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November 22, 2016
PSH-16-0072 - In the Matter of Personnel Security Hearing

On November 22, 2016, an OHA Administrative Judge issued a decision in which she determined that an individual’s access authorization should be restored.  In reaching this determination, the Administrative Judge found that the individual had resolved the security concerns arising from a diagnosis that the individual suffers from Alcohol Abuse, a mental condition which causes, or may cause, a significant defect in judgment or reliability.  In addition, the Local Security Office (LSO) found that individual had engaged in questionable conduct when he knowingly consumed alcohol even though his

November 22, 2016
PSH-16-0071 - In the Matter of Personnel Security Hearing

On November 22, 2016, an Administrative Judge (AJ) issued a decision in which he determined that an individual’s request for access authorization should be granted.  The individual had accumulated unpaid debts and had failed to pay his federal taxes for a number of years between 2004 and 2014.  The Local Security Office (LSO) conducted Personnel Security Interviews (PSIs) of the individual in January and April 2016 to address concerns about his financial irresponsibility, as demonstrated in part by his failure to carry through on his commitments to the LSO to address his debts.  At the hea

November 22, 2016
PSH-16-0070 - In the Matter of Personnel Security Hearing

On November 22, 2016, an OHA Administrative Judge issued a decision in which he concluded that an individual’s security clearance should be granted. During the initial security investigation of the individual, derogatory information was received with respect a 2003 arrest for Driving While Intoxicated, recreational marijuana use, and misuse of prescription medication.

November 15, 2016
PSH-16-0046 - In the Matter of Personnel Security Hearing

On November 15, 2016, an Administrative Judge issued a decision in which he found that individual’s access authorization should not be restored.

October 31, 2016
PSH-16-0068 - In the Matter of Personnel Security Hearing

On October 31, 2016, an Administrative Judge (AJ) issued a decision in which she determined that an individual’s access authorization should be restored.  In February 2016, as part of a background investigation, the Local Security Office conducted a Personnel Security Interview (PSI) of the individual to address concerns about her alcohol use.  The individual had tested positive on a reasonable suspicion alcohol test at work.  The DOE psychologist concluded that the individual is a user of alcohol habitually to excess, without adequate evidence of rehabilitation or reformation.  He recomme

October 26, 2016
PSH-16-0058 - In the Matter of Personnel Security Hearing

On October 26, 2016, an OHA Administrative Judge issued a decision in which he concluded that an individual’s security clearance should be restored.  The individual self-reported to the local security office (LSO) that he had been arrested following a car accident in which he had struck a parked vehicle.  Although the individual was not charged with any alcohol infractions, the arresting officer noted in his report that the individual emitted an “odor of alcohol” at the time of his arrest.  Subsequently, the LSO conducted a Personnel Security Interview with the individual focused on his hi

October 25, 2016
PSH-16-0069 - In the Matter of Personnel Security Hearing

On October 25, 2013, an OHA Administrative Judge issued a decision in which he determined that an individual’s DOE access authorization should not be restored.  The local security office alleged that the individual owed $303,617.67 in past due federal income taxes.  The Administrative Judge found that the individual had not mitigated the security concerns arising from his outstanding tax liabilities.  While the individual had submitted evidence showing that he had very recently entered into a payment plan with the IRS, and that his expected earnings were in excess of his expected monthly e

October 24, 2016
PSH-16-0067 - In the Matter of Personnel Security Hearing

 On October 24, 2016, an Administrative Judge issued a decision in which he found that an individual’s access authorization should not be restored. In reaching this determination, the Administrative Judge found that the individual had not resolved security concerns under Criterion L regarding his failure to destroy approximately 300 security keys and cores, his improper creation of master keys and cores, and his falsification of entries into two databases.

October 13, 2016
PSH-16-0060 - In the Matter of Personnel Security Hearing

On October 13, 2013, an OHA Administrative Judge issued a decision in which he determined that an individual’s DOE access authorization should be restored.  The local security office found that the individual had three unpaid charge-off accounts totaling $10,358; 13 unresolved collection accounts totaling $11,519; and five outstanding judgments against her totaling $15,364.  The Administrative Judge determined, however, that the Individual had sufficiently mitigated the security concerns arising from her outstanding debts by submitting evidence showing that she had obtained credit counseli

October 7, 2016
PSH-16-0051 - In the Matter of Personnel Security Hearing

On October 7, 2016, an Administrative Judge issued a decision in which he determined that an individual’s access authorization should not be restored. The individual was arrested for DUI and was referred to a DOE consultant psychologist for an evaluation. The DOE psychologist diagnosed the individual as suffering from Unspecified Alcohol-Related Disorder, and his clearance was suspended. The individual requested a hearing. At the hearing, the individual demonstrated that he had abstained from alcohol usage for approximately six months as of the date of the hearing.