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March 9, 2015
PSH-14-0091 - In the Matter of Personnel Security Hearing

On March 9, 2015, an Administrative Judge issued a decision in which he determined that an individual’s access authorization should not be restored. In reaching this determination, the Administrative Judge found that the individual had resolved a number of security concerns regarding the individual’s past academic dishonesty, his prior history of psychiatric illnesses, and various alleged workplace incidents.

February 27, 2015
PSH-14-0101 - In the Matter of Personnel Security Hearing

This case involves an Individual who tested positive for alcohol during a random screening conducted at his workplace.  The LSO conducted a Personnel Security Interview (PSI) of the Individual and requested that he be examined by a DOE consultant psychologist (the Psychologist), who found that the Individual habitually used alcohol to excess.  Unable to resolve the derogatory information, the LSO issued a Notification Letter to the Individual.  See 10 C.F.R.

February 26, 2015
PSH-14-0098 - In the Matter of Personnel Security Hearing

The individual is employed by a Department of Energy (DOE) contractor, and was granted a security clearance in connection with that employment. During a 2013 routine re-investigation of his ex-wife, the local security office (LSO) obtained information about the individual’s finances that raised security concerns. The LSO conducted an investigation into his finances, and as a part of that investigation, it summoned the individual for an interview with a personnel security specialist.

February 18, 2015
PSH-14-0100 - In the Matter of Personnel Security Hearing

On February 18, 2015, an OHA Administrative Judge (AJ) issued a Decision in which he concluded that the DOE should not restore an individual’s 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.

February 18, 2015
PSH-14-0105 - In the Matter of Personnel Security Hearing

The Individual is employed by a DOE contractor in a position that requires her to hold a DOE security clearance.  The Local Security Office (LSO) conducted a Personnel Security Interview (PSI) with the Individual in September 2014, after receiving potentially derogatory information regarding the Individual’s financial indebtedness.

February 12, 2015
PSH-14-0102 - In the Matter of Personnel Security Hearing

On February 12, 2015, 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.

February 5, 2015
PSH-14-0089 - In the Matter of Personnel Security Hearing

On February 4, 2015, an OHA Administrative Judge (AJ) issued a Decision in which she concluded that the DOE should not restore an individual’s suspended access authorization.  A DOE Operations Office referred the individual to administrative review under 10 C.F.R.

February 5, 2015
PSH-14-0096 - In the Matter of Personnel Security Hearing

The individual is employed by a DOE contractor in a position that requires her to hold a DOE security clearance. During a background investigation, information surfaced about the individual’s failure to file federal income tax returns.  When the Local Security Office (LSO) was unable to resolve the derogatory information during a personnel security interview (PSI), it requested and received permission to initiate an administrative review proceeding.

Kimberly Jenkins-Chapman - Administrative Judge

February 2, 2015
PSH-14-0093 - In the Matter of Personnel Security Hearing

The individual is employed by a DOE contractor, and was granted a security clearance in connection with that employment.  During a routine re-investigation of the individual, the local security office (LSO) obtained information that raised security concerns.  To address those concerns, the LSO summoned the individual for an interview with a personnel security specialist in July 2014.  After this Personnel Security Interview (PSI) failed to resolve the concerns, the LSO determined that derogatory information existed that cast into doubt the individual’s eligibility for access authorization.

January 30, 2015
PSH-14-0095 - In the Matter of Personnel Security Hearing

On January 30, 2015, an OHA Administrative Judge issued a decision in which he concluded that an individual’s security clearance should be restored.  The individual voluntarily entered a 30-day residential program for alcohol treatment following an “intervention” coordinated by his wife. Upon his release from the treatment facility, the LSO referred the individual to a DOE consulting psychologist for evaluation.