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September 18, 2014
PSH-14-0065 - In the Matter of Personnel Security

On September 18, 2014, an OHA Administrative Judge (AJ) 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. Part 710, citing as security concerns under 10 C.F.R.

September 16, 2014
PSH-14-0062 - In the Matter of Personnel Security

On September 16, 2014, an OHA Administrative Judge issued a decision in which he determined that an individual’s DOE access authorization should not be granted.

September 15, 2014
PSH-14-0063 - In the Matter of Personnel Security

On September 15, 2014, an OHA Administrative Judge issued a decision in which he concluded that an individual’s security clearance should not be restored.  During a periodic re-investigation of the individual, the LSO received adverse financial information about the individual, including with respect to income tax matters and delinquent accounts (including his mortgage). The LSO suspended the individual’s access authorization due to security concerns arising under Criterion L.

September 12, 2014
PSH-14-0053 - In the Matter of Personnel Security

On September 12, 2014, an OHA Administrative Judge issued a Decision finding that the individual’s security clearance should be restored after determining that the documentary and testimonial evidence showed that the individual had demonstrated adequate evidence of rehabilitation from his alcohol abuse and his habitual use of alcohol to excess.

September 12, 2014
PSH-14-0066 - In the Matter of Personnel Security

On September 12, 2014, an Administrative Judge issued a Decision in which he determined that an individual’s should not be granted an access authorization.

September 11, 2014
PSH-14-0037 - In the Matter of Personnel Security

On September 11, 2014, 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 diagnosis with Major Depressive Disorder (MDD).  At the hearing, the DOE psychologist testified that the Individual suffered from MDD, Recurrent, Severe, which could significantly and clinically impair his judgment and compromises his reliability.  The Individual presented the testimony of Psychiatrist #

September 11, 2014
PSH-14-0064 - In the Matter of Personnel Security

On September 11, 2014, an OHA Administrative Judge (AJ) issued a Decision in which she concluded that the DOE should not grant an individual access authorization.  A DOE Operations Office referred the individual to administrative review under 10 C.F.R. Part 710, citing as security concerns under 10 C.F.R.

September 11, 2014
PSH-14-0056 - In the Matter of Personnel Security

On September 11, 2014, an OHA Administrative Judge (AJ) 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. Part 710, citing as security concerns under 10 C.F.R.

September 10, 2014
PSH-14-0061 - In the Matter of Personnel Security

The individual’s employer, a Department of Energy (DOE) contractor, requested a security clearance on the individual’s behalf. The ensuing background investigation revealed information about the individual that raised security concerns. In an attempt to resolve those concerns, the local security office (LSO) summoned the individual for an interview with a personnel security specialist in December 2013.

September 10, 2014
PSH-14-0057 - In the Matter of Personnel Security

On September 10, 2014, an OHA Administrative Judge issued a decision in which he concluded that an individual’s security clearance should not be restored.  During a periodic re-investigation of the individual, the LSO received information that the individual had several unresolved collection accounts and was delinquent in federal and state tax filings. The LSO suspended the individual’s access authorization due to security concerns arising under Criterion L.