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June 18, 2014
PSH-14-0031 - In the Matter of Personnel Security Hearing

On June 18, 2014, an OHA Administrative Judge issued a decision in which he determined that an individual’s DOE access authorization should be granted.

June 17, 2014
PSH-14-0010 - In the Matter of Personnel Security

On June 17, 2014, an OHA Administrative Judge issued a decision finding that the individual should be granted a security clearance after she determined that the individual had mitigated the security concerns associated with her close and continuing contact with family members in a foreign country and her continuing connections to other persons and entities in that foreign country.

June 13, 2014
PSH-14-0014 - In the Matter of Personnel Security

On June 13, 2014, an OHA Administrative Judge issued a decision in which he determined that the DOE should not restore an individual’s access authorization.  As security concerns under Criteria H, J, and L of 10 CFR Part 710, a Local Security Office (LSO) cited a DOE psychologist’s diagnosis of Alcohol Abuse and two alcohol-related arrests.  The Administrative Judge found that the individual had not resolved the concerns related to his Alcohol Abuse.  Though the individual is now receiving counseling, participating in group aftercare, and abstaining from alcohol, the Administrative Judge w

June 6, 2014
PSH-14-0018 - In the Matter of Personnel Security

On June 6, 2014, an OHA Administrative Judge (AJ) issued a Decision in which she concluded that the DOE should 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.

June 5, 2014
PSH-14-0017 - In the Matter of Personnel Security

On June 5, 2014, an OHA Administrative Judge issued a decision in which he determined that an individual’s DOE access authorization should be restored.  The Individual had a pattern of failing to meet her financial obligations dating back to at least 1997.  In addition, a DOE Psychiatrist diagnosed the Individual with Gambling Disorder. 

June 5, 2014
PSH-14-0021 - In the Matter of Personnel Security

On June 5, 2014, an OHA Administrative Judge issued a decision in which he concluded that an individual’s security clearance should not be restored.  The individual was originally granted access authorization following a favorable administrative review decision in 2004. Prior to the 2004 Hearing, the individual had been twice convicted of Boating Under the Influence of Alcohol and had been diagnosed by a DOE consulting psychiatrist as alcohol dependent.

June 5, 2014
PSH-14-0006 - In the Matter of Personnel Security

On June 5, 2014, an OHA Administrative Judge issued a decision in which she concluded that an individual’s security clearance should be restored.  In January 2014, as part of a background investigation, the local security office (LSO) conducted a Personnel Security Interview (PSI) of the individual to address concerns about her failure to file federal income tax returns for tax years 2011 and 2012.  The individual’s behavior raised security concerns under Criterion L.  After conducting a hearing and evaluating the documentary and testimonial evidence, the Administrative Judge found that th

June 2, 2014
PSH-14-0013 - In the Matter of Personnel Security Hearing

On June 2, 2014, 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, the Administrative Judge found that the Individual had not resolved the security concerns arising from falsifications on his Questionnaire for National Security Positions (QNSP); delinquent debts; and failure to report to the DOE two bankruptcy filings and a wage garnishment.  At the hearing, the individual claimed that he failed to list delinquent debts on his QNSP because he believed it would be easier to

May 29, 2014
PSH-14-0020 - In the Matter of Personnel Security

On January 22, 2014, an OHA Administrative Judge issued a decision in which he determined that an individual’s DOE access authorization should not be restored.

May 29, 2014
PSH-14-0001 - In the Matter of Personnel Security

On May 29, 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.