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February 18, 2014
PSH-13-0120 - In the Matter of Personnel Security

On February 18, 2014, an OHA Administrative Judge issued a decision in which he determined that an individual’s DOE access authorization should not be granted.  The individual had a history of violent incidents and dishonesty.

February 12, 2014
PSH-13-0101 - In the Matter of Personnel Security Hearing

On February 12, 2014, an OHA Hearing Officer issued a decision in which he concluded that an individual’s authorization access should be granted.  Prior to commencing work for a DOE contractor, the individual voluntarily entered and completed a 35-day in-patient alcohol treatment program. Based upon (1) the individual’s disclosures on his Questionnaire for National Security Positions and during a Personnel security interview about his prior alcohol use and treatment and (2) an evaluation of a DOE consultant psychologist, a Local Security Office denied the individual’s security clearance.

February 4, 2014
PSH-13-0100 - In the Matter of Personnel Security

On February 4, 2014, a Hearing Officer determined that an individual’s security clearance should not be restored. In reaching this determination, the Hearing Officer found that the individual had not successfully addressed the DOE’s security concerns under Criteria H and L.

January 31, 2014
PSH-13-0113 - In the Matter of Personnel Security

On January 31, 2014, an OHA Administrative Judge issued a decision in which he concluded that an individual’s security clearance should not be restored.  A Local Security Office began an investigation of an individual’s eligibility for access authorization after the individual failed a field sobriety test (BAC of .10 to .11) following a minor automobile accident and was subsequently arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol.

January 30, 2014
PSH-13-0118 - In the Matter of Personnel Security Hearing

On January 30, 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 the Bond Amendment and under criteria (f), (k) and (l) regarding his multiple usages of marijuana while holding a security clearance, his violation of a Drug Certification, and his omission of significant information from a 2011 QNSP.

January 29, 2014
PSH-13-0116 - In the Matter of Personnel Security Hearing

On January 29, 2014, an Administrative Judge issued a Decision in which he determined that an individual’s access authorization should be restored. In reaching this determination, the Administrative Judge found that the individual had resolved security concerns under Criteria K and L regarding the Individual’s recent arrest for Facilitation of the Manufacture or Sale of illegal drugs and Child Neglect, the arrest of two of her sons at the Individual’s residence on various illegal drug charges, and her 17-year old daughter’s recent arrest for possession of marijuana.

January 24, 2014
PSH-13-0110 - In the Matter of Personnel Security

On January 24, 2014, an OHA Hearing Officer issued a decision in which she concluded that an individual’s security clearance should not be restored.  In May 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 Use Disorder, Severe.  The individual’s behavior raised security c

January 23, 2014
PSH-13-0114 - In the Matter of Personnel Security Hearing

On January 23, 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 history of two alcohol related arrests and A DOE Psychologist subsequently diagnosed the Individual with Alcohol Use Disorder (Moderate Severity).  At the hearing, the Individual unsuccessfully attempted to show that he had received sufficient treatment and that he had abstained from using alcohol for a sufficient period of time to show that he was reformed or rehabilitated from his Alcohol Use Disorder.  Howe

January 22, 2014
PSH-13-0112 - In the Matter of Personnel Security

On January 22, 2014, an OHA Administrative Judge issued a decision in which he determined that an individual’s DOE access authorization should not be granted.  During a personnel security interview, the individual estimated that he was intoxicated twice during a typical month.  A DOE Psychologist subsequently diagnosed the individual with Alcohol-Related Disorder Not Otherwise Specified (NOS) and noted that the individual habitually used alcohol to excess.  At the hearing, the Individual unsuccessfully attempted to rebut his admission that he would become intoxicated twice a month.

January 14, 2014
PSH-13-0105 - In the Matter of Personnel Security

On January 10, 2014, 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 while the individual resolved security concerns under Criterion K regarding the individual’s recent treatment of prescription opioid dependence.