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May 31, 2013
PSH-13-0020 - In the Matter of Personnel Security

On May 31, 2013, an OHA Hearing Officer issued a decision in which she concluded that an individual’s security clearance should be restored.  In August 2012, the individual attempted to commit suicide, and was subsequently admitted to a local hospital for treatment and observation.  Because these events raised security concerns, the local security office (LSO) summoned the individual for a Personnel Security Interview (PSI).

May 30, 2013
PSH-13-0013 - In the Matter of Personnel Security

On May 30, 2013, an OHA Hearing Officer issued a Decision in which she determined that an Individual’s access authorization should not be restored.  In reaching this determination, the Hearing Officer found that the Individual had not resolved the security concerns arising from his alcohol use.  A DOE psychologist diagnosed the Individual as suffering from alcohol abuse.  In addition, the Individual had a number of alcohol-related arrests.  The Local Security Office (LSO) raised security concerns related to the diagnosis and arrests under Criteria H and J of the Part 710 regulations.  It a

May 30, 2013
PSH-13-0024 - In the Matter of Personnel Security

On May 30, 2013, an OHA Hearing Officer issued a decision in which he determined that the DOE should not restore an individual’s access authorization.  As security concerns under 10 CFR Part 710, a Local Security Office (LSO) cited (1) the report of a DOE consultant psychiatrist, in which he diagnosed the individual as suffering from Alcohol Abuse; (2) the individual’s September 25, 2012, positive blood alcohol test at work; (3) his admission that, the evening before the test, he consumed approximately three Jack Daniels and three beers; (4) his admission that from 2009 to September 2012,

May 23, 2013
PSH-13-0018 - In the Matter of Personnel Security Hearing

On May 23, 2013, an OHA Hearing Officer issued a decision in which he determined that an individual’s DOE access authorization should not be granted.  The Individual had a history of six arrests, five of which were alcohol-related and two of which were marijuana-related.  In addition, A DOE Psychologist diagnosed the individual with Alcohol Dependence.  The Hearing Officer found that the Individual had not mitigated any the security concerns raised by his alcohol abuse and history of criminal conduct at the hearing, because he was only in the early stages of his recovery from his alcohol d

May 22, 2013
PSH-13-0022 - In the Matter of Personnel Security

On May 22, 2013, an OHA Hearing Officer issued a decision in which he determined that the DOE should grant an individual access authorization.  As security concerns under 10 CFR Part 710, a Local Security Office (LSO) cited the individual’s cited the individual’s past and present association with persons engaged in illegal drug use and possession in his presence.  The Hearing Officer found that the individual no longer associates with persons who use illegal drugs or engage in any other illegal activity, and there was no basis in the record for a concern that the individual will have such

May 20, 2013
PSH-13-0015 - In the Matter of Personnel Security Hearing

On May 20, 2013, a Hearing Officer determined that an individual’s security clearance should not be restored. In reaching this determination, the Hearing Officer found that the individual had not successfully addressed the DOE’s security concerns under criteria (h) and (l). Specifically, the Hearing Officer found that valid concerns remained regarding the individual’s honesty and reliability, his mental condition, and his numerous arrests and work-related disciplinary issues.

May 20, 2013
PSH-13-0011 - In the Matter of Personnel Security Hearing

On May 20, 2013, an OHA Hearing Officer issued a decision in which he determined that an individual’s DOE access authorization should not be restored.  The Individual had been criminally charged with sexual misconduct involving a minor and had two previous incidents in which he had been accused of sexual misconduct involving a minor.  A DOE Psychologist found that the individual suffers from Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD).  The Hearing Officer found that the Individual had not shown that the allegations concerning sexual misconduct with minors were unfounded.  Moreover, three ment

May 16, 2013
PSH-13-0005 - In the Matter of Personnel Security Hearing

On May 16, 2013, an OHA Hearing Officer issued a decision in which he determined that the DOE should not restore an individual’s access authorization.  As security concerns under 10 CFR Part 710, a Local Security Office (LSO) cited the individual’s two arrests for Driving Under the Influence, his falsification of information regarding those arrests on three QNSPs, and his failure to report those arrests within the time period required.  The Hearing Officer found that (1) the individual had not resolved the concerns raised by a recent pattern of falsifications, particularly given the fact t

May 2, 2013
PSH-13-0010 - In the Matter of Personnel Security Hearing

On May 2, 2013, a Hearing Officer issued a Decision in which he determined that an individual’s access authorization should be restored. In reaching this determination, the Hearing Officer found that the individual had resolved security concerns under Criterion H associated with diagnoses by a DOE-Contractor Psychologist of Opioid-Related Disorder (Oxycodone), Not Otherwise Specified (ORD) and Anxiolytic-Related Disorder (Xanax), Not Otherwise Specified (ARD).

May 1, 2013
PSH-13-0009 - In the Matter of Personnel Security Hearing

On May 1, 2013, a Hearing Officer determined that an individual should be granted a security clearance. In reaching this determination, the Hearing Officer found that the individual had successfully addressed the DOE’s security concerns regarding foreign influence and foreign preference, and specifically regarding his multiple citizenships and foreign passports.