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July 1, 2013
PSH-13-0004 - In the Matter of Personnel Security Hearing

On July 1, 2013, an OHA Hearing Officer issued a decision in which she concluded that an individual’s security clearance should not be restored.

July 1, 2013
PSH-13-0029 - Personnel Security Hearing

On July 1, 2013, an OHA Hearing Officer issued a decision in which he determined that an individual’s DOE security clearance should not be restored.  The individual had exhibited a pattern of failing to appropriately manage his financial affairs evidenced by his failure to pay his state and local taxes on time or to file his state and local tax returns for a number of years.  The Individual also collected sales and occupancy taxes from his customers at two motels he owns.  Instead of remitting these funds to the state and local governments as he was required to do, the Individual chose to

June 27, 2013
PSH-13-0036 - In the Matter of Personnel Security Hearing

On June 27, 2013, an OHA Hearing Officer issued a decision in which he concluded that an individual’s authorization access should be restored.  A Local Security Office suspended the individual’s security clearance after he tested positive for amphetamines on a random drug screening at the facility where he is employed by a DOE contractor.

June 26, 2013
PSH-13-0041 - In the Matter of Personnel Security Hearing

On June 26, 2013, an OHA Hearing Officer issued a decision in which he determined that an individual’s DOE access authorization should not be restored.  The individual had a history of three arrests, one of which was alcohol-related.  The individual also had two incidents at work involving alcohol.  The individual also had a longstanding history of minor financial irresponsibility.  A DOE Psychiatrist diagnosed the individual with Alcohol-Abuse/Alcohol Dependence and Cognitive Disorder Not Otherwise Specified (CDNOS).  The Hearing Officer found that the DOE Psychiatrist could not explain o

June 26, 2013
PSH-13-0038 - In the Matter of Personnel Security Hearing

On June 26, 2013, an OHA Hearing Officer issued a Decision in which she determined that an Individual’s access authorization should not be granted.  In reaching this determination, the Hearing Officer found that the Individual had not resolved the security concerns arising from an opinion of a licensed medical professional that he has a mental condition which causes or may cause a significant defect in judgment and reliability and the Individual’s past unreliable behavior.  A DOE psychologist opined that the Individual has a mental trait that makes him unreliable.  The Local Security Offic

June 24, 2013
PSH-13-0016 - In the Matter of Personnel Security Hearing

On June 20, 2013, an OHA Hearing Officer issued a decision in which he concluded that an individual’s security clearance should not be restored.  Following an anonymous report, the Human Reliability Program at the individual’s site investigated a report that the individual had been found incoherent and naked at a local convenience store one morning at 2am by one of his co-workers.  During this investigation, the individual’s HRP certification was suspended.  As the investigation was being completed, the individual’s access authorization came due for a periodic re-investigation.

June 18, 2013
PSH-13-0035 - In the Matter of Personnel Security Hearing

On June 18, 2018, an OHA Hearing Officer issued a decision in which he determined that an individual’s DOE security clearance should not be restored.  The Individual had exhibited a pattern of failing to appropriately manage her financial affairs evidenced by her failure to honor her debts and pay her taxes on time.  The Individual was not able to fully resolve her financial issues because she had not established a sufficient pattern of responsible financial conduct to mitigate her past financial irresponsibility and had not shown that she understood the causes of her financial distresss. 

June 13, 2013
PSH-13-0034 - In the Matter of Personnel Security Hearing

On June 13, 2013, a Hearing Officer determined that an individual’s security clearance should not be restored. In reaching this determination, the Hearing Officer found that the individual had not successfully addressed the DOE’s security concerns regarding her finances under criterion (l).

June 11, 2013
PSH-13-0019 - In the Matter of Personnel Security

On June 11, 2013, an OHA Hearing Officer issued a decision in which he concluded that an individual’s authorization access should be restored.  A Local Security Office suspended the individual’s security clearance following the individual contemplating suicide and, subsequently, being diagnosed by a DOE consulting psychologist as meeting the criteria for Adjustment Disorder with Mixed Anxiety and Depressed Mood, Chronic.

June 10, 2013
PSH-12-0144 - In the Matter of Personnel Security

On June 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 Individual had been criminally charged with sexual misconduct involving two minors.  A DOE Psychologist found that the individual suffers from Personality Disorder Not Otherwise Specified (PDNOS).  The Hearing Officer found that the Individual had not shown that the allegations concerning sexual misconduct with minors were unfounded.  Moreover,  three mental health professionals agreed that the question of whether the Individual suffer