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January 7, 2016
PSH-15-0079 - In the Matter of Personnel Security Hearing

On January 7, 2016, 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 his outstanding debt and omissions on his Questionnaire for National Security Positions (QNSP).

January 7, 2016
PSH-15-0087 - In the Matter of Personnel Security Hearing

On January 7, 2016, 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 Criteria F and L regarding a failure to provide accurate answers on an Electronic Questionnaire for Investigations Processing Form, a failure to timely file state and federal income tax returns, a history of financial irresponsibility and a 2014 bankruptcy.

January 6, 2016
PSH-15-0084 - In the Matter of Personnel Security Hearing

On January 6, 2015, an OHA Administrative Judge issued a decision in which she determined that an individual’s access authorization should be restored.  In reaching this determination, the Administrative Judge found that the individual had resolved the security concerns arising from his financial delinquencies.  The Local Security Office determined that in October 2014, the individual had six delinquent accounts on his credit report.  At the hearing, the individual presented a recent credit report which showed no delinquent accounts.  He testified that the delinquent accounts were the resu

January 5, 2016
PSH-15-0088 - In the Matter of Personnel Security Hearing

On January 5, 2016, an OHA Administrative Judge issued a decision in which she concluded that an individual should be granted an access authorization.  After the individual’s background check revealed derogatory information pertaining to her alcohol use, a Local Security Office (LSO) summoned the individual for a Personnel Security Interview (PSI) with a personnel security specialist in April 2015.

December 22, 2015
PSH-15-0067 - In the Matter of Personnel Security Hearing

On December 22, 2015, an Administrative Judge issued a decision in which she determined that an individual's access authorization should not be restored.  During a personnel security interview in April 2014 and a credit report review, the Local Security Office (LSO) learned that the individual had a number of charge-off accounts totaling $14,941, as well as an outstanding collection account and a past due account.  The LSO also learned that the individual had an established pattern of an unwillingness or inability to satisfy debts.  During the hearing, the individual acknowledged that he i

December 22, 2015
PSH-15-0073 - In the Matter of Personnel Security Hearing

On December 22, 2015, 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 his accessing inappropriate images on his government computer.  During the investigation and at the hearing, the individual stated that he was searching for 14-year-old inappropriate pictures of his wife that a friend had told him were on the internet at least 2 years prior to his attempting to find t

December 18, 2015
PSH-15-0069 - In the Matter of Personnel Security Hearing

On December 18, 2015, an Administrative Judge issued a decision in which she determined that an individual's access authorization should not be restored.  During a personnel security interview in August 2014 and a credit report review, the Local Security Office (LSO) learned that the individual possessed four tax liens, collection and charge-off accounts, a mortgage arrearage, tax liability and delinquent debt totaling $39,268.   In addition to the financial issues, the LSO alleged that the individual was disciplined on four separate occasions, two times in 2009, once in 2013 and once in 2

December 9, 2015
PSH-15-0075 - In the Matter of Personnel Security Hearing

On December 9, 2015, an OHA Administrative Judge issued a decision in which he determined that an individual’s DOE access authorization should not be restored.  The local security office (LSO) found that the individual had submitted a Questionnaire for National Security Positions (QNSP), signed and dated on October 2, 2014, in which he stated that he did not have any outstanding financial delinquencies, when in fact he: (1) was behind in tax payments to the federal and state governments, (2) had two outstanding tax liens against him, (3) was subject to a wage garnishment, and (4) was over

December 1, 2015
PSH-15-0066 - In the Matter of Personnel Security Hearing

On December 1, 2015, an Administrative Judge issued a decision in which she determined that an individual's access authorization should be restored.  The individual was arrested and charged in November 2014 for Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) and Reckless Driving, charges that were later dismissed because a jury found no evidence that the individual was in the driver’s seat at the time of the accident.

November 25, 2015
PSH-15-0072 - In the Matter of Personnel Security Hearing

On November 25, 2015, an Administrative Judge issued a decision in which he determined that an individual's request for access authorization should not be granted. In the Notification Letter, the DOE alleged that the individual suffered from alcohol abuse and consumed alcohol habitually to excess. In support of these allegations, the DOE cited the individual’s five alcohol-related arrests, the diagnosis of Alcohol Abuse by a DOE psychiatrist, and the individual’s current pattern of alcohol consumption, which included drinking to intoxication one to two times per month.