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August 30, 2013
PSH-13-0068 - In the Matter of Personnel Security

On August 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 C.F.R.

August 30, 2013
PSH-13-0049 - In the Matter of Personnel Security

On August 30, 2013, a Hearing Officer issued a Decision in which he determined that an individual’s access authorization should not be granted. In reaching this determination, the Hearing Officer found that the individual had not resolved security concerns under Criterion L regarding the Individual’s failure to report an arrest for failure to appear at an arraignment concerning traffic tickets and a citation for failing to have a controlled prescription medication in its proper container.

August 29, 2013
PSH-13-0057 - In the Matter of Personnel Security

On August 28, 2013, an OHA Hearing Officer issued a decision in which he concluded that an individual’s security clearance should not be restored.  A Local Security Office suspended the individual’s security clearance because the individual had been diagnosed with alcohol dependence, opioid abuse, and major depression.  His behavior—taking as many as 12 hydrocodone pills with 18 to 24 beers on weekend days to cope with his depression—raised security concerns under Criteria H (mental conditions that cause or may cause a significant defect in judgment or reliability), J (alcohol dependence)

August 27, 2013
PSH-13-0076 - In the Matter of Personnel Security

On August 27, 2013, an OHA Hearing Officer 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 the individual’s failure to file federal tax returns for the tax years, 2010 and 2011.

August 22, 2013
PSH-13-0060 - In the Matter of Personnel Security

On August 22, an OHA Hearing Officer issued a decision in which she concluded that an individual’s security clearance should be restored.  In January and March 2013, as part of a background investigation, the local security Office (LSO) conducted a Personnel Security Interview (PSI) of the individual to address concerns about the individual’s pattern of criminal conduct.  The individual’s behavior raised security concerns under Criterion L.  After conducting a hearing and evaluating the documentary and testimonial evidence, the Hearing Officer found that the individual had presented adequa

August 22, 2013
PSH-13-0061 - In the Matter of Personnel Security

On August 22, 2013, an OHA Hearing Officer issued a Decision in which she concluded that the DOE should not restore an individual’s suspended DOE access authorization.  A DOE Operations Office referred the individual administrative review under 10 C.F.R.

August 16, 2013
PSH-13-0058 - In the Matter of Personnel Security

On August 16, 2013, an OHA Hearing Officer issued a Decision in which she concluded that an individual should not be granted DOE access authorization.  A DOE Operations Office referred an applicant for a security clearance to administrative review under 10 C.F.R.

August 16, 2013
PSH-13-0062 - In the Matter of Personnel Security Hearing

On August 16, 2013, an OHA Hearing Officer issued a Decision in which she concluded that the DOE should not restore an individual’s suspended DOE access authorization.  A DOE Operations Office referred  the individual, an applicant for DOE access authorization, to administrative review under 10 C.F.R.

August 13, 2013
PSH-13-0056 - In the Matter of Personnel Security

On August 13, 2013, a Hearing Officer issued a Decision in which he 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 security concerns regarding his mood disorder under Criterion H or Criterion L concerns arising from his recent actions in viewing and storing sexually explicit pictures on his government-issued computer. The Individual presented testimony from mental health experts regarding the status of his recent treatment for his mood disorder.

August 13, 2013
PSH-13-0026 - In the Matter of Personnel Security

On August 13, 2013, an OHA Hearing Officer issued a Decision in which she concluded that an individual’s suspended DOE access authorization should not be restored.  A DOE Operations Office suspended the individual’s security clearance and referred him to administrative review under 10 C.F.R.