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June 21, 2016
PSH-16-0007 - In the Matter of Personnel Security Hearing

On June 21, 2016, an OHA Administrative Judge issued a decision in which he concluded that an individual’s security clearance should not be restored. Following the arrest of a co-worker, the individual undertook several actions which led to the LSO suspending her access authorization due to security concerns arising under Criterion L.

June 20, 2016
PSH-16-0012 - In the Matter of Personnel Security Hearing

On June 20, 2016, an Administrative Judge issued a decision in which she determined that an individual's access authorization should be granted.  In October 2015, as part of a background investigation, the Local Security Office (LSO) conducted a Personnel Security Interview (PSI) of the individual to address concerns about his gambling.  In addition to the PSI, the LSO requested the individual’s medical records and recommended a psychological evaluation of the individual by a DOE psychologist.  According to the DOE psychologist, the individual suffers from Gambling Disorder.  The DOE psych

June 7, 2016
PSH-16-0015 - In the Matter of Personnel Security Hearing

On June 7, 2016, an Administrative Judge issued a decision restoring an individual’s access authorization. In reaching this determination, the Administrative Judge found that the individual had resolved security concerns under Criteria H, and J regarding an evaluative report issued by a DOE psychologist indicating that the individual suffered from Major Depressive Disorder, Single Episode, Moderate, (Major Depressive Disorder) and Alcohol Use Disorder, Not Otherwise Specified (Alcohol Use Disorder).

June 3, 2016
PSH-16-0011 - In the Matter of Personnel Security Hearing

On June 3, 2016, an Administrative Judge issued a decision in which he found that 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 Criteria H, J and L regarding his three DUI arrests, an opinion from a DOE psychologist that the individual suffered from Alcohol Abuse or Alcohol Use Disorder, and the individual’s failure to fulfill his commitment made during in an earlier 2000 administrative hearing to permanently abstain from alcohol.

June 2, 2016
PSH-16-0022 - In the Matter of Personnel Security Hearing

On June 2, 2016, an Administrative Judge issued a decision in which he determined that an individual's access authorization should be restored.  According to the Notification Letter, the individual had been arrested in 2015 for Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated.  The individual previously had two other alcohol-related arrests in 2010, when he was 19 years old.  A DOE psychologist determined that the individual suffered from Alcohol Related Disorder, Not Otherwise Specified, and had concerns about his lack of candor in reporting his alcohol consumption, particularly preceding the 2015 ar

June 2, 2016
PSH-16-0009 - In the Matter of Personnel Security Hearing

On June 2, 2016, 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 abuse diagnosis.  The individual and his witnesses testified that he has not used alcohol since five days after his arrest for Driving While Under the Influence in June 2015.  He entered and completed an outpatient treatment program.  In addition, he is attending aftercare and counseling.  His

May 26, 2016
PSH-16-0013 - In the Matter of Personnel Security Hearing

On May 26, 2016, 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 unpaid federal and state taxes.  The local security office determined the individual had not filed his 2010-2014 taxes.  At the hearing, the individual did not dispute this finding but testified that he had filed his 2015 taxes on time.  However, as of the date of the hearing, the individual still had

May 25, 2016
PSH-16-0010 - In the Matter of Personnel Security Hearing

On May 25, 2016, 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 had alleged that the individual’s history of three alcohol-related arrests, and an opinion by a DOE psychiatrist that he suffered from Alcohol Abuse/Alcohol Use Disorder, raised concerns about the individual’s eligibility to maintain a security clearance.  At the hearing, the individual showed that he had been abstinent from alcohol for over a year, and had become active in Alcoholics Anonymous.  On the basis of t

May 19, 2016
PSH-16-0008 - In the Matter of Personnel Security Hearing

On May 19, 2016, an Administrative Judge issued a decision in which she determined that an individual's access authorization should not be restored.  In August 2015, as part of a background investigation, the Local Security Office (LSO) conducted a Personnel Security Interview (PSI) of the individual to address concerns about his alcohol-related arrests and alcohol use.  In addition to the PSI, the LSO requested the individual’s medical records and recommended a psychological evaluation of the individual by a DOE consultant psychologist (DOE psychologist).  According to the DOE psychologis

May 19, 2016
PSH-16-0002 - In the Matter of Personnel Security Hearing

On May 19, 2016, an OHA Administrative Judge issued a decision in which he concluded that an individual’s security clearance should be restored.  The individual, who works in a secured area in a vault-type room (VTR), received notice in April 2015 that she had been randomly selected for her first-ever security related polygraph.