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PSH-12-0145 - In the matter of Personnel Security Hearing

On April 16, 2013, a Hearing Officer issued a Decision in which he determined that an individual’s access authorization should be restored. In reaching this determination, the Hearing Officer found that the individual had resolved security concerns under Criteria H and J associated with a July 2012 Driving While Intoxicated arrest and a Alcohol Abuse diagnosis by a DOE-Contractor Psychologist. At the hearing, the Individual submitted substantial evidence regarding his successful completion of an intensive outpatient program for his Alcohol Abuse and his intention to forever continue his abstinence from alcohol. The Individual also submitted testimony from others attesting to his changed attitude to alcohol and the other significant changes he has made in his life. After hearing the testimony, the DOE-Contractor Psychologist opined that the Individual had demonstrated sufficient evidence of rehabilitation from his Alcohol Abuse problem and that the Individual’s risk of future problematic alcohol use was low. Based upon the evidence described above, the Hearing Officer found that the Individual’s security clearance should be restored.

Richard Cronin - Hearing Officer