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October 28, 2013
PSH-13-0088 - In the Matter of Personnel Security

On October 10, 2013, an OHA Hearing Officer issued a decision in which he determined that an individual’s DOE access authorization should not be restored.  The Record showed that the individual had a DWI, an arrest for an outstanding warrant for arrest, and an alcohol-related termination of employment.  A DOE Psychologist also diagnosed the individual with Alcohol-Abuse.  The Hearing Officer found that the Individual had not shown that he was reformed or rehabilitated from his Alcohol-Abuse.  Nor had the individual mitigated the security concerns raised by his criminal activity since that

October 25, 2013
PSH-13-0078 - In the Matter of Personnel Security

On October 25, 2013, a Hearing Officer determined that an individual’s security clearance should be restored. In reaching this determination, the Hearing Officer found that the individual had successfully addressed the DOE’s security concerns under criteria (h) and (j). Specifically, the Hearing Officer concluded that the individual had demonstrated rehabilitation from Alcohol Use Disorder NOS, and that she was no longer a user of alcohol habitually to excess. She did this by demonstrating eight and one-half months of responsible alcohol use and continuing professional counseling.

October 23, 2013
PSH-13-0090 - In the Matter of Personnel Security Hearing

On October 23, 2013, an OHA Hearing Officer 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 administrative review under 10 C.F.R.

October 21, 2013
PSH-13-0083 - In the Matter of Personnel Security Hearing

On October 21, 2013, an OHA Hearing Officer issued a decision in which he determined that an individual’s DOE access authorization should not be restored.  The Record showed that the individual had a history of three alcohol-related arrests.  A DOE Psychologist also diagnosed the individual with Alcohol-Abuse.  The Hearing Officer found that the Individual had not shown that he was reformed or rehabilitated from his Alcohol-Abuse.  Nor had the individual mitigated the security concerns raised by his criminal activity since that activity was symptomatic of his Alcohol Abuse.

October 11, 2013
PSH-13-0064 - In the matter of Personnel Security Hearing

On October 11, 2013, an OHA Hearing Officer issued a decision in which he concluded the DOE should not restore an individual’s access authorization.   A Local Security Office (LSO) cited concerns raised by the individual’s use of alcohol habitually to excess and an opinion of a DOE consultant psychologist (DOE psychologist) that the individual’s lack of maturity leaves significant questions as to his judgment and reliability.  After conducting a hearing and evaluating the documentary and testimonial evidence, the Hearing Officer did not find that the individual had an “illness or mental co

October 11, 2013
PSH-13-0069 - In the Matter of Personnel Security Hearing

On October 11, 2013, an OHA Hearing Officer issued a decision in which she concluded that an individual’s security clearance should be restored.

October 10, 2013
PSH-13-0097 - In the matter of Personnel Security Hearing

The individual is an employee of a DOE contractor and holds a suspended access authorization.  A Local Security Office (LSO) summoned the individual for a Personnel Security Interview (PSI), with a personnel security specialist on June 4, 2013, in order to address issues raised by an information report that he had failed to meet his income tax obligations and had his wages garnished by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) as a result.  Exhibits 5, 8.

October 10, 2013
PSH-13-0091 - In the Matter of Personnel Security Hearing

On October 10, 2013, an OHA Hearing Officer issued a Decision in which she determined that an Individual’s access authorization should be granted.  In reaching this determination, the Hearing Officer found that the Individual had resolved the security concerns raised by the Local Security Office (LSO) under Criterion F arising from his falsification on a 2007 and 2013 Questionnaire for National Security Positions (QNSP).  In 2007, the Individual completed the form without advice or counsel.  He responded negatively to the question regarding his illegal drug use.  In 2011, after working at

October 10, 2013
PSH-13-0071 - In the Matter of Personnel Security Hearing

On October 10, 2013, an OHA Hearing Officer issued a decision in which she concluded that an individual’s security clearance should be restored.  In March 2013, as part of a background investigation, the local security office (LSO) conducted a Personnel Security Interview (PSI) of the individual to address concerns about his alcohol use and alcohol-related incidents.

October 10, 2013
PSH-13-0070 - In the Matter of Personnel Security Hearing

On October 10, 2013, an OHA Hearing Officer issued a decision in which he concluded that an individual’s security clearance should not be restored.  Following the individual’s employer receiving garnishment notices from both federal and state tax authorities in January 2013, the Local Security Office conducted its fifth personnel security interview with the individual, all of which focused on his personal finances.