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December 20, 2013
PSH-13-0104 - In the Matter of Personnel Security

On December 20, 2013, a Hearing Officer issued a decision in which she concluded that an individual’s request for a DOE access authorization should not be granted.  A local security office referred the individual’s request for a security clearance to administrative review after receiving derogatory information regarding the individual’s use of alcohol, and a diagnosis by a DOE psychologist that the individual suffers from Alcohol Dependence.  In considering the record and testimony, the Hearing Officer found ample evidence to support the DOE psychologist’s diagnosis of Alcohol Dependence. 

December 12, 2013
PSH-13-0098 - In the Matter of Personnel Security

On December 12, 2013, an OHA Hearing Officer issued a Decision in which she determined that an Individual’s access authorization should not be granted.  In reaching this determination, the Hearing Officer found that the Individual had not resolved the security concerns arising from her financial irregularities.  In February 2013, the Individual had 12 outstanding debts.  She was interviewed by the Local Security Office (LSO) in May 2013, regarding her debts.  She then satisfied six of those outstanding debts.  At the hearing, the Individual testified that she had six debts still outstandin

December 6, 2013
PSH-13-0108 - In the Matter of Personnel Security

On December 6, 2013, an OHA Hearing Officer issued a decision in which he concluded the DOE should not restore an individual’s access authorization.   A Local Security Office (LSO) cited concerns raised by the individual’s use of alcohol and an opinion by a DOE consultant psychiatrist (DOE psychiatrist) that the individual met criteria for a diagnosis of Alcohol Abuse under the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), Fourth Edition, Text Revision, and Alcohol Use Disorder, Mild, under the DSM, Fifth Edition, and that both disorders are illnesses or mental conditions th

November 29, 2013
PSH-13-0107 - In the Matter of Personnel Security

On November 29, 2013, an OHA Hearing Officer issued a decision in which he concluded the DOE should not restore an individual’s access authorization.   A Local Security Office (LSO) cited concerns raised by the individual’s use of alcohol habitually to excess and an opinion by a DOE consultant psychologist (DOE psychologist) that the individual’s excessive use of alcohol was an illness or mental conditions that causes or may cause a significant defect in judgment and reliability.  After conducting a hearing and evaluating the documentary and testimonial evidence, the Hearing Officer found

November 13, 2013
PSH-13-0094 - In the Matter of Personnel Security Hearing

On November 5, 2013, an OHA Hearing Officer issued a decision in which she concluded that an individual’s security clearance should not be restored.

November 8, 2013
PSH-13-0093 - In the Matter of Personnel Security Hearing

On November 8, 2013, a Hearing Officer determined that an individual’s security clearance should be restored. In reaching this determination, the Hearing Officer found that the individual had successfully addressed the DOE’s security concerns under Criteria H, J, and L.

November 7, 2013
PSH-13-0099 - In the Matter of Personnel Security Hearing

On November 7, 2013, an OHA Hearing Officer 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.

November 6, 2013
PSH-13-0072 - In the Matter of Personnel Security Hearing

On November 6, 2013, 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 successfully addressed the DOE’s security concerns under criterion (h), but had not addressed the criterion (l) concerns.

November 1, 2013
PSH-13-0092 - In the Matter of Personnel Security

On November 1, 2013, 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 the individual had not resolved security concerns regarding the Criterion L concerns arising from his lengthy history of financial irresponsibility and his failure to timely comply with an information request regarding his financial status.

October 29, 2013
PSH-13-0086 - In the Matter of Personnel Security Hearing

On October 29, 2013, an OHA Hearing Officer issued a decision in which he determined that an individual’s DOE access authorization should be restored.  The Record showed that the individual had two DUIs and that a DOE Psychologist also diagnosed him with Alcohol-Abuse.