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July 21, 2016
PSH-16-0025 - In the Matter of Personnel Security Hearing

On July 21, 2016, an OHA Administrative Judge issued a decision in which she determined that an individual’s access authorization should not be restored.  In reaching this determination, she found that the individual had not resolved the security concerns arising from her financial irresponsibility.  During a personnel security interview in December 2015 and a credit report review, the Local Security Office (LSO) learned that the individual had a number of collection accounts totaling $2,830 as well as charge-off accounts totaling $676.  The LSO also learned that the individual had an esta

July 20, 2016
PSH-16-0033 - In the Matter of Personnel Security Hearing

On July 20, 2016, an Administrative Judge issued a decision in which he determined that an individual’s access authorization should be restored. The individual was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated in August 2015. Because this information raised security concerns under criteria (j) and (l), the individual’s security clearance was suspended, and he requested a hearing. At the hearing, the individual demonstrated that he was receiving treatment for his alcohol use disorder, was attending Alcoholics Anonymous regularly, and had abstained from alcohol use for ten months.

July 13, 2016
PSH-16-0026 - In the Matter of Personnel Security Hearing

On July 13, 2016, an OHA Administrative Judge issued a decision in which he concluded that an individual should not be granted access authorization.

July 11, 2016
PSH-16-0017 - In the Matter of Personnel Security Hearing

On July 11, 2016, 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 failure to file his federal and state income taxes for the years 2011 through 2014. The individual testified that he intended to file his returns and believed he would not be penalized because he would be receiving a refund for all of the tax years in question. Promptly after a November 2015 personnel securit

June 30, 2016
PSH-16-0016 - In the Matter of Personnel Security Hearing

On June 30, 2016, an Administrative Judge issued a decision restoring an individual’s access authorization. In reaching this determination, the Administrative Judge found that the individual had resolved security concerns under Criteria H, J, K, and L regarding the individual’s alcohol and drug use.  After an evaluation, a DOE psychologist concluded that the individual suffered from Opioid Dependence in early remission, and Alcohol Dependence in early remission.

June 30, 2016
PSH-16-0020 - In the Matter of Personnel Security Hearing

On June 30, 2016, an OHA Administrative Judge issued a decision in which he concluded that an individual’s security clearance should not be restored. The local security office alleged that the individual had deliberately omitted significant financial information from his QNSP and from his interview with an OPM security investigator (Criterion F), and had evidenced that he was not reliable or trustworthy due to his outstanding delinquent debt and his pattern of financial irresponsibility (Criterion L).

June 24, 2016
PSH-16-0029 - In the Matter of Personnel Security Hearing

On June 24, 2016, an Administrative Judge issued a decision in which he found that individual’s access authorization should be restored. In reaching this determination, the Administrative Judge found that the individual had resolved security concerns under Criterion L regarding her failure to file 2013 Federal and State tax returns.

June 23, 2016
PSH-16-0028 - In the Matter of Personnel Security Hearing

On June 23, 2016, an Administrative Judge issued a decision in which he determined that an individual's access authorization should not be restored.  According to the Notification Letter, the individual had failed to file his 2013 and 2014 federal and state tax returns, while admitting that he knew he was required by law to do so.  He had also stated on two QNSPs that he had not failed to file tax returns for various years, while later admitting that he should have indicated that he had failed to do so.  Finally, in 2015, he stated that he was not aware that he was required to list his fai

June 23, 2016
PSH-16-0031 - In the Matter of Personnel Security Hearing

On June 23, 2016, an Administrative Judge issued a decision in which he determined that an individual’s access authorization should be restored. The individual reported that his wages were being garnished by the State in which he resides for non-payment of taxes. He later informed the DOE that he had not filed his 2013 State and Federal tax returns. Because this failure to file raised security concerns under criterion (l), the individual’s security clearance was suspended, and he requested a hearing.

June 23, 2016
PSH-16-0018 - In the Matter of Personnel Security Hearing

On June 23, 2016, an OHA Administrative Judge issued a decision in which he determined that an individual’s request for DOE access authorization should not be granted.  The individual was $16,941 past due on his primary mortgage, had an outstanding collection account that was $98 past due, had admitted during a September 16, 2015, personnel security interview that his financial difficulties were the result of being financially irresponsible, by overspending and not living within his means, and had admitted that he had not made any payments on his outstanding second mortgage for seven month