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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.

February 21, 2014
PSH-13-0122 - In the Matter of Personnel Security

On February 21, 2014, an OHA Administrative Judge issued a decision in which she concluded that an individual should not be granted a security clearance.  A Local Security Office (LSO) conducted a Personnel Security Interview of the individual to address concerns about his financial difficulties, specifically, his 20 outstanding debts, failure to pay his federal income taxes for 2008 and a lien on his property for his failure to pay his taxes.  The individual started facing financial troubles in 2009 when his real estate business failed.  The LSO also raised concerns about the individual’s

February 20, 2014
PSH-13-0111- In the Matter of Personnel Security

On February 20, 2013, an OHA Hearing Officer issued a Decision in which she determined that an Individual’s access authorization should be restored.  In reaching this determination, the Hearing Officer found that the Individual had resolved the security concerns arising from her alcohol use.  A DOE psychologist diagnosed the Individual as suffering from alcohol abuse.  In addition, the Individual had two alcohol-related arrests.  The Local Security Office (LSO) raised security concerns related to the diagnosis and arrests under Criteria H and J of the Part 710 regulations.  It also raised

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 18, 2014
PSH-13-0119 - In the Matter of Personnel Security Hearing

On February 18, 2014, an Administrative Judge issued a Decision in which he determined that an individual’s access authorization should not be restored.

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.