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July 15, 2013
PSH-13-0053 - In the Matter of Personnel Security Hearing

On July 15, 2013, a Hearing Officer issued a Decision in which he determined that an individual should not have an access authorization granted to him. In reaching this determination, the Hearing Officer found that the individual had resolved security concerns regarding financial irresponsibility under Criterion L associated with 14 delinquent credit accounts, a 2005 bankruptcy, a 1995 arrest for stealing a credit card, termination from three positions for failure to follow company rules, and marriage to an undocumented alien.

July 15, 2013
PSH-13-0045 - In the Matter of Personnel Security Hearing

On July 15, 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 Criterion L of 10 CFR Part 710, a Local Security Office (LSO) cited the individual’s dual citizenship, his holding a passport issued by his country of birth and substantial investments maintained in that country, and his availing himself of benefits available to citizens of that country.  The Hearing Officer found that the individual had resolved these concerns:  the individual was willing to relinquish his foreign citiz

July 11, 2013
PSH-13-0025 - In the Matter of Personnel Security Hearing

On July 11, 2013, an OHA Hearing Officer issued a decision in which he concluded that an individual’s security clearance should not be restored.  Following the investigation by a DOE contractor that one of its managerial employees had engaged in sexual harassment and retaliation, the employee was disciplined and transferred to another position.

July 9, 2013
PSH-13-0043 - In the Matter of Personnel Security Hearing

On July 9, 2013, an OHA Hearing Officer issued a decision in which he determined that the DOE should restore an individual’s access authorization.  As security concerns under Criteria H and J of 10 CFR Part 710, a Local Security Office (LSO) cited a DOE Psychiatrist’s diagnosis of Major Depressive Disorder and Alcohol-Related Disorder (Not Otherwise Specified),  a history of annual alcohol intoxication, and an October 2012 event in which the individual self-treated his depression with sleeping pills and beer.  The Hearing Officer found that the individual had resolved the concerns related

July 9, 2013
PSH-13-0052 - In the Matter of Personnel Security Hearing

On July 9, 2013, an OHA Hearing Officer issued a decision in which he determined that an individual’s DOE access authorization should be restored.  A DOE Psychiatrist had found that the individual suffered from alcohol abuse.  The Hearing Officer found that the Individual mitigated these security concerns at the hearing by presenting evidence that he had more than fully complied with the DOE Psychiatrist’s treatment recommendations and the treatment has been effective.

Steven Fine - Hearing Officer

July 3, 2013
PSH-13-0048 - In the Matter of Personnel Security Hearing

On July 3, 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 regarding financial irresponsibility under Criterion L associated three unpaid credit accounts which had gone into collection. The accounts arose from the Individual’s purchase of a small house in 2004 when she was 21 years old.

July 3, 2013
PSH-13-0039 - In the Matter of Personnel Security

On July 3, 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 raised by the Local Security Office (LSO) under Criterion L arising from his six alcohol-related arrests, multiple traffic citations, and false statement during a Personnel Security Interview (PSI).  The most recent alcohol-related arrest was Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated arrest, which occurred in October 2012.  At the he

July 1, 2013
PSH-13-0004 - In the Matter of Personnel Security Hearing

On July 1, 2013, an OHA Hearing Officer issued a decision in which she concluded that an individual’s security clearance should not be restored.

July 1, 2013
PSH-13-0029 - Personnel Security Hearing

On July 1, 2013, an OHA Hearing Officer issued a decision in which he determined that an individual’s DOE security clearance should not be restored.  The individual had exhibited a pattern of failing to appropriately manage his financial affairs evidenced by his failure to pay his state and local taxes on time or to file his state and local tax returns for a number of years.  The Individual also collected sales and occupancy taxes from his customers at two motels he owns.  Instead of remitting these funds to the state and local governments as he was required to do, the Individual chose to

June 27, 2013
PSH-13-0036 - In the Matter of Personnel Security Hearing

On June 27, 2013, an OHA Hearing Officer issued a decision in which he concluded that an individual’s authorization access should be restored.  A Local Security Office suspended the individual’s security clearance after he tested positive for amphetamines on a random drug screening at the facility where he is employed by a DOE contractor.