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May 29, 2014
PSH-14-0032 - In the Matter of Personnel Security

The Individual is employed by a DOE contractor and is an applicant for DOE access authorization.  DOE Exhibit (“Ex.”) 3.  During the application process, the Individual completed a Questionnaire for National Security Positions (QNSP) in June 2013, and participated in a November 2013 Personnel Security Interview (PSI).  DOE Exs. 7, 8.  After the PSI, the local security office (LSO) referred the Individual to a DOE consultant-psychologist (“the DOE psychologist”) for an evaluation.  The DOE psychologist evaluated the Individual in December 2013, and issued a report.  DOE Ex.

May 23, 2014
PSH-14-0012 - In the Matter of Personnel Security

On May 23, 2014, an OHA Administrative Judge (AJ) 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 to administrative review under 10 C.F.R. Part 710, citing the individual’s outstanding delinquent federal and state taxes and other debts, issues pertaining to her overall pattern of financial irresponsibility, as well as her omission of certain information on a security questionnaire, as security concerns under 10 C.F.R.

May 22, 2014
PSH-14-0016 - In the Matter of Personnel Security

On May 22, 2014, an Administrative Judge issued a Decision in which he 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 security concerns under Criterion L regarding the Individual’s history of delinquent and charged off credit card accounts and the recent foreclosure of her residence.

May 22, 2014
PSH-14-0022 - In the Matter of Personnel Security

On May 22, 2014, 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 failure to file his federal income tax for the years 2009 through 2012 and an unsatisfied state lien.  As of the date of the hearing, the Individual has not filed his federal income taxes for 2009 through 2012.  He failed to mitigate the concern, failing to show that the behavior was infrequent or so long

May 22, 2014
PSH-14-0023 - In the Matter of Personnel Security

On May 22, 2014, an OHA Administrative Judge issued a decision in which he determined that an individual’s DOE access authorization should not be restored.  The Individual had a pattern of failing to meet his financial obligations dating back to at least 2006.  At the onset of the proceeding, the Individual: (1) owed the IRS approximately $34,000.00 in back taxes for tax years 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010, (2) had not established a payment plan or made monthly payments to resolve his Federal tax debt, (3) owed $3,025.83 in delinquent property taxes for tax years 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 20

May 21, 2014
PSH-14-0019 - In the Matter of Personnel Security Hearing

On May 21, 2014, an OHA Hearing Officer 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 his debts and financial problems.  Specifically, the LSO cited several collections accounts, charged-off accounts, foreclosure of the individual’s home, a Chapter 7 bankruptcy he filed in 2003 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy from 2008.  At the hearing, the individual explained that has soon as he discovered the debts, he paid them off or reque

May 19, 2014
PSH-14-0008 - In the Matter of Personnel Security

On May 19, 2014, an OHA Administrative Judge issued a decision in which she concluded that an individual should not be granted access authorization.  Pursuant to criteria (k) of part 710.8 and the Bond Amendment, a Local Security Office (LSO) cited the individual’s positive drug test for cocaine during a random urinalysis on April 15, 2012, while holding a security clearance at his previous job, for which his security clearance was eventually suspended.  Under criteria (f), the LSO cited the individual’s failure to report during his Office of Personnel Management background investigation t

May 19, 2014
PSH-14-0005 - In the Matter of Personnel Security Hearing

On May 19, 2014, an Administrative Judge issued a Decision in which he 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 security concerns under Criterion L regarding the Individual’s recent rule violations -regarding bringing a cell phone into an unauthorized area and conducting gambling pools at a DOE facility. Additionally, the Individual had not been candid when asked about these activities.

April 30, 2014
PSH-14-0003 - In the Matter of Personnel Security Hearing

On April 30, 2014, an OHA Administrative Judge issued a decision in which she concluded that an individual’s security clearance should be restored.  In October 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 his one-time use of his wife’s prescription medication.  The individual’s behavior raised security concerns under the Bond Amendment and Criterion K.  After conducting a hearing and evaluating the documentary and testimonial evidence, the Administrative Judge found th

April 23, 2014
PSH-13-0124 - In the Matter of Personnel Security

On April 23, 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 2008. At that time the individual acknowledged his problems with alcohol and testified that he planned to permanently abstain from alcohol consumption.