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July 1, 2014
PSH-14-0025 - In the Matter of Personnel Security

On July 1, 2014, an OHA Administrative Judge (AJ) issued a Decision in which he concluded that the DOE should restore an individual’s access authorization. After conducting a hearing, convened at the individual’s request, and evaluating all relevant evidence, the AJ concluded that the individual had mitigated the security concerns raised under criterion (l) by his financial difficulties and his omissions from a 2013 QNSP.

June 23, 2014
PSH-14-0027 - In the Matter of Personnel Security

On June 23, 2014, an OHA Administrative Judge issued a decision in which she concluded that an individual’s security clearance should be restored.  A Local Security Office (LSO) conducted a Personnel Security Interview of the individual to address concerns about her failure to file her federal and state income taxes for the years 2011 and 2012.  The individual explained that she did not file her income taxes because her database malfunctioned in 2011 and she consequently lost records from several years before; in addition, she had a part-time job, which caused her a lot of stress and distr

June 20, 2014
PSH-14-0028 - In the Matter of Personnel Security

On June 20, 2014, an OHA Administrative Judge (AJ) issued a Decision in which she concluded that an individual should not be granted DOE access authorization.  A DOE Operations Office referred the individual, an applicant for access authorization, to administrative review under 10 C.F.R.

June 19, 2014
PSH-14-0011 - In the Matter of Personnel Security

On June 19, 2014, an OHA Administrative Judge issued a decision finding that the DOE should restore the individual’s security clearance after she determined that the individual had mitigated the security concerns associated with his wife’s close and continuing contact with family members in a foreign country, his connections to foreign nationals, and some allegiance issues relating to him.

June 18, 2014
PSH-14-0031 - In the Matter of Personnel Security Hearing

On June 18, 2014, an OHA Administrative Judge issued a decision in which he determined that an individual’s DOE access authorization should be granted.

June 17, 2014
PSH-14-0010 - In the Matter of Personnel Security

On June 17, 2014, an OHA Administrative Judge issued a decision finding that the individual should be granted a security clearance after she determined that the individual had mitigated the security concerns associated with her close and continuing contact with family members in a foreign country and her continuing connections to other persons and entities in that foreign country.

June 13, 2014
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 w

June 6, 2014
PSH-14-0018 - In the Matter of Personnel Security

On June 6, 2014, an OHA Administrative Judge (AJ) issued a Decision in which she concluded that the DOE should restore an individual’s suspended DOE access authorization.  A DOE Operations Office referred the individual to administrative review under 10 C.F.R. Part 710, citing as security concerns under 10 C.F.R.

June 5, 2014
PSH-14-0017 - In the Matter of Personnel Security

On June 5, 2014, an OHA Administrative Judge issued a decision in which he determined that an individual’s DOE access authorization should be restored.  The Individual had a pattern of failing to meet her financial obligations dating back to at least 1997.  In addition, a DOE Psychiatrist diagnosed the Individual with Gambling Disorder. 

June 5, 2014
PSH-14-0021 - In the Matter of Personnel Security

On June 5, 2014, an OHA Administrative Judge issued a decision in which he concluded that an individual’s security clearance should not be restored.  The individual was originally granted access authorization following a favorable administrative review decision in 2004. Prior to the 2004 Hearing, the individual had been twice convicted of Boating Under the Influence of Alcohol and had been diagnosed by a DOE consulting psychiatrist as alcohol dependent.