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March 20, 2014
PSH-13-0138 - In the Matter of Personnel Security

On March 21, 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, while the Individual had not resolved security concerns under Criterion J regarding his alcohol use and an evaluative report from a DOE Psychologist diagnosing him as suffering from Alcohol Dependence. Specifically, the Administrative Judge concluded that the individual did not acknowledge the existence of an alcohol use disorder, and that he was still drinking.

March 20, 2014
PSH-13-0133 - In the Matter of Personnel Security Hearing

On March 20, 2013, 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 opioid.  A DOE psychologist diagnosed the Individual as suffering from Opioid Use Disorder of moderate severity.  In addition, the LSO alleged that the Individual made contradictory statements during the PSI and to the DOE psychologist, the Individual violated his drug certification form, and improperly used

March 20, 2014
PSH-13-0129 - In the Matter of Personnel Security

On March 20, 2014, an OHA Administrative Judge issued a decision in which she concluded that an individual’s security clearance should be restored.  In August 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 alcohol use.  During that PSI, the individual was referred to a DOE consultant psychologist (DOE psychologist) for an agency-sponsored evaluation who concluded that the individual suffers from Alcohol-Related Disorder Not Otherwise Specified (NOS).  The individual’

March 14, 2014
PSH-13-0135 - In the Matter of Personnel Security Hearing

On March 14, 2014, an Administrative Judge determined that an individual’s security clearance should be restored. In reaching this determination, the Administrative Judge found that the individual had successfully addressed the DOE’s security concerns under Criterion L. Specifically, the Hearing Officer concluded that the individual had mitigated the DOE’s concerns regarding her association with a person involved in criminal conduct, in this case, her boyfriend, who had a record of criminal offenses and currently cohabited with her.

William Schwartz  - Administrative Judge

March 13, 2014
PSH-13-0137 - In the Matter of Personnel Security

On March 13, 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, who had a history of alcohol-related arrests, was diagnosed by a DOE Psychologist with Alcohol-Related Disorder, Not Otherwise Specified (NOS).  At the hearing, the individual unsuccessfully attempted to show that he would not use alcohol in the future.  However, the record showed that the individual had repeatedly provided inaccurate information to DOE security officials and had not begun treatment, and had only abst

March 6, 2014
PSH-13-0132 - In the Matter of Personnel Security

On March 6, 2014, an OHA Administrative Judge issued a decision in which she concluded that an individual’s access authorization should not be restored.  A Local Security Office (LSO) conducted a Personnel Security Interview of the individual to address concerns about his alcohol consumption, which arose because he appeared to work twice with a high Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) and admitted to being intoxicated 28 to 30 times in 2013 and driving while intoxicated ten times.  The LSO subsequently referred the individual to meet with a psychologist for an examination.  The DOE psychologist di

March 5, 2014
PSH-13-0125 - In the Matter of Personnel Security

On March 5, 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 concerns under Criterion L regarding misuse of a government issued credit card (GCC) and a false statement given to his supervisors concerning his misuse of his GCC.

March 4, 2014
PSH-13-0121 - In the Matter of Personnel Security

On March 4, 2014, an Administrative Judge determined that an individual should not be granted a security clearance.  In reaching this determination, the Administrative Judge found that the individual had not successfully addressed the DOE’s security concerns under Criteria H, J, and L.

February 28, 2014
PSH-13-0126 - In the Matter of Personnel Security

On February 28, 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 criteria (f) and (l) regarding his two citations for shoplifting and false or misleading statements that he made to the DOE regarding those incidents. The Administrative Judge rejected the individual’s claim that he accidently left a retail establishment in 2013 without paying for the items in his cart.

February 24, 2014
PSH-13-0117 - In the Matter of Personnel Security

On February 24, 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 Criteria H and J regarding an incident where the Individual had reported to work with an elevated breath-alcohol level and an evaluative report from a DOE Psychologist diagnosing him as suffering from Alcohol Dependence, not in remission.