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October 27, 2014
PSH-14-0075 - In the Matter of Personnel Security

On October 27, 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 her alcohol use and diagnosis by a DOE psychologist that she suffered from alcohol dependence.  At the hearing, the Individual testified that she had been abstinent since February 2014 and attended an intensive outpatient treatment program.  Prior to February 2014, the Individual was consuming approxim

October 27, 2014
PSH-14-0077 - In the Matter of Personnel Security

On October 27, 2014, an Administrative Judge issued a Decision in which he determined that an individual’s security clearance should not be restored. In reaching this determination, the Administrative Judge found that the individual had resolved security concerns under Criterion F regarding a false answer to a question in a Questionnaire for National Security Position relating to whether the Individual had filed 2012 federal and state tax returns. In making this determination, the Administrative Judge found that the individual had relied on errant advice from a tax preparer.

October 14, 2014
PSH-14-0070 - In the Matter of Personnel Security

On October 14, 2014, an Administrative Judge determined that an individual should not be granted a security clearance.  In reaching this determination, the Administrative Judge found that the individual had not successfully addressed the DOE’s security concerns under Criteria H and J.

October 10, 2014
PSH-14-0071 - In the Matter of Personnel Security

On October 10, 2014, an OHA Administrative Judge issued a decision in which he determined that the DOE should not restore an individual’s DOE access authorization.  As security concerns under Criterion F of 10 CFR Part 710, a Local Security Office (LSO) cited the individual’s failure to list some 18 collection accounts on a 2013 Questionnaire for National Security Positions and her incorrect assertion during a 2014 Personnel Security Interview that she was addressing all of her outstanding debts.  As security concerns under Criterion L of 10 CFR Part 710, the LSO cited the individual’s his

October 9, 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 #

October 3, 2014
PSH-14-0060 - In the Matter of Personnel Security

The individual is employed by a DOE contractor in a position that requires her to hold DOE access authorization. In October 2013, her employer received a warrant garnishing the individual’s wages for unpaid state income taxes for 2007 and 2010. The individual promptly paid the delinquent taxes and obtained a release of the tax lien on her wages. See Exhibit 14.

September 26, 2014
PSH-14-0067 - In the Matter of Personnel Security

On September 26, 2014, an Administrative Judge issued a decision in which he concluded that an individual’s security clearance should not be restored.  During a periodic security reinvestigation, information was received with respect to omissions from the individual’s QNSP (with respect to a workplace reprimand, misuse of prescription drugs, and existing collection accounts), the individual’s misuse of prescription drugs prescribed for both him and his wife; and financial irresponsibility (tax and financial delinquencies).

September 23, 2014
PSH-14-0043 - In the Matter of Personnel Security

On September 23, 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.

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.