrative Judge issued a decision in which he concluded that an individual’s access authorization should not be restored.  Security concerns regarding the individual were raised in February 2014 following an incident during which she accidently fell off of the roof of her sunroom after consuming alcohol.

August 17, 2015
PSH-15-0037 - In the Matter of Personnel Security Hearing

On August 17, 2015, an OHA Administrative Judge issued a decision in which she determined that an individual’s access authorization should not be restored.  In reaching this determination, the Administrative Judge found that the individual had not resolved the security concerns arising from his alcohol use and diagnosis by a DOE psychologist that he used alcohol habitually to excess.  At the hearing, the individual testified that he attended an intensive outpatient treatment program and was currently attending Alcoholics Anonymous.  Both he and his wife testified that he had been abstinent

August 13, 2015
PSH-15-0040 - In the Matter of Personnel Security Hearing

On August 13, 2015, an OHA Administrative Judge issued a decision in which she concluded that an individual’s access authorization should not be restored.  A Local Security Office (LSO) conducted a Personnel Security Interview of the individual to address concerns about his alcohol consumption, which arose because he tested positive for alcohol at work in November 2014, which the individual attributed to having consumed six 12-ounce India Pale Ale beers the night before.  The LSO subsequently referred the individual to meet with a DOE psychologist for an examination.  The DOE psychologist

August 12, 2015
PSH-15-0027 - In the Matter of Personnel Security Hearing

On August 12, 2015, an OHA Administrative Judge issued a decision in which she concluded that an individual’s access authorization should not be restored.  A Local Security Office (LSO) conducted a Personnel Security Interview (PSI) of the individual to address concerns regarding her delinquent debts and her misrepresentations on her April 2014 Questionnaire for National Security Positions.   After conducting a hearing and evaluating the evidence, the Administrative Judge concluded that the individual did not sufficiently mitigate the DOE’s concerns as to her delinquent debts, but that she

August 11, 2015
PSH-15-0046 - In the Matter of Personnel Security Hearing

On August 11, 2015, an OHA Administrative Judge issued a decision in which he determined that an individual’s DOE access authorization should be granted.  The LSO had alleged that Individual’s 2005 alcohol-related arrest, and an opinion by a psychologist that he was a user of alcohol habitually to excess, which the psychiatrist opined caused or may cause a significant defect in the individual’s judgement and reliability, raised concerns about the individual’s eligibility to maintain a security clearance.  At the hearing, the individual showed that he had significantly moderated his alcohol

August 11, 2015
PSH-15-0050 - In the Matter of Personnel Security Hearing

On August 11, 2015, an OHA Administrative Judge issued a decision finding that the DOE should not restore an individual’s security clearance after she determined that the individual had not resolved the security concerns associated with his outstanding debts, liens against his real estate, and wage garnishment.

August 7, 2015
PSH-15-0022 - In the Matter of Personnel Security Hearing

On August 7, 2015, an OHA Administrative Judge issued a decision in which he concluded that an individual’s access authorization should not be restored.  The individual has a long history of mental illness, manifested by paranoid delusions, which had been successfully controlled by medication in recent years.  However, security concerns were raised in 2014 following an incident in which the individual accused two co-workers of stealing her medications, tampering with the food that she brought to her office for lunch, and taking paperwork from her desk.  The Local Security Office (LSO) cond